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About the Movie
Outside is dangerous…inside is terrifying in the heart-pounding new thriller from producer J.J. Abrams. After a catastrophic car crash, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, A Good Day to Die Hard) wakes up in a survivalist’s (John Goodman, Argo) underground bunker. He claims to have saved her from an apocalyptic attack that has left the outside world uninhabitable. But, as his increasingly suspicious actions lead her to question his motives, she'll have to escape in order to discover the truth.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 268
- Fresh: 241
- Rotten: 27
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Trachtenberg ... smothers the action in showy camera work and an overly insistent music score. But, as the mystery unravels, he reveals flashes of a giddily hyperbolic pop imagination.
Fresh: The horrors of that bunker far outweigh anything that could be waiting for them outside. Sometimes what is right in front of you is plenty terrifying enough.
Fresh: It works best whenever Goodman swaggers into frame, a slack-jawed psycho with a cuddly side.
Fresh: 10 Cloverfield Lane alternates moods seamlessly, ratcheting tension to the breaking point and then deflating it with black humor.
How movies should be made…..
A masterfully crafted piece of moving art.
Could have been a great film.
Warning - SPOILERS
This motion picture was originally filmed and in the can when, for various reasons, it was decided to be turned into a Cloverfield sequel. (Google that whole situation at your leisure) The original storyline - a woman wakes up in a homemade bunker with a man who claims that a nuclear war/invasion has started. Is he a crazy conspiracy nut or a man who had the foresight to plan for worst?
This back-story explains the problems with the storyline of the ‘new’ film.
Example 1 – in the opening scene, the female character is frantically packing her belongings during which you hear a distant explosion and her home visibly shakes. Is she leaving because of military bombings? Is it an attack by a huge creature? No, she’s breaking up with her boyfriend and she has NO reaction to the explosion or the subsequent shaking. Example 2 - no one in the film, not even the man who built the bunker, is sure why there was an attack but the theory is that it was an invasion by a foreign military power. Of course a large extraterrestrial creature tearing up NYC might be a possible explanation but that is never mentioned.
Knowing the history of the film, it is very clear which scenes were later added. I gave it three stars but I would have rated it higher if the studio left it alone and followed the original storyline.
last bit ruined everything.
I left thinking ... wait .... what? WHY?! it was so, so good. and then suddenly it wasn't. so disappointing.