I haven’t seen any of the other Cloverfield films, though I know they’re only loosely related to each other anyway, so I don’t think that’s a disadvantage. It might even be an advantage. A work colleague recommended this one to me.
Overall I really enjoyed this film – it’s tense, it’s interesting, plus John Goodman’s awesomely creepy. The ending’s almost like the start of a different film, which is a little jarring, but I didn’t hate it. You’re left with quite a few questions, but mostly in a good way.
Here are the thoughts I had whilst watching it:
- Bad Robot! Is this JJ Abrams? I think I had read that but had forgotten.
- That’s not a good way to wake up
- I might have been playing too much Life Is Strange recently (not that that’s possible), but this feels like a scene from that.
- He’s not a vampire, dude. Is he?
- He’s got a jukebox? This bunker’s seeming more appealing.
- Bunker life doesn’t seem so bad
- I’ve had actual nightmares about having to crawl through vents *shudders*
- John Goodman’s so good in this
- OK, that’s a tad too unrealistic horror villain, but hey
- That’s some impressive craftsmanship
- Uh oh
- Yep, that pretty much describes it
- That’s the end? I have some questions.