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Discussion in 'Movies/TV' started by Puck, Nov 15, 2008.
You just can't get over the lack of explanation of Cloverfield...
Godzilla + Blair Witch - minus explanation = average.
He did nothing exceptional. And did nothing that says he is anything but average.
I got Cloverfield & enjoyed it.
Many of my friends hated it.It polarized movie fans in terms of their reviews & yet did decent box office.
If nothing else the success of films like Cloverfield encourages film studios to make movies different from the brain dead fodder they think we want to see.
Abrams didn't right or direct Cloverfield but his signing on to produce it was enough to get it the green light.The studios focused on his name to promote it.Got to admire the guy for sticking his neck out to help another film maker.
Godzilla = big lizard knocks over tall buildings. No explanation needed.
Why does it need to be more?
you haven't seen any of the new Battlestar Galactica episodes have you
(pretty good stuff)
I could actually tolerate a JJ Abrams / Joss Whedon collaboration
I am totally not understanding at all why you would want or need any form of explanation. This baffles me to the utmost.
The situation: a monster appears and destroys things. Rob wants to make sure his love interest is safe.
There is absolutely nothing else to know. Rob is a nobody. A team of scientists and biologists are not going to chase him down and try to explain what the creature is, where it came from, it's gestation period, etc, etc.
The film isn't about a monster... it's about a situation and how people dealt with it.
From the filmmaking/directing standpoint, it was awesome: non-stop action, effects and destruction filmed in a way that doesn't allow for a cut scene or change of perspective. I'd like to know how it was all put together.
Actually, Patrick Stewart has had quite a career on Broadway and in theater in general. I personally loved his stint as Picard. Never got into the Voyager series, but still watch the TNG reruns when I can catch them.