I went with dug to see Cloverfield today. There’s been a lot of buzz about it, but not much information, so I thought I’d better see it before something was spoiled for me (and out of courtesy for anyone else, I’ll keep this spoiler free also).
J.J. Abrams was a producer for the film and I’ve liked his work on Alias and especially Lost. He didn’t disappoint with this one.
I’ve been visiting several sites to get other’s reaction to the movie since it was shot in a very unique way. Everything is seen through the lens of a home video camera, “Blair Witch” style (though I never saw that movie). Apparently some find it disorienting, although I didn’t have any problem with it. The whole experience is very unique and very engaging. It’s well worth seeing.
I’m surprised, though, at how many people have commented about their dislike of the movie (rottentomatoes.com ranks it high at 76%). It’s too bad the public (at least the vocal ones online) feel this way because it was put together so well. It’s definitely not your typically movie experience, so maybe people can’t appreciate it?
Wait…why does this surprise me? These are the same people who went in droves to see Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean and ranted about how great they were.
Anyway, do yourself a favor and see Cloverfield if you get a chance.