10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he's saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
I enjoyed watching this film and would recommend other to give it a try , (as I am) but this movie, although enjoyable to watch due to the better than average acting fails to add anything new to its storyline that is all too familiar to these types of movies.
It is encouraging that the film ends so strongly.Otherwise, it wouldn't have been a particularly memorable film
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
It could have been a classic had it not been for that terrible ending. Everything was going well, the suspense between the characters, was the bunker man telling the truth? Everybody watching could not say, he looked like a man with serious psychological issues. Now, what is this obsession with presenting aliens as some sort of prehistoric dinosaurs with a big nasty mouth eager to eat you? Does anyone think that a dinosaur like creature grinning their teeth would have the brain and the ability to build a space ship and travel through space? It's ridiculous!
The first half contained mystery. Is Howard a monster who kidnapping Michelle for his own twisted reasons or is he an awkward good guy who is saving her and emmit's life out of human compassion.. It's an engaging question because weirdness does not equate to badness and maybe Howard will end up being a nuanced character, who despite his many pathologies is a good person inside and need some time and trust to show it. The surprise is there a door number 3. He's a nut and he's saving her. i liked the movie up until that point. Then the movie seems to lose interest in itself. The dialogue becomes loose, cheesy and the characters become horror tropes. the end barely makes sense and you get the feeling it's been rewritten 30 times and they desperately want to wrap it all up in something that is semi plausible. I'll watch just about anything with Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She can sit at a chair and table eating baked beans and I'm in. She was perfect. John Goodman was effective especially in the first half.. The second I saw Emmit i knew he was DOA. They were trying too hard to make him endearing and lovable and he was the barrier between Howard's and Michelle's alone time that the movie definitely was going to make happen. It's disappointing that a movie with so much promise would fail this hard as it went on. If you're bored and want a thriller slightly better than a B movie there are worse things to watch.
I almost feel like with the first Cloverfield movie, they didn't plan very well afterwards. I read somewhere that those two movies aren't related but, come on. Any ways, the suspense was great. The movie was interesting. It's a unique way to follow up from the first one. Still a lot of plot holes connecting the two in my opinion. But as a stand alone movie, I thought it was decent. John Goodman did a good job.
The movie's story was really exciting but wasn't used well especially in the end. The music written was working on intimidating the audience more than adding to the scene. The characters weren't that good but the actors did a great job in performing them. The movie had some unpredictable shocks that was pretty good but left some plot holes like why Emmett told the truth to Howard even though they could invent any other reason like that they were trying to make a costume as Michelle wanted to be a costume designer. Also some questions Howard's daughter that we didn't know what happened to her or why she wrote "help" or did he really killed her or why we mentioned the movie mentioned it in the first place and giving wrong picture to Michelle as that Howard was trying to make them really afraid of him thinking that he lied though he could not mention it in the first place. The place where they were hiding was pretty good with most of it's scenes and a good effort was done in it. The ending scene was like a superhero that I feel was a big flop with a shy shot of a monster. Overall I don't feel you should watch but it's worth a shot that I don't much recommend . I give it 6.5 out of 10 sadly for me I was very excited about it.