2018 Film Challenge: 38. 10 Cloverfield Lane

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┬áthat’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.
  • Woah
  • 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.
  • Creepy
  • Woah
  • Bunker life doesn’t seem so bad
  • I’ve had actual nightmares about having to crawl through vents *shudders*
  • Creepy!
  • John Goodman’s so good in this
  • Woah
  • Eeeeek
  • OK, that’s a tad too unrealistic horror villain, but hey
  • That’s some impressive craftsmanship
  • Uh oh
  • Ugh
  • Yep, that pretty much describes it
  • That’s the end? I have some questions.
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One Response to 2018 Film Challenge: 38. 10 Cloverfield Lane

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    I’d never seen this (or any of the Cloverfield films in fact) before. My initial plan was to watch the first film in anticipation of this, however as with Star Wars, I’m so far behind now that that was abandoned. As you mentioned though, knowledge of the first film wasn’t really necessary to enjoy this one.

    And enjoy it I did! I watched it on Netflix, and I thought it was fabulous. I thought all three leads were fantastic, and you are correct, John Goodman does creepy so well. I love the way it made you flip flop between ‘is Howard crazy?’ or ‘is the outside world in fact crazy’? I wasn’t so crazy about the final act of the movie, however I understand that you had to draw this chapter to a close, whilst also leaving the story open to further episodes.

    So, in conclusion, a definite thumbs up from me!

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