Jan 22 2008

Cloverfield: worthy of the hype?

Published by at 11:06 pm under Digital,Media

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A clover field

Just back from seeing Cloverfield at the Oktyabr cinema. I wanted to like it, I really really did.

Sorry, though, but it was very nearly as bad as Tom Cruise’s War of the Worlds ‘epic’.

It starts off pretty well, but before long it descends into a combination of monster-cliché and special effects. Pretty much anything resembling a plot goes out the window, and in the end the monster wins.  Raincoaster will definitely like the monster.

The zeitgeist-laden tag line, the idea of a monster movie for the YouTube generation, sounded great.  But in the end, I’d rather see Dave Lee Travis play Macbeth.

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