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Director – Julius Onah

Flick in a Limerick

Astronauts look for a sustainable energy for earth

While on the mission things take a turn for the worst

Life threatening conditions

Alter planes in different dimensions

Unleashing monsters and aliens through a rip in the universe

Role Play

(Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl, John Ortiz, Chris O’Dowd, Aksel Hennie, Zhang Ziyi, Elizabeth Debicki, Roger Davies, Clover Nee.)

Nose Candy

“Looking for home is a luxury for us, first we need to survive”

“That’s my fucking arm!”

“So you believe something you found in some bodies stomach is going to save  everyone. Good luck ladies and gentlemen .”

“Bad things are happening but good people are going to make it better – we are going to need a lot of good people”

“This is not my worlds as much as I want it to be”

“You can’t have it both ways we are family here but a shepard there”

Style Points

  • Scoring and silent planning through opening montage
  • Use of blur focus
  • Spacecraft camerawork
  • Volkov death with exploding worms
  • Tam Freeze to death scene
  • Explosion after Mundy’s death

Money Shot

Ava ultimately shooting Jensen through the glass into space after Jensen turned on the crew in an attemt to keep them in her dimension.

Final Touch

As a stand alone scifi flick The Cloverfield Paradox is adequate. There are good performances, the cinematography on the space craft is excellent and there are cool visual effects. There is nice action with some hints of humor. Also the death scenes were sick. It is just after the marketing scheme, promotion and utilizing the platform of the Superbowl of all places to help release the film out of nowhere I was pumped for something epic. All we got was another version of the space flick Life. Which also coincidently utilized a killer hand on a spaceship with all the astronauts dying one by one. Although we finally were able to see what lead to the initial Cloverfield monster and rips in planes occurring. Viewers are still confused as to what event is taking place at what time and in what dimension. Or how all these different dimensions operate for that matter. The Cloverfield Paradox passes the taste test but really just seems like an appetizer for the main entre which will be Cloverfield 4 Overlord.

-Caleb Harris

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