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Jan. 18th, 2008

05:20 pm - Cloverfield: Spoilery paper

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The Houston Chronicle's review of "Cloverfield", printed today, contains some spoilers which are not flagged as such. Tsk tsk.

Part of the review text reads:

"It doesn't show too much. It doesn't blast away at our eyeballs with too many money shots and exploding showstoppers. The creature lays waste to New York with the aid of some dandy CGI, but we don't get a full view of his (her?) face until the last act (love them pulsing head sacs). He retains an air of mystery--a monstrous je ne sais quoi that makes him all the freakier. That, and those nattering parasitical spider thingies that drop from his enormous bod and go about the Big Apple saying "Ah-numa-numa-numa-num" before biting people with spectacularly gross aftereffects."

OMG, Chron, spoiler-cut!

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From:wbwolf
Date:January 19th, 2008 12:34 am (UTC)
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What the heck is Cloverfield?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:January 19th, 2008 01:30 am (UTC)
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It's that new monster movie that's just opened. The whole thing is supposedly pieced together from footage from the characters' video cameras, Blair Witch-style. The primary images in the ad campaign are of the Statue of Liberty with its head torn off, and the Statue's head bouncing and rolling down the street.
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From:wbwolf
Date:January 19th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
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For something that supposedly has a bunch of hype, I never heard of it until you mentioned it. A few reviews just came up on my Google News feed, but it's more about how it was made (and how it compares to Gojira).
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:January 19th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I would have thought that the way the Statue was built, it'd be hard to neatly tear the head off and leave her body intact (because of the girdings underneath).

But then this is Hollywood I'm criticizing, logical sense loses over cool effects every time.
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From:jerseycajun
Date:January 20th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
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The scariest freakin' movie (in the "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park" tradition) I've seen on the big screen since "Jurassic Park".
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From:ajoreilly
Date:January 19th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
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drop from his enormous bod and go about the Big Apple saying "Ah-numa-numa-numa-num"

CLOVERFIELD 2: REVENGE OF GARY BROLSMA

Man, that *is* scary.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:January 19th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC)
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Kind of ironic for a movie whose title is about as unspoilery as possible.
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