Thursday, June 05, 2008

'Cloverfield' ...

My nephews told me to see this movie. Fresh off a trip to the cineplex, Nick couldn't stop raving about it.

Having just watched it, I'm bummed that I didn't catch it on a big screen. With a theater full of people with whom to whoop it up.

I don't read movie reviews until after I've seen a film. I don't want to know about a movie before I see it, but afterward, I want to see if my experience matched others' experiences. In this instance, I'm in the majority. It's a "guy" movie – lots of 'splosions and freaky CGI monstery things – but I totally loved it.

And to those who didn't like it, I say, "Pa ha! You're cracked!" Yes, I know we're all entitled to our opinions, but seriously, what's not to like in this movie?

I started to pick it apart, plot-wise, and then thought, "Who cares! It's really cool!" Well, actually, I used a colorful modifier for "cool," but this is family blog.

Since summer has arrived (as measured by the need for me to turn on my air conditioning, and yes, I did have my heat on just last week, thanks for asking), add this bad boy to your Netflix queue, make a big bowl of popcorn, maybe whip up a pitcher of lemonade, and kick back for the best hour and 24 minutes you'll spend, uh, the next time you want to spend an hour and 24 minutes.


Anonymous Ethan said...

My take may be found here.

Definitely a big-screen movie, but highly dependent on how raw you (the collective "you") are about 9/11.

I've been wanting to see parts of it again, plus I missed the sneaky punchline at the end (can't discuss publicly as it would be a spoiler). Next time we converse via other means ask me about the punchline scene.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Good point, Eth. I guess I'm not as raw about 9/11 as I used to be, because while it did cross my mind (how can it not, when you see buildings falling in New York?), it didn't completely freak me out. Maybe because I knew what I was watching was a movie. I still can't watch footage from that horrible day.

And I know about the sneaky punchline. : o )

8:18 AM  
Blogger Mercurie said...

Darn. Now you have me wishing I'd seen it on the big screen.

12:51 PM  

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