Saturday, March 19, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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Damn! I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It is certainly not for everyone, but as a movie fanatic and a fan of the original this was the movie for me.

In some ways it was as expected, and in others it was totally unexpected. It is by no means a perfect movie, but 10 Cloverfield Lane along with Cloverfield take the idea of "franchise" to an entirely new level.The mystery and secrecy of these films is so fun too.

John Goodman is incredible. He always has been and always will be. The story is rad. The production design, acting, cinematography, art design, the sound and music were remarkably executed, even the opening title sequence was elegant and bad ass, everything pleasingly stuck out, all with a supposed budget of  only $15 million, according to the Google.

     I appreciate a new, fresh, and off-kilter way of storytelling, and I hope something "Cloverfield" continues in the future. Maybe it will, maybe not. I don't know if it matters.

Okay, I admit too, I am an unabashed fan of the original, and the person I went with had never seen the original and didn't really like Cloverfield Lane much. However, I don't know if the relationship to the original truly matters either. For me, The Cloverfield Saga is a demonstration of minimalist filmmaking and storytelling at it's best. If you like the trailer, you'll probably like the film (maybe look up the premise of the original too, if that's you're thing).

The main thing I did not like about seeing this film was some members of the audience. When you go to a movie, keep your damn mouth shut, or don't go to a movie theater, and don't check you're damn phone. If you need to check you phone, you leave the damn theater, your updates are not that important. And whether you're a movie theater talker or a phone checker, you are a terrible human being. There is no need to comment to your friend throughout an entire film, especially in a manner that a person five or six seats away can hear you. Do you know how insane that is? If you believe in a hell, I don't, but if you do, that is where you are going. Utter nonsense, you're visiting the wrong venue, stay home you sons' of bitches.

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