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Old 01-20-2008, 11:41 AM   #11
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I don't think you guys watched the same movie.

It wasn't creative, it wasn't artistic, it was bad. The movie was suppose to be a thriller/horror movie. At no point during the movie was I incited to any emotion. I was not scared at all, nor did my heart start racing at anytime.

I'll admit, I fell for the hype of the movie. It was built up so much I just had to see it. But after the movie I can not help but feel as if I had just been taken for a con ride for $10.

The monster was un-creative. Sure it looked great, but it failed to incite any horror or terror in me. I respect the 'shakey-camera'. I enjoyed Blair Witch Project. But it was used to no effect in Cloverfield. It made me feel removed from the movie, rather than putting me right there in the middle of the action like it was supposed to.

You learned nothing about the monster. Absolutely nothing. My friends asked what the movie was about, and I did not know what to say. Because it wasn't about anything. The entirety of the plot is, "Monster attacks Manhattan, people try to survive it." Nothing else. There was clearly no thought put into this movie. It's not part of a grand scheme of things that the writers had planned.

The movie was ended at a point to force a sequel. *SMALL SPOILER* People say, "Yah but the 'Property of US Government' in the credits means that the government was involved". OF COURSE THEY WERE INVOLVED! The military was fighting them. That one line watermarked into the credits does not reveal anything. It was just dumb.

The entire movie was dumb. I'm left with more questions than before I watched the movie:

- Why did the girl explode behind the curtain after being bit, that was just stupid.
- Where did the monster come from
- How does no one notice a 30 story tall monster in the surrounding waters of New York City. How the hell did the cost guard miss that? Dumb.
- Why did little baby monsters fall off the big monster? Doesn't make any sense. Even if it is a monster from another planet or something dumb like that how'd the monster get here. Dumb.
- The entire cast was so annoying. Horrible acting. The horrible acting prevented me from getting at all submerged into the movie. Never have I rooted for a monster with such enthusiasm.
- Did the two people in the end die?
- Did the nukes work? Were they even used?

A good cinematic movie would answer the questions a viewer had going into the movie; while having the answers to those questions raise new questions. This was just a waste of an hour and 20 minutes. And its actually a lot shorter than that, because the theaters consider the 10 minute previews as part of the total movie length.

There is no justification for this to be called a good movie. I'm not calling you guys stupid, I'm calling the movie stupid. And I think we all fell for the hype; so we don't want to admit we got conned. We did. The greatest con of the new millennium so far.

I have never had a police escort out of a theater. While I did not, a couple people threw stuff a the screen at the end of the movie. There was a small riot and after two people puked the theater issued a certificate to everyone in the theater to see another movie at a later time for free and apologized.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:04 PM   #12
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Cloverfield is very good movie, I don't know what you got to QQ about just cuz u utterly hated it.. Majority loved it. But yeah it was freaking good .. you have to be creative with your mind.. I'm going to go see it again on monday to watch the details.
You don't get it the movie was the camcorder that was recorded .. played back ... how the hell would they have recorded nukes and what not with that camera... THINK ABOUT IT!!! ...
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:21 PM   #13
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Cloverfield is very good movie, I don't know what you got to QQ about just cuz u utterly hated it.. Majority loved it. But yeah it was freaking good .. you have to be creative with your mind.. I'm going to go see it again on monday to watch the details.
You don't get it the movie was the camcorder that was recorded .. played back ... how the hell would they have recorded nukes and what not with that camera... THINK ABOUT IT!!! ...
It's not my fault the general premise for the movie was bad. What would of been nice if they had shown collections of different videos from different people so you could of learned something. This was the wrong technique for this movie, and it suffered because of it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:23 PM   #14
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It's not my fault the general premise for the movie was bad. What would of been nice if they had shown collections of different videos from different people so you could of learned something. This was the wrong technique for this movie, and it suffered because of it.
If they showd different ideas from different people you would be very lost on whos who and whats what.. who said a human being can video tape the PERFECT movie while they are in state of crisis... they are replaying the documentation the dude made...
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i see where your coming from mayorredbread

i did find it al little upsetting that they left so many Q's un answered

but its the whoe "WTF IS THIS, WHAT GOING ON" atmosphere that i liked about it, the whoe down and dirty styl is wat is so unique about it

im sry u dident like it though
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #16
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Mayorredbread, how old are you?

The only reason I ask is because half the reviews I read said only people under 30 would find it good... Maybe that's the difference between you hating it and the other members here liking it.
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It's not unique though; the technique has been used several times before. I do not think if they had used several point of views to show different perspectives on the same situation, like in Crash, the movie would of made sense. Questions could have been answered, the movie could of been longer, and maybe I would of enjoyed it.

I would of loved for the annoying cast to die in the first 20 minutes, then show the happenings from a different point of view; perhaps that of a combat photographer for the military who somehow reveals information to us about the monster. Then the two storylines converge and use knowledge gained from both to realize a common truth.

The only good thing about this movie were the effects. You can't even say it was a movie, because it wasn't. It was a 1 hour long showcase of special effects and nothing more.

EDIT: I'm 18. I hate our generation. Everyone is so dumb. Only this generation would say that this is a good movie. It wasn't. It was built up to be, 'The next great american classic horror movie', and we all wanted to believe that so much we've been tricked into thinking what we saw was good.
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mabey the whole on the edge of your seat not knowing ne answers thing is what some people like....

u dont, but i do, thats y i give this movie a 9/10
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It's not unique though; the technique has been used several times before. I do not think if they had used several point of views to show different perspectives on the same situation, like in Crash, the movie would of made sense. Questions could have been answered, the movie could of been longer, and maybe I would of enjoyed it.

I would of loved for the annoying cast to die in the first 20 minutes, then show the happenings from a different point of view; perhaps that of a combat photographer for the military who somehow reveals information to us about the monster. Then the two storylines converge and use knowledge gained from both to realize a common truth.

The only good thing about this movie were the effects. You can't even say it was a movie, because it wasn't. It was a 1 hour long showcase of special effects and nothing more.

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You still have the wrong idea on what this movie was trying to show.. It IS unique.. The movie is the documentation played back ... its as realistic as it can be.. you cant have the dude iwth the vid camera die and magical someone elses tape ended up the camera showing the rest of the monster...


How do you know that this generation is really dumb... how can you prove that... maybe your just the crazy one.. maybe the majority are aliens... maybe im just insane... you cant speak for the world..
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ya...it was more on the line of a docmentry then a movie

mabey thats y u dident like it

but thats y i liked it....alot
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