10 Cloverfield Lane Fail With Structure and Kaiju
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Writer: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, Damien Chazelle
Release Date: 11th of March 2016
Release Format: Theatrical
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Synopsis: Monsters come in many forms.
IMDB.com classifies "10 Cloverfield Lane” as a Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi. This is an erroneous description that merits immediate rectification. This latest installment to the "Cloverfield" mythos fails to transverse within the Sci-Fi landscape. In reality this film is best described as a psychological Thriller. The threat of Aliens creatures, or monstrous Kaiju receive minuscule attention in "10 Cloverfield Lane”.
Upon its release the trailer to "10 Cloverfield Lane” garnered immediate attention. Questions began to surface in the midst of excitement and anticipation. How would "10 Cloverfield Lane” correspond with the 2008 release "Cloverfield"? Will this installment provide a solid foundation for an ongoing franchise?
With"Cloverfield", Director Matt Reeves and writer Drew Goddard created a well crafted genre-defining medium. Offered is a blend of found footage film making with rich Sci-Fi elements. "10 Cloverfield Lane" disenchants with its lack of creative direction. Despite the influential names attached, this film lacks execution and delivery. Cons outweigh the pros with severe prejudice.
Potential audience take note: "10 Cloverfield Lane" stagnates within a a claustrophobic setting. The final minutes to act three provide the only Sci-Fi inspired Action sequence. The film is a performance marred with a clichéd and stereotypical formula.
Is this next installment to the "Cloverfield" film franchise worth the price of admission?
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