Tuesday, January 29, 2008



Starring : Michael Stahl-David, T.J Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Mike Vogel, Odettle Yustman, Jessica Lucas)

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Produced by: J.J Abraham, Sherryl Clark, Guy Riedel

Genres: Horror/action/adventure

I've watched cloverfield since it has been release in Malaysia but only today i managed to write about this movie. Cloverfield is a movie about monster that suddenly fall from the sky and attacking people.
This movie started with Rob Hawkins ( Michael Stahl-David) goes into a bedroom with Beth (Odette Yustman). The view is coming from a Handycam and they planned to go to Coney Island.

On may 22, Rob Brother,Jason (Mike Vogel) and his girlfriend Lily(Jessica Lucas) make a surprise party for Rob who is leaving for job in Japan. Lily handed the Handycam to Jason to take a testimony from Rob friend and also documented the last Rob day in US. However, Jason Handed it to Hud (T.J Miller). While doing the job, Hud try to tackle his crush, Marlena (Lizzy Caplan).

When Rob return, he's surprised with this party and became speechless. after the speechless speak from Rob, Beth arrive with her date that really pissed off Rob. Also he become more angry after knowing that Hud Recorded(overwrite it) tonight party using the tape that recorded the trip of Him and Beth to coney island. Rob had argument with Beth while that, Lily told Jason and Hud that Rob had a sex with Beth. to make things worst, Hud silently recorded the conversation and told everyone in the party that Rob had sex with Beth. Then Beth leaving the party.

Suddenly the building shake like an earthquake happen and electricity sometime failure. With the things happen strangely, the all decided to go to the rooftop and see what is happening. then something like meteor blast from the ground and hitting the building. that blast also almost hit them and they all come down to the ground. the explosion continue and Head of Statue Of Liberty crashes to the street in front of their building. During the panic, Hud managed to capture the video of the creature and since the explosion continues, they decided to leave. they used Brooklyn Bridge to leave Manhattan.

On the bridge, Rob receiving the call from Beth said she cannot move and after that his cell phone battery of went off. Soon after, Jason got hit by the monster tail and dies. The others forced to retreat to Manhattan Back since the bridge begin to collapse.

After returning back, citizen become crazy and stealing from the electronic shop and other shop. Rob also entered the shop because he want to get the new battery for his phone to listen voice mail and called Beth. At the shop, news show the monster and army attacked the monster being attacked by the dog-sized parasite coming from the monster. after knowing the truth, Rob still want to save Beth and his friend who actually don't agree with his decision follow him at last.They are Lily, Marlena and Hud. Rob decide to used subway to get to Beth and during in the tunnel, they got attacked with the parasite but managed to escape using the door. Marlena however badly injured at the back during saving Hud from that creature. through that door, they found US army field hospital. the army then dragged Marlena behind the scene and it seem like her torso exploded. The soldier want to evacuate the place since they are losing to the monster and Rob managed to convince the soldier to save Beth. The symphatic soldier them go and told them time and place of the last evacuation since they already decided to bomb the entire island.

They continue their quest to save Beth and found out that beth building is leaning to other building. Hud give the crazy idea of using the straight building to reach the Beth apartment and Rob follow it despite Hud didn't mean to do it like that. they climbed and save Beth and run back to the evacuation site. There, Lily was forced to take the last seat in other chopper while the other three get into another one. while leaving, they saw B-2 stealth Bomber drop the bomb to the monster and hit it several time. the creature survive and scramble hitting their chopper causing them to crash down. However, they survived and Hud managed to get a close up video of the monster. the monster saw Hud and eat him. His head fallen aside of the videocam. Rob retrieving the videocam and take Beth to shelter under a bridge.

Then they recorded themselves by telling other about them both of them proclaimed to love each other then air-raid siren sound and explosion and they bridge collapsed. the final scene return with them on holiday (Coney island maybe) and then finished.

For me, i rated this movie 4Stars. there is something special to watched about this movie which is the unique of the story. since this movie pictured made from Rob Handycam, its always give a panic and shake condition just like the amateur video, and i dont like it. it makes me dizzy actually.huhu

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