19 January 2008

Cloverfield


Cloverfield.

First, I recommend seeing it. I'm not going to tell you anything about it.

A few warnings, though.

It's shot with a handheld video camera. If the Blair Witch Project made you feel dizzy or nauseous, this probably will too. I've been told if you take Dramamine, it will help. Because of this, don't sit too close to the screen. I generally sit closer than most people, but I knew this was all handheld, so we sat much further back. I'd sit as far back as you can. It will help. If you're very sensitive to this type of thing, it might be best to wait for video.

Reactions to it from audience members were very similar to back when I saw Blair Witch-- People either got it and loved it, or didn't and hated it.

I liked it a lot.

It's much funnier than you'd think.

It was worth my admission price, ($10.50), which is the highest praise I can give a movie in the theater. It wasn't a waste of the cash.

I don't want to talk too much more about it, because I don't want to spoil it.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

Ms. Laaw-yuhr said...

Hmmm, perhaps I should see this based on your opinion.

rider said...

I've been looking forward to this. And Blair Witch didn't make me dizzy at all.

Suze said...

And you couldn't have posted this before I went to see "Juno" yesterday? Thanks...hmph.

pistols at dawn said...

I don't get this JJ Abrams obsession, and since the kind of people who drool over him are the Tolkien crowd, I think I'll pass and go on a date with a woman instead.

Dr.evil said...

Your new blog name could be, "Ebert's idea of Progress."

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

Thanks for the warning. I've heard good things about this movie, but since I spent the entire second half of Blair Witch wretching in the ladies room from motion sickness and in the lobby with my head between my knees, I will hold out for something filmed with a steady-cam.

The Ambiguous Blob said...

OOooh, I loved it! I knew nothing about it going in and was thoroughly impressed.

Leonesse said...

I told someone how much I was looking forward to seeing it and they proceeded to tell me how it ended. Thanks. Thanks a lot.