Monster Mess


Since its release, internet nerds (and I use that as a term of endearment, considering I’m fucking King Dork) have complained that Cloverfield was nothing more than a shaky-cammed  cocktease.   The fact that we never got a true reveal of the oh-so-mysterious monster was a real sticking point for a lot of people.  Personally, I thought it added to the experience — these critics are the same people who complain that they never get any answers from LOST, all the while ignoring the fact that this type of entertainment is enjoyable because of the mystery, not in spite of it.  It’s the means, not the end, people.  It’s an inevitability that whatever answer is provided simply won’t live up to the image in your head.  Which is why the above image is such a disappointment.  What you’re seeing is the Cloverfield monster in $99, 70-points-of-articulation toy form.  And it’s just not very cool looking.  I would have been perfectly happy never knowing that it’s just some pasty, daddy long legs/praying mantis amalgam.  But whatever, killjoys.  There you have it.  ROAR!



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One Response to “Monster Mess”

  1. lindsey Says:

    I totally agree with you. And, actually, I really liked the movie up until it showed the monster- even if it didn’t show all of it. I kinda wish the most we had seen was when it jumped up towards the helicopter.

    Have you heard the rumors about a second one? I forget if we’ve discussed this already, but I personally see only two options, both of which probably wouldnt be that good:
    1. Another home-video-style movie from a different person with a handheld
    2. It gets licensed out into a full-blown Hollywood-CGI feature film, with bad plotlines.

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