Apparently "Cloverfield" was the working title of the film, and that was a street near someone's office. It was going to be changed, but then the viral campaign caught on and they stuck with it.
I didn't see the film and I'm not sure I'll spend the money when I hardly ever see films anyway, but that's what I saw on the internet.
If I was going to name this film after a street in my town, it'd be Moorpark.
I don't think I can do any better than that. I think I know where that is.
*reads other comments* The military had a code name for the case? They thought the sudden destruction of a large city could be kept secret?
OK, I guess the military would have a code name for it but they might as well go with "Giant New York Monster" in a case like that.
your icon- Seres/Walter OTL! XD
I ship it desperately, because I am a sad person like that! XD
seems this film its not worth even the popcorn...
I thought they called Cloverfield 'cause that was the name of the street where the party was, no idea really...
^^I'll better go watch "Enchanted" bet I'll have a better time.
Gojira is a fun name for a monster- Cloverfield sounds like a name for a cat...or Parakeet or an elementary school. And apparently that's not even the name for the monster!-- just the "code name" the military gave the case. And yeah, if you thought Signs was upsetting, I doubt you could sit thru this one, Ne-chan.
Signs actually scared me...I hate aliens
I'm Ok with aliens, I actually love the ALIEN movies. But the thing is that when a movie has too much suspense and suddenly something jumps, I freak out. Also can't stand vampire movies... hate anything that touches my neck so I react to the screen. once I even cracked my neck from cringing too hard.
well, not upsetting AJ... but you do remember I freaked out when the ALien popped. I just get too nervous when anything jumps at the screen that way. I cringed and literally jumped into my seat! ; __ ; Ne-chan can kill a spider, but gets scared by the sneaky evil monster movies...
not to drift,
but Enchanted was actually very cute..
I did think there'd be more to it,
but it really did have it's good parts.
plus I love Timothy Spall. <3
I couldn't agree more. At least you wrote a scathing review with minimal swearing. I doubt I could do the same.
To give it some credit, there was some fun special effects--and some fun moments-- but all smothered in cheese.
lol! I know! Hipster party from heeeeeellllll- I don't CARE who slept w/ who- stupid human shallow dramas- can't you think of something more creative to have a problem w/ for once?
I am going to have to agree with you, Ade-dear. I love monsters and whatnot, but I didn't expect so much of a cop-out of a film. I read some of the things online following seeing it (I had experienced none of the viral marketing until I was told of it after the film, strangely enough...) and couldn't decide if it helped or hurt my impressions of the film. Most of the things I found were stupid little bits of self-promotion, such as J.J's logo for DHARMA in Lost , which was more than a bit shameless...*shrugs*
I did have to give them credit for the "falling object" being shown in the corner of the camera at the end when they gave that unforgivably cheesy line "I had a great day" or something to that effect. I felt that it could have been a lot better if they had just lengthened it a bit to give it a bit more meat here and there (as well as make it a little more worth my $9.00 ticket) and if they cut a bit more of the "human" aspect, seeing as there was not a single character in the film who could just use their brain. There were times I almost wished that someone else would take the camera away from the clumsy dolt and put it into the hands of an actual director masochistic enough to film the carnage with some production value on the spot. :/
just my two cents...
I was considering going to a free sneak preview, for the sole fact that it was free, but I had to work, so I didn't. I'm glad I didn't waste my time. Hollywood these days.. Really, the latest movie I've seen that was even "good" was Sweeney Todd, and I only enjoyed it because it was a musical. 'Could've gone without the buckets of blood.
Thanks for posting this though, it's nice to hear a review on this movie.
I haven't seen Cloverfield, but I don't plan to. I got motion sick watching Blair Witch, and at least I knew what that was about really. Cloverfield seems to be doing well MOSTLY because of all the "mystery" surrounding the actual film rather than its contents. Lame if you ask me, but I have many friends to disagree.
I don't know about the monster itself, but the film was called Cloverfield after the "government's project that discovered the home video of the creature," at least according to the writer. I'm fairly disinterested in the series, especially since I think Abrams should be spending time making sure LOST doesn't go the way of his OTHER shows (*FELICITYCOUGH*).