June 26, 2008

...Cloverfield (2008)

Cloverfield is the story of a Godzilla-type thing (which we see minimally) transported into New York City, and told using the methods employed in The Blair Witch Project (and more importantly Cannibal Holocaust before it). With this lineage, one might think J.J. Abrams (of Lost and MI:3) would be able to fashion a scary and fun movie but instead it is bogged down with a bunch of twenty somethings about whom I could care less. And the digital video gimmick gets old quickly (unlike the aforementioned precursors) ultimately becoming an annoyance rather than an enhancement - and this is in a movie that is barely 75 minutes long!

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