Sunday, January 20, 2008
What fun to be in New York City on the opening weekend of Cloverfield! This creative monster-disaster movie grabbed the top spot at the US box office this weekend. My host for the weekend, Randi, is more inclined to films like Away From Her, Juno and The Savages. She was a good sport, and we saw this thriller at the Clearview on 1st and 62nd St. last night. The film has a brilliant structure, making the viewer feel a part of a home video shoot, that starts at a party and ends in disaster. The style draws the viewer in, and drags you uptown on the horror ride of a lifetime.
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A few critics really hammered "Cloverfield," and I'm curious as to why. Seems like it accomplished exactly what it set out to do -- tell a Godzilla-style story with modern movie techniques. I was riveted through and through.
I agree, Toto, I think they totally delivered on this one.
Just saw this at 4:35...got out and it was dark...walking to the subway there was a creaky bicycle delivery guy coming up behind us and it sounded EXACTLY like those freaky spider things...god, it kept me clinging to Ryan even after it was over!!!!
Glad you saw it. I think those freaky spider things were creepier than the monster! I'm still thinking about this movie 2 days later....
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