Point . . .

by Michael O. Allen on February 1, 2008


I finally saw Cloverfield and that’s my verdict. There’s no real story arc, no redemption, no character development, absolutely nothing startling or surprising in this film. It is also unsatisfying because the five friends they followed in the movie are especially unlikable people and unworthy of our concern for their fates.

The premise appears to be to take those initial moments on Sept. 11, 2001, when we did not know who or what attacking the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and to make the attacker be some all powerful, unseen for a long stretch, self-replicating, and indefinable monster.

At the end, the only thing that would have satisfied me would have been if the monster devoured the surviving couple. Alas, it didn’t.


Todd Drew February 2, 2008 at 5:21 PM

I’ll make sure and skip it.

Henry February 2, 2008 at 5:31 PM

Me too. Sounds like a trend.

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