I am increasingly becoming impressed by the stable of Bad Robot. First “LOST” and now “Cloverfield”. It must not be easy to be surrounded by wolves in Hollywood and yet keep churning out off stream concepts, skewed treatments, raw executions and the never ending rabbits out of the hat. For that alone, they have got my vote.
I mean where do u get off making a multi-million dollar special effects film and shoot it like a home video – only in LA LA Land. Simply brilliant. I think M Night shyamalan has finaly got some competition – JJAbrams.
Having said that – first 20 minutes could have been crisper by good 10 minutes but i understand where the director is coming from on that – because it was important to establish the humdrum, the mundane the regular juggles but could have been crisper.
another hmmmm… point – The situation in which our characters find themselves was more scary than what caused that situation. This could have been enhanced but i think these guys are leaving that for the sequel. I am sure there will be one. There should be. (I dont want to give away the spoilers, hence, the mysterious wording)
The best part about this nugget is that besides being a sci-fi horror genre – it is so hilarious…really funny. Very Larry david too. So vishal here will be flapping his buns.
now, what makes me wonder is that why didnt it grab the world’s and media attention the way it should have. possible reason – i think media and people are burnt out on sci-fi/monster attacks big city films. So perhaps this film came a little late but it deserves huge brownie points for its treatment.
So get some popcorn, coke and your pet squeeze next to you and take this wow ride.