Tuesday, March 15, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

I had planned to skip this movie, but Kyle said it was good, and I came to a good stopping place in work in time to catch a show at a nearby cinema, so off I went.

I'm glad I did.  In the beginning, you think you know everything about the movie, and then it swerves--but maybe just a little.  You can't be positive.  It then returns to the form you expected--and gets dark fast.  Then it swerves again.  I like it when I'm not sure what's going to happen at every step of the way in a film, so I very much appreciated the construction of this one.

I'm intentionally avoiding spoilers, because I think it's best if you bring as few preconceptions to this movie as possible.

Check it out.  I believe you'll enjoy it more than you expect to.


Kyle said...

I really liked the main character. If I were writing pull-quotes for movie posters, I would say that "10 Cloverfield Lane is the feminist fable that The Force Awakens and Mad Max wish they could be." Or I might say that "10 Cloverfield Lane is a remake of The Martian, but starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead as astronaut Mark Watney and John Goodman as the planet Mars."

Mark said...

I agree about the main character being awesome. I love your first pull-quote, but I have to disagree with the second, because part of what makes the movie so great is that John Goodman is not the only obstacle.

Anonymous said...

Quote Mark Van Name "John Goodman is not the only obstacle." to life :)


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