Some actors whose names I'm not bothering to look up in Cloverfield (dir. Matt Reeves, 2008).
It is kind of scary. But then, so are thunderstorms. And big trucks driving by at night on the road outside your house. If you're me.
I'm not sure how to feel about the obviously 9/11-derived imagery (fireballs, skyscrapers collapsing, huge clouds of smoke billowing toward the camera between concrete corridors, pedestrians stumbling around coated with dust). I think it may be in bad taste or something. Or a pretentious stab at commentary on the way in which the media has conditioned our responses. Or both. I was too busy holding my breath to evaluate it carefully. Did I mention it was kind of scary?
Oh, in case you hadn't heard, it's about a huge squid-looking thing attacking Manhattan, filmed Blair-Witch style by a group of twentysomethings.
Labels: Matt Reeves