10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) – Personal Movie Review


After surviving a car accident, Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up to find herself in an underground bunker with two men. Howard (John Goodman) tells her that a massive chemical attack has rendered the air unbreathable, and their only hope of survival is to remain inside. Despite the comforts of home, Howard’s controlling and menacing nature makes Michelle want to escape. After taking matters into her own hands, the young woman finally discovers the truth about the outside world. (c)

I will cut to the chase and give the movie an impressive 4 out of 5 stars for having a simple yet creative and thrilling plot and storyline. I love how the film makers tickled our imagination about the mystery it had and how they kept it that way for the majority of the movie. I felt a vibe of Ex-Machina until the last 10 minutes of the movie. I felt like the remainder of the film is another movie of its own and defeated the purpose of giving the audience some tension until the end of the flick. I will give them the benefit od the doubt as they wanted this movie to at least connect to the Cloverfield movie but it went from a very promising and solid movie to a botched open-ended one which it obviously screams sequel.

Other than the above, ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ was a smart and very engaging movie. It was a good combination of a grittiness/suspense, which took me to the edge of my seat, with a little touch of dark humor. The scoring and soundtrack that were perfect on each scenes and gave some boost to the overall feel of the movie. The cinematography was also neatly done and effective at the same time especially when it obviously pointed out to those claustrophobic. The cast’ riveting and realistic performances were outstanding.

You can still go watch it for its good entertainment value.


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