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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)


Mary Elizabeth Winstead
John Goodman
John Gallagher Jr.

Directed by Dan Trachtenberg

When a movie is well done, you can’t but admire the mind and production that went into making this movie a fun piece to see. The acting of the leads was phenomenon and the directing was totally awesome, deserving of an applause for delivery. The movie is directed by first time director Dan Trachtenberg.

The packaging of this second film in the Cloverfield franchise is one to make your mouth water as the movie’s suspense intensity grabs your attention and makes you concentrate, as you are left wondering:
-          Will things turn out sexually odd for Michelle who is locked in a bunker with two men
-          Is there really something out there killing people or is it a biological warfare
-          If the air is toxic what are those sounds we keep hearing outside
-          And why us Howard so shifty?

With all this running through your mind, when things start to look like they are adding up, something else happens that gets you on another path of wondering.

The movie is done with three main cast all locked in a bunker for the fear that the world outside is too toxic to live. The only other person in this movie is a woman whose presence only lasted about 2 minutes.

For me it is easy to make a movie when many people are involved, but this movie only had three people (in a casting of four) doing all the lines and all the suspense to make you ache for more of the Cloverfield franchise.

Do note this movie although produced by Bad Robot and is part of the Cloverfield franchise it is not a part 2 of the 2008 found footage style movie Cloverfield. The reason it was inducted as a franchise continuation is because of the theme, suspense and fear intensity that made the producers dubbed it as a “spiritual successor” of the first, but not a continuation. The whole movie content and story is totally different from its 2008 predecessor.

As said above the movie is about three people locked in a bunker for the fear that the world outside is left toxic after an attack from an unknown enemy.
The survivors Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Howard (John Goodman) and Emmett (John Gallangher Jr.) are locked in a bunker which is owned by Howard and built by Emmett. Michelle was told to have been found by Howard in an accident, a story Michelle doubted to be true.
That was not the only thing Howard told Michelle that she doubted because the longer she was with him, the more it was obvious that Howard was not being straight forward with his two other roommates.

Here is a move I can guarantee you will enjoy and appreciate that you saw.


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