Saturday, November 22, 2014

CLOVERFIELD was pretty amazing in the cinemas– a truly immersive experience and you feel you are "in" the movie with the characters– although for that very reason, it loses a little something in a home viewing by being shrunk down. Watch on a big screen with a good sound system and try not to pause too much. The whole idea of the film is to be immersive.

Because it's "found footage" it's easy to lose sight of how intensely difficult and expensive it ACTUALLY was to make, to insert monsters and collapsing buildings and other effects into a jerkily-moving home camcorder frame. This is not a "Blair Witch" shoestring.

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I actually cared about the characters. And Lizzy Caplan (before she became a HUGE star) is very likeable and endearing. And hot.

I was also an extra in it for 2 nights, covered in fake dust!

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