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Cloverfield: A Review

There will be many long winded passages about the genius of this film, or the death of classical cinema, or how it kicks ass and is a great monster flick, or how it gives people head aches.

I’m not going to be long winded here.

I’m just going to tell you that Cloverfield is an excellent film. I’m not going to talk about the style or point out what this or that means. Going to see this film tonight was the first time in a very long time that I simply sat back and just experienced a movie. Sure, for the first fifteen minutes I was analyzing everything, but as soon as the action started that part of my brain clicked off and I sat amazed.

I turned to Toku several times, biting my fingernails and whispering, “I love this movie” with a happy grin on my face.

I really enjoyed this film. I hope you do too. Just try and remember that no matter what the debate may be about the style of the film, it is still just a story. A damned fine one at that.

So enjoy it…you don’t have to be an intellectual about it.


If you are wondering what exactly I loved so much about this film here are a few points:


The monster(s) were kick ass.