For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Found Footage Movies, here’s a review of Cloverfield (2008) by Tim of FilmFunkel
Thanks again to Tim of FilmFunkel for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Natasha of Life of This City Girl We will be reviewing our favorite Sci-Fi Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of January by sending them to email@example.com Try to think out of the box! Great choice Natasha!
Let’s see what Tim thought of this movie:
2008’s Cloverfield is America’s Found Footage answer to 2006’s The Host, which was Korea’s shot at Godzilla, which was Japan’s answer to King Kong. Cloverfield, however, does it’s own thing – not entirely being Jurassic Park nor entirely Aliens.
A young couple having parted ways in a lover’s snit, are further separated when a giant monster from the sea starts destroying New York. The young man, deciding to rescue his true love, must avoid the monster, the military forces repelling it, and a host of mini-monsters…
…but, she’s worth the effort.
It’s a taut adventure with a nicely unnerving vibe. The Found Footage component works perfectly and makes sense – given the historical nature of the event – that they would keep filming. A great chapter in the Found footage genre.