Cloverfield Movie Reviews: Spoilers Roll In

As we get closer to the release date of Cloverfield it was bound to happen that private screenings would result in online reviews. One person got to sit in on the Paramount screening and gave us their take on the movie.

I can't vouch for the authenticity of this post but at this juncture it sounds like the real deal. So, if you want to know more about the Cloverfield movie then click away. The post goes into detail about the Cloverfield Monster, the role of Tagruato/Slusho, the characters, and who lives through the night.

Spoilers Ahoy!



Movie Reviews Collection said...

Thanks for sharing the info.

Spike said...

Has anyone noticed that the description of the monster this guy gives is basicly and exact discription of the monster from "The Host"?
I mean really, almost down to the smallest detail, such as its front "legs" or "arms" being larger then its back one's.
Could this be yet another post by someone on the inside of production trying to give us the run around? I think so. I really doubt they would go through all the trouble of hiding what the monster looks like to let it slip out like this.
But then who knows. Maybe they just copied The Host monster.

Nick said...

I referenced your site plenty during the buildup, so thought I'd drop a line to say I saw MGP last night. My Cloverfield review is up at www.KidReviewer.com, and I have a couple crude drawings of the monster. I was too tired to draw well from the 4 hour round trip, but I plan to do some better drawings to replace what's up now.

MrOilfield said...

Saw it,didn't like it. Shakey camera ruined almost all of the movie. Had to look away in disgust. To shadowy and monster scenes pure digital crap. People actually got up and went and sat in the lobby.I myself actually cheered when main characters killed in the end.Survived bugs,helcopter crash, leaping from tall buildings??What happened when you got bit?.1-10, 3 at the most.

Anonymous said...

Saw the movie. It stinks just as much as the "Blair Witch" did. The POV style filming added absolutely no realism at all. There is nothing real aobut a giant monster attacking a major city, so, this style of filming just doesn't work for this type of genre. It worked in "Blair Witch" because ghosts are potentially more realistic and that movie was meant to be a "Mockumentary" account of what happened to the characters while investigating the witch story.

Everyone complains about the "shaky" camera in this film. Personally it had no affect on me. I thought the poor acting and lack of clear shots of the monster were worse than the camera's shakiness.

Overall this movie sucked and only made big dollars opening weekend due to all the pre-release viral hype. Once word gets out on just how big of a piece of sh** this movie is; box office totals will go down and the movie will drop out of site.

Click on the "OLDER POSTS" above to start up the Cloverfield archives and see how it all began.

What is Cloverfield?

Welcome to 1-18-08 Project Cloverfield Blog.

Cloverfield is the J.J. Abrams (Lost, Alias) produced monster flick directed by Matt Reeves. Get caught up on all the Cloverfield news including the viral world of Tagruato, TIDOwave, and Slusho!? And now Aladygma?

However, I love viral campaigns. Cloverfield taught me the fun of being involved with the viral world of movies and TV. That's why I'd like to branch out this site to cover some of the major viral campaigns as they are developing. Feel free to drop me a line or tip on any you find interesting.

Welcome to Cloverfield

Very few facts emerged from the viral campaign that was Cloverfield. It all started after a short, teaser trailer for Cloverfield appeared with the Transformers movie in early July of 2007. Since then, speculation surrounded what the title of the movie would be (Monstrous, Overnight, etc...) and what the monster really is and why it is tearing up New York City.

A few pictures and covert videos from the film showed up online and there were only a few core facts we knew of including the poster, the teaser trailer, and a few websites at 1-18-08, Tagruato Corp, and Slusho .

In November, the official full-length Cloverfield trailer was released that helped open up the story as well as cement the "Cloverfield" name for the movie. A short glimpse of the Cloverfield Monster was seen but for most people they still had little or no clue as to what it was.

The movie centered around five young New Yorkers throwing their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives. Cloverfield opened the weekend of 1-18-08 and set box office records for a movie in January with a monster take of over $40M. Continue to check back here for updates on the mystery and viral campaigns of Cloverfield.

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Get Started with the Cloverfield Viral Marketing

If you're new to the Cloverfield viral world than let's get started. First off, for the beginners let's look at what we're talking about.

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1-18-08.com Updates with pictures randomly. Each picture is layered onto of the previous update and all can be dragged and moved around the screen. Click and hold the mouse to 'grab' an image and move it around. While holding the image, shake it back and forth quickly and it will flip over. Some images have writing on the back.

Slusho This is the Japanese frozen drink made from a secret ingredient gathered from the bottom of the ocean. Slusho gives you a kick and makes you extremely happy. Prior to 1-18-08 Slusho was not sold in the US. However, recent FDA approval gave Slusho clearance to come to the states. Rob Hawkins, the lead character, was recently promoted to vice-president of Slusho and was on his way to Japan the night of the attack. Slusho is owned by the Tagruato Corp. of Japan. Slusho also first made an appearance on J.J. Abrams Alias during a scene where characters buy the drink at a store.

Tagruato This ficticious Japanese company is the parent company of Slusho as well as the Yoshida Medical Research, Bold Futura, and ParafFUN! Wax Distributors. Besides drilling the oceans for Slusho ingredients, Tagruato builds everything from space satellites to medical gear.

T.I.D.O wave An activist group set out to bring to light all the damage Tagruato has done to the envirnoment.

Jamie and Teddy A minor character from the movie, Jamie popped up on a 1-18-08.com picture and the MySpace profiles for the movies characters before getting famous for her "Jamie and Teddy" website. The site is comprised of video journals from Jamie. The site is password protected but can be accessed by the password "jllovesth"

What Is Slusho?

Slusho ! You Can't Drink 6

Cloverfield Poster

Poster Official Cloverfield Poster. The poster was officially released the week of the 2007 Comic-con in San Diego.

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