10 Cloverfield Lane

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10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby Beaver » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:08 pm

Good movie about living in an underground bunker. Could give you some tips about what to store in your bunker.

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"After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?"

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:22 pm

Beaver wrote:Good movie about living in an underground bunker.


It was a good movie until, that is, [SPOILER ALERT] the last few minutes which shoehorned in unnecessary blockbuster action that completely undermined the mood of what came before. Stupid Hollywood.

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby Beaver » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:44 pm

Agreed. Finale could have been better. Or whole story would have better with a natural disaster or war invasion premise instead of aliens. But aliens are the easy scapegoat.

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:48 pm

MORE SPOILERS!

Beaver wrote:Agreed. Finale could have been better. Or whole story would have better with a natural disaster or war invasion premise instead of aliens. But aliens are the easy scapegoat.

I'd argue it would have been better if it had simply ended when she left the bunker, no further explanations forthcoming or necessary. The movie's all about claustrophobia and paranoia; resolving it with BLOCKBUSTER ACTION! was a huge mistake, but probably what (dumbbell) test audiences demanded.

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby bdog » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:22 pm

I knew she looked familiar - Scott Pilgrim !

I thought Goodman really shined.

The whole 2nd half was not very good.

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:04 am

Cloverfield (2008)

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)


Granted the last one is a prequel, but seriously?

What's next, Cloverfield Cleveland: My brother, the President ?

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby gargantua » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:01 pm

10 Cloverfield Lane II: Return of the Jebi.

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby narcoleptish » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:17 pm

CSI Cloverfield: The Meadow Murders

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Re: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Postby frankiewhalen » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:45 pm

If you would like to check it out, it is playing tonight (Feb 9) at UW Cinematheque at 8:45 p.m., 4070 Vilas Hall.


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