Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I love Godzilla movies. I grew up watching them as a kid so when I heard they were making a new monster destroying city movie I was stoked. I saw the trailer and expectation immediately lowered. I didn't like the shaky cam from the second two Bourne movies and went in expecting same. Which is good since I was then blown away by Cloverfield. The marketing for this was great since they didn't show anything at all, and all the website stuff was excellent. I loved the use of shaky cam in this. Unlike the Bourne movies, Cloverfield does not use one second or less editing cuts. It uses long takes, which is why I probably like it more.
As far as characters go, I would totally be like the main character going after his damsel in distress, and I felt the rest of the characters were pretty well rounded out taking time at the beginning during the going away party to flesh them out a little bit. The friends didn't have to come along but stuck by the "hero" all the way through. The CGI was fantastic for the budget, heck for any budget. I love how they put little things in the movie and online to help figure out how things happened. Though its short run time its perfectly paced but also doesn't over stay its welcome. This movie had me literally on the edge of my seat the entire time. Amazingly enough I was also on the edge of my seat for the second and third viewing as well which is incredibly rare for a movie :O
Matt Reeves is also directing the upcoming remake of Let the Right one In simply entitled Let Me In(after the original book). The original is the best vampire movie since Interview with a Vampire. While most remakes are terrible, I'm looking forward to this, one because of the director and two Chloe Moretz who was awesome in Kick-ass as well as her small roll in (500) days of summer. I'll write reviews for all of these films later :D