I still haven’t seen Cloverfield but I’ve been anticipating the movie ever since I got wind of it. JJ Abrams take on the monster movie is just something this geek is not going to let pass.
I’ve been reading comments about the movie from those who have seen the movie though and although I am not easily swayed by other people’s opinions, I do wonder why a)they complain that they don’t see the monster so much, and b)why is the camera too jerky. I think these are the people who really do not bother to read. First, Abrams never said that it is going to be an out and out monster movie. This is JJ Abrams! The guy who gave us the slow-burn thriller that is Lost. They should’ve already expected something different from him. Second, the “shaky cam” was something that I was already expecting from this movie. After all, the initial description for Cloverfield is that it is a monster invasion seen from the perspective of those people who are affected by the catastrophe. There have been some comments that it kind of referenced 9-11, and I will have to agree with that take.
I guess what I am trying to point out is that people should stop looking for the same formula movies over and over again. Don’t always expect Godzilla part two everytime you hear the phrase “monster movie”.