Friday, January 25, 2008


One word... "AWESOME!" That is how I describe this movie. If I had to give it a rating, it would be an 8.5 out of 10. I am not going to give away the movie but it basically is just the footage taken right off someones video camera during a catastrophic event that happened in New York City... of course fictional. You see the movie through the small digital video camera as if you were there filming it yourself. This is what makes the movie so intense. Of course they did not film the movie with small $300 DV cameras but used nice hi-def Sony ones that cost a hundred times more... but the way they shot it sure appeared to be just like how your uncle Joe would have video taped your grandmother's 70th birthday party but with a ton of action and near death experiences.

The movie starts with some wording on a screen saying that this was a video tape that took account of something called "Cloverfield" that happened at what was once known as Central Park in New York. Then the end of the movie just ends in credits right when the tape in the camera runs out. A standard Mini-DV tape on a standard digital video camera lasts about an hour but this movie was close to two hours long. It is interesting because all you see is what is on the tape. There is no explanation what the thing devastating the city really is and you do not know exactly what happens to some of the main characters at the end of the film once the time runs out.


Post a Comment

<< Home