Cloverfield Doesn’t Dissappoint

Last night, Jeff and I, along with two of your friends, went and saw the midnight showing of Cloverfield at Mann’s Chinese Theater. When we arrived, there was a line that wrapped around the theater, and almost to the end of the block. Jeff and I were freaked out that we weren’t going to get in, and out friends hadn’t met up with us yet, so we were worried about them as well. Thankfully, Mann’s Chinese Theater has an occupancy of almost 1500 people, and all of us were able to get in without a problem. But nonetheless, by the time the movie started, the entire theater was filled. 1500 people.

Now let’s talk about the movie. I’ve been extremely excited to see this movie since the first teaser came out. And I can definitely say, without any doubt in my mind, that it is an absolutely AMAZING movie. The movie’s use of hand held camera definitely owes a lot to The Blair Witch Project, and is used so spectacularly, that you definitely feel like you’re a part of the movie. It also scares the shit out of you. There are parts in the movie, where the entire crowd, all 1500 of us, were screaming, squealing, and jumping out of our collective seats. I literally sat in the theater slightly shaking because I was so wrapped up in what was going on.

The movie also made me think of 9-11, not to sound like Rudy Guiliani. I think that they treated the movie with such realism, that you couldn’t help but think of it. But if anything, it showed just how strong and determined we are, especially when it comes to our survival. I don’t want to talk about the monster at all really, but what I can say is that it’s extremely well done, and feels real. It’s not cheesy, and it won’t disappoint.
More than anything, I can’t wait for the DVD to come out so I can see all the extras features they’ll hopefully give us. I will literally be buying this DVD the day it comes out.

One thing I want to note in particular, that I missed when I watched it. Be sure to pay very careful attention to the right side of the very last scene. You’ll be able to tell if it’s the last scene, I promise. But there’s something there that I missed, and I don’t want anyone else to miss out on it.

All I can really say is GO SEE THIS MOVIE! AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!


P.S. If you’ve seen the movie, and want to know what the secret is at the end of the movie, highlight the hidden text below, which I’ve put in white. I can’t confirm if this is true, but it says it on the Cloverfield Wikipedia page, and has yet to be taken down so far, so I think it’s valid.


The final scene returns to the recorded-over footage from the month before, where Rob and Beth are enjoying a date at Coney Island. The camera pans to the side and a falling object splashes into the water on the horizon.


January 18, 2008