Saturday, February 02, 2008
Tonight Tara and I went to the cinema to see Cloverfield; It's rare that we go to the cinema, but after such hype we thought this one worth seeing.
Now, to the point. Having heard about the Blair Witch style hand-held camera trickery being used, I really expected to put up with it and have something to moan about in my blog later.
I really enjoyed it. For the whole 85 minutes duration I was gripped. At no point during its running time was I anything less than spellbound. I haven't been as involved in a film since James Camerons "Aliens". The cast were excellent - I was caught up in the whole "this is actually happening" vibe. The special effects were totally convincing - reminded me of the whole handheld camera new Galactica and firefly stuff, but still.. brilliant.
Can't recommend it enough. The whole film was about ten minutes longer than it needed to be, but still. Brilliance.
Also.. is anybody actually reading this blog? Let me know if you are. As I'm comment-free, I don't know.