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Cloverfield review
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Score based on feeling.

When I first heard of this movie I was really intrigued. The smart marketing campaign really got to me and I just had to see it. I caught it in a theater, which is really the only option to give the fantastic audio justice. A lot of people complain about the shaky camera style used in this movie, but I just love it. Evern since Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and especially Friday Night Lights, I have been in love with more realistic handheld camera work. I'm almost disappointed every time I see a shot from a crane or a standard stable shot. How we follow a group of regular people trying to escape this horror is just refreshing and fantastic. The slow buildup in the beginning is also great. The ending was quite sudden, and I'm ok with that. The only real problems I had with the movie was that the guy with the camera is Marmaduke in Carpoolers for me, so kinda ruined him a bit, and the short runtime. Usually I would have given it a 9/10, but I smiled for an hour after I left the theater so 10/10 is based on my feeling after watching it. I actually don't want a sequel since I really don't think it can be as good or surprising.

Added by Jon Nivesjo
10 years ago on 5 March 2008 22:59