Well, I’d had January 18th etched in my mind for a while, but it turned out that it just wouldn’t work out that day for me to see Cloverfield. But this afternoon I caught a matinée and was blown away. No spoilers here, but just suffice to say that it was one of the more impressive movies I’ve seen in a while.
Not necessarily because of the story, but because of the methods of the film makers, how they did it, what they showed, how the couched the story, and how they gave me a few pauses to catch my breath before making me hold it again for the next few minutes. It had some comedic moments in it as well.
A few pieces of advice if you’re going to go see it:
- Go pee before hand. No, it’s not going to make you pee, but you don’t want to have to get up in the middle of this one and miss anything. Don’t get a huge Dr. Pepper or anything either.
- Don’t sit too close to the screen. Did you see The Bourne Ultimatum? Remember those fight scenes and chase scenes? It’s quite similar to that, except the whole movie.
- Pay very close attention at the very end.
- And if you want to wait out the ending credits, there’s something for you to listen for.
- And buckle up.
Admittedly, this is not a film for everyone. The Wife probably wouldn’t have liked it. But pretty much all my friend that have seen it were quite impressed with it.