Well, not really a review review. But I thought I should, at least, give my two cents on the movie.
In a nutshell, I enjoyed it. Just like I enjoyed other plot-challenged flicks in the past, such as Twister and Snakes on a Plane. You know, the ones you watch purely for the thrill; and are allowed to temporarily unplug your brain for the entire duration.
Cloverfield is what they all say it is… Blair Witch Project meets Godzilla. It’s very loud and dizzying. It was shot Blair Witch style. Some guy documenting the whole thing with a camcorder. Well, it starts out with some guy’s going-away party. That goes on for about 15 minutes or so, until a big bang was heard. And that’s when the fun begins. I thought the party actually went a little too long. It’s like a roller coaster ride. The party scene felt like standing in a long line. But then, eventually comes, the ride!
It went on fairly quick, too. The whole movie, minus the long end credits, clocked in at a little over an hour. However, that’s about all you can take. And, the ending was a bit abrupt, I thought. But no worries, I won’t ruin it for anyone.
However, if I could have a little say about possible changes I could make to the movie… I’d like to suggest that the monster, as awesome as I thought it was, could have been simply eliminated, altogether. I come from the Vincent Price school of horror… the scariest thing is what you know is there, but don’t see. Hence, I’m afraid, the presence of a scary-looking creature might have only reduced Cloverfield to the ranks of cliches. But, that’s just me.
Anyhow, like I said, overall, I enjoyed it a lot. That’s it. And for a matinee’s price, my conscience is definitely clear.