Wednesday, January 30, 2008


There are loads of movies out there featuring monsters attacking New Work, but this one has a capital difference: all the images shown in it are supposed to be captured by one of the character's digital camera. This simple concept and the fact that it's really well explored is enough to make Cloverfield one of the most intense action movies I've seen in recent times. It doesn't have to show much of the monster (and it actually should show even less than it does); or neither to explore much of the character's insights (they all stay pretty unidimensional and anonymous and that's all we need). Appealing quite a bit to our voyeuristic side, there's an atmosphere of collective fear and terror that is almost palpable, while everything seems incredibly realistic, as if you were there. Wait, realism in a movie about monsters in New York? Consequences of the 11th of September...


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