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Cloverfield (2008)

US 85m, Colour
Director: Matt Reeves; Cast: Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Annable

CloverfieldCloverfield is a found footage-style monster movie set in New York City which documents a series of extraordinary events captured on a camcorder. When an apparent earthquake hits and the power goes out, everyone at a party heads out onto the streets to discover the real source of the earth-shaking outage, an enormous monster that is destroying everything in its path. Though the shaky cam technique was generally nausea inducing, it added to the mood of the film,  the desperation of the main characters, and the authenticity of the monster (Klaus Ming April 2016).

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2 comments on “Cloverfield (2008)

  1. Thomas Sorensen
    04/11/2016

    I saw this one in the cinema and it worked just beautifully. On a television screen it is a bit more pedestrian and the idea of found footage is starting to get old.

    • Klaus
      04/11/2016

      I hadn’t seen it since it was in theaters (just before I started blogging). I enjoyed re-watching and didn’t have to turn away from the television screen as I did at the theater 🙂

      I agree, that found footage has had its day.

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