Monday, January 28, 2008

"Cloverfield." Saw it. The best part? Watching a bunch of hip, attractive New Yorkers with seemingly unlimited funds have their lives torn to shreds (sometimes literally).

That and the horrifyingly human-like squeals uttered by the giant lice that drop from the monster's body like malignant spores.


platts42 said...

That's how I felt about it too.

The concept was great, the execution was so-so, the story and characterization was awful.

I think the story would have worked better with crazy thrill seekers instead, and a liberal use of the word "fuck".

Anonymous said...

Schadenfreude, anyone?

platts42 said...

I will not deny it.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is, why does the military in these pictures always attack giant monsters with small-arms fire? (Just saw the preview. Sounds kind of like "Independence Day" in terms of great effects married to a gawdawful script....)

Mac said...


To their credit, the military hauls out the big guns toward the end, once they realize that tanks aren't gonna do the trick.