’10 Cloverfield Lane’ review
Movies are meant to be sat through. It’s simple. Have some popcorn sit and relax. What else is expected when watching a movie? The movie experience that comes with 10 Cloverfield Lane was one many have not ever had before and truly made the movie as great as it was advertised. It’s emotional and psychological scenes of terror wrapped up an awesome and well-written movie.
When people first heard of 10 Cloverfield Lane, manh thought it was going to tie into the “Cloverfield” movie in which a giant monster attacks New York. Unfortunately the cloverfield monster does not appear in the movie, but the alien theme from “cloverfield” persists. Regardless of the lack of fan-favorite monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane was such a great movie experience that gives off a “Twilight Zone” vibe that will leave you asking many questions.
The movie starts out with an pre-apocalyptic setting. Almost immediately the the tense and claustrophobic atmosphere can be felt, as the main character, Michelle, wakes up in a nuclear bunker of sorts. Also present, is another person named Emmitt. The ruler of the bunker, who resembles a generic untrustworthy slob, tells them he is their savior, and that they will be safe as long as they listen to him. Right away the two survivors find no reason to trust the doomsday prepper, named Howard, and instead plan to escape secretly.
Like the movie itself, Howard is not as he seems, and the movie takes a crazy turn as some intense events happen. Going into further detail would definitely ruin the experience.
The unexpected events are what makes 10 cloverfield lane a great movie, and it offers a very unique sci-fi experience with a douse of horror similar to Aliens. The acting is phenomenal and really completes the movie.
10 Cloverfield Lane is highly recommended to horror and Sci-Fi fans alike, with its intense sequences and great (although limited) action. It earns a 9/10
10 Cloverfield Lane can be viewed at Premiere Cinema at Basset or at Carmike Cinemas on Gateway.
By Matthew Montoya