REEL DEAL: 10 Cloverfield Lane REVIEW

If you think with all suspense requires a lot of gore and blood, you might need to rethink that with the release of the suspense thriller 30 Cloverfield Lane.  This suspense flick  has very minimal characters, and space, yet it revolves in a thrilling plot that thrives on layers of conspiracy and assumptions that adds to the mystery of the film.

It is also belongs to the Cloverfield franchise in which, the first film was also well received with its found footage style. This time, the film is presented in a third person narrative. With just 3 main characters, and a story that revolves inside a doomsday bunker after events that are presumed to be from an unconfirmed attack. The tension between them and the surrounding posts a lot of questions which will be revealed eventually.

Though it is different from the first Cloverfield film, it actually serves as an advantage so it would not to be compared side-by-side to the first one which has a different premise and treatment. The concept of underground bunkers which was popularized by conspiracy theories heightens images and speculations unique to each viewer.

I would consider this one of the best for its genre, despite being minimal, it kept the suspense with each scenes. Though it would gets really weird at the end, it does connect it to the franchise and also a possible sequel.

10 Cloverfield Lane stars John Goodman Mary Elizabeth Winstead John Gallagher, Jr.. Now showing in cinemas nationwide.

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Doors are scary

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (Though seen at the end, it used the advantages of darkness and mystery)

Plot: 5 out of 5 stars (Anything can happen, but I loved how it went)

Acting and Actors: 5 out of 5 stars (John Goodman was scary, and I think that was good)

Pros:  Conspiracy theories, minimal set up, plot

Cons: similar alien concept to other films

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Minimal but effective music by Bear McCreary

Overall: Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars (Thrilling, and the tensions can be felt with effective storytelling)


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