worth watching I went in to this with very low expectations, turns out this was a pretty good movie. I thought the camera shake factor was settle... nothing like the blare witch project. The ppl complaining about their 4 dollars or their precious time all have one thing in common, they certainly didnt turn the movie off!
Starts out like a cheap college party flik .. but the baseline turns out to be excellent in developing the character's motivations. Initially seems like a 'Blair Witch' shaky-cam spin-off, but then turns into excellent FX, realistic death & destruction. Soldiers act like real soldiers. There's no blatant stupidity. (Just ignore the obvious caveat about the camera battery life).
The WORST EVER MOVIE Made! ! ! My second cousins, who average an age of three, could've shot a better film than this train wreck. Throughout the "film", a person records the events leading up to the monster's appearance and literally the entire movie is seen through that crappy camcorder to give you an idea how terrible this flick is. The final straw: The origin of the creature was NEVER revealed whatsoever and the film didn't have an ending either UNLESS you count the main characters getting crushed as an decent ending. EPIC FAIL! ! !
Everyone thinks they're a Critic. #myopinion You can not base how you feel about a movie only by the cinematography. Here there be story structure, character development, questions of background stories and production value. I pride myself on knowing and loving film. Films should leave us with unanswered questions and enough story to truly leave us wanting more. That being said, this part may be distasteful, do criticize a film PUBLICLY, if; 1. You will falsely "rate" the feature based on a belief. 2. You do not fully understand the English language.
Awful Shaky Movie! The handheld shake throughout the whole movie is ridiculous and extremely annoying! I give it one star because of it. On the other hand the visual and special FX were very well done. But I wouldn't recommend it to a friend.
Great movie I love the how the creature looks and the fact that the camera shakes a lot is good too the fact that if something like that hsppened you wouldn't be able to hold a camera steady with all the running and panicking you'll be lucky at all if u can even hold one that's the point of tbe shaky camera, i really love movies that are done like this
Good Monster Film This movie was a good found footage/monster film. The direction of the film was nice, but maybe I feel like it was a tad rushed. Monster was crazy scary looking. The characters were good and likeable. I would suggest that if you don't like found footage, then maybe steer clear of this movie. However, I love the genre and I thought this film was a solid representation of it.
Divisive Some think it's the worst, some love it (like Blair Witch Project), I'm on the "love it" side. It's more than a "Godzilla" movie, because most people care about the characters, not just the destruction. End leaves you wanting more, more clarity, more background, just like a great ending should (for those of us who don't want everything tied up neatly in a bow). You owe it a viewing, uninterrupted!
Story, effects, and actors are great! First off, the elephant in the room: yes, the video is shaky. But if are able to look past that, or if it doesn't bother you then you are in for a great movie. The special effects really are very scaled back, and not over the top - and that's a good thing! It's very realistic. Proof that not going balls-to-the-wall crazy on effects and monsters makes for a much better thrilling, suspenseful movie. The actors and story are also pretty great.
Take a sea sickness pill Seriously, how do the absolute worst movies get such high ratings? I got sick from all the shakey camera footage. The "found footage" gimmick is really tired. How this foolishness managed to spawn an offspring (ie another stupid Cloverfield movie) is beyond me. It's a conspiracy I swear.
This.Movie.Sucks I admit, the behind the camera view was quite nice. I wouldn't be able to hold onto a camera personally if this scenario happened to me, but what I hated is that they kill off everybody, even the main characters, you have no idea where the monster/terrible reenactment of Godzilla went, or if it died or killed everybody. So spoiler alert, everyone dies. I'm not kidding. WHO KILLS OFF ALL THE MAIN CHARACTERS?!
One of the better monster movies It has focus and vision and never really lets go of its momentum once it starts up. As bad as some "first-person perspective shaky-cam" movies can be, this actually delivers thrills and emotional impact. All in all, a decent giant monster movie.
Shake IT off!!! I Hate low budget movies that wants to make it real with a "live" cam. Everything boring gets filmed and everything that you want to see, like big monsters and alien - type things dont!! Waste of my precious time...
Better than I suspected The shaky camera is too jarring in theaters but much less so on a tablet screen, so motion sickness was not an issue. The suspense is quite good. I couldn't stop till it was finished. Reminded me a little of District 9 in regards to the style.
Nauseating The story may have been good, but I don't know, because I couldn't watch it. In the theatre, I had to actually put my head between my knees, to still the vertigo from the filming style. It made me nauseous, and I had trouble walking back to my car. When I got home I had to lay down for a while to let the vertigo settle completely.
Cloverfield I loved the young adult nightlife party scene thrown into chaos by a sea creature hatchling and all caught on home video by one of the kids. Great Sci Fi monster movie! One of my favorites!
Surprisingly Thrilling Great movie, didn't think it would be as good as it really was. The film resonates if you've ever lived or spent a substantial amount of time in NYC, some of street scenes with all the confusion and mayhem are reminiscent of 9/11. Great movie all-around.
Saw in theatre.. Was sitting close to the front and spent half the time looking down at my feet because the jittering around drove me nuts . Kept waiting for it to smooth out it, just seems like it never really did. I do have to admit though when I saw that creature it was just disturbing.. in an evil dark way for some reason. Not sure why.
Keep watching. You won't regret it This movie starts off slow and boring. But about 30 minutes in it really grabs your attention. This movie is nothing like I've seen before and was worth renting. I gave it four stars due to the movie having a boring beginning but other then that it worth the rent. Enjoy!
So I completely understand people's complaints about the movie but I just really like watching people get eaten by giant aliens so for the death count alone this movie is awesome. It's by no means the greatest, but it does satisfy when I need to watch lots of explosions and junk.
Clover is Clever This filmed amazed me in the fact that it is shot entirely in one continuously shot. I love that. The story and film is pretty ok and yes you hope for better in the end but it kind of sucks what happens. I hope that doesn't spoil anything. Worth watching.