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Friday Movie: Cloverfield

Filed in: TV & Movies.

Yes, this is late. :P

On Friday I went to see Cloverfield, a film from Lost creator J.J. Abrams about the experiences of a group of people during a monster attack on New York. It's filmed Blair Witch style, leading me to dub it the Blairzilla Project.

This is a smashing film and, unlike last week's didn't feel the need to have things jump out suddenly every five minutes just to make the audience jump. That said, there are plenty of scary moments. The movie's framed as video taped by one of the main characters using a handicam, and despite there being no incidental music at all, the mood in any particular scene is quite obvious. I thought the monster itself didn't quite look real enough, but it's hard to say if that's just because visualising something of that size is difficult or if it was something else.

My rating: 9/10

Posted January 21, 2008 7:44 PM


Always said you don't need incidental music to make a story work. (In some ways, it's used as a crutch by filmmakers who are trying to patch up their movie.)

Posted by: Thad Ritchards | January 22, 2008 7:06 AM

Bloody awesome film, Cloverfield.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | January 23, 2008 9:24 PM

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