CLOVERFIELD - dvd number 19 watched. Boy, i love this movie. Of all the movies that use the shaky-cam and that try to make you feel like you are in the movie, this one is the most effective to me. I really feel like i am part of the group of people in Manhattan during this film. Also, being from New York originally, and going back to Manhattan most years, i love how this took place in Manhattan and what they did with the city. Its so nice to see a horror movie that doesnt have just one or two simplistic sets. Also, while i usually dont like when you cant get a good look at a monster, this movie does a very effective job of just showing you enough while still keeping you guessing at what actually is there for quite a while. I even liked the fact that its a short movie, for as i always say, i have ADULT ADD and get antsy watching longer movies, the length on this was just right. But boy, even as i type this, i feel like i am moving around in Manhattan. Excellant, just excellant.
Has anybody heard anything about a sequel to this movie? I would really like to see more of this.
Edit: searched the net, found this:
There was a hell of a viral craze around the movie Cloverfield last year. And at the end, the shaky-cam monster movie did perform incredibly well.
A sequel to Cloverfield has been in talk even before the first opus was out. But Producer J.J. Abrams and Director Matt Reeves haven't agreed yet on the direction it should take...
No doubt that Paramount would sign up for Cloverfield 2. But first we need Abrams and Reeves to sit together at a table and decide the plot of the sequel!
Well, Matt Reeves made some hints at what we may expect from Cloverfield 2:
"While we were on set making the film we talked about the possibilities and directions of how a sequel can go. The fun of this movie was that it might not have been the only movie being made that night, there might be another movie! In today's day and age of people filming their lives on their camera phones and Handycams, uploading it to YouTube... That was kind of exciting thinking about that."
"There's a moment on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there was a guy filming something on the side of the bridge, and Hud sees him filming and he turns over and he sees the ship that's been capsized and sees the headless Statue of Liberty, and then he turns back and this guy's briefly filming him. In my mind that was two movies intersecting for a brief moment, and I thought there was something interesting in the idea that this incident happened and there are so many different points of view, and there are several different movies at least happening that evening and we just saw one piece of another."
But J.J. Abrams isn't in a hurry to work on Cloverfield 2. He does not want to rush into the development of the sequel right away because of the first film's success, he says instead, he wants to create a sequel that is true to the previous film...
Here's what J.J. Abrams answered when someone asked him if there were any updates on a Cloverfield sequel during last year Comic Con:
There’s something we’re playing with now that may or may not happen. There’s an idea we have that plays with… it’s not a literal sequel.
So he states that Cloverfield 2 wouldn't be a literal sequel. This would somewhat confirm Matt Reeves' hints that Cloverfield 2 is either gonna be a retelling of the central story or it will explore some backstory that would shed a new light on the events. Unfortunately we can't really know as long as Abrams and Reeves aren't decided themselves...
Besides there is the possibility of a more traditional sequel that would dwell on the aftermaths of the first movie. Two details would legitimate such a take on Cloverfield 2:
- at the end scene on Coney Island shows something falls into the ocean in the background (in the far right from the view out of the ferris wheel, a bit left of a boat sitting in the water seen falling just as the camera beeps).
- at the very end of the credits, someone can be heard whispering "Help us". And if you reverse it, you could hear: "It’s still alive."
Let's hope that J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves won't wait too long to tackle Cloverfield 2, the sequel to Cloverfield.
Another Edit: On another site i read that the thing that went into the ocean in Coney Island was a satellite, and that the recovery of that satellite in the ocean was what brought up the monster.
This is really interesting stuff!
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