The Cloverfield Paradox

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:: The Cloverfield Paradox :: 2018 ::
:: Julius Onah

Acting: 4
Anxiety: 4
Atmosphere: 5
Movie Watched: 10
Appropriate Grossness: 8
Production: 7
Recommended: 4
Scares: 2
Story: 2
Unpredictable: 6

Total: 52

Hmm. Mixed feelings. On one hand, the opening sequence of the grating space personalities was straight out of Last Days on Mars and…well, every other space station movie ever made. The acting was kind of all over the place, Chris O’Dowd again showed us how good he is at being Chris O’Dowd. It has some saving graces. It’s weird. It’s pretty funny at points. It’s a little gross, and loud, and unpredictable. But at the end of the day, the storyline is frenetic and not entirely logical. How does the woman from the alternate reality even know about the gun? Why are there so many odd and unnecessary body horror bits? The worms? What? I think this is a very modern, mass-market-appeal version of space horror. Which is a shame, I really like space horror.

P.S. UGH. What was with the speech at the end? This movie was way too heavy-handed with its  messages of family love being the only important thing in life.