Back in 2008, JJ Abrams brought us a surprise found footage film known as Cloverfield. It was unlike anything that we had really seen before and then there was nothing. Eight years later another film was released without any prior notice, 10 Cloverfield Lane arrived and surprised everyone with what appeared to be a simple story of a survivalist who kidnaps a young woman but it was so much more. Soon word got out that JJ Abrams was planning a series of films with various directors all connected and all in the Cloverfield Universe.
Then a new film was rumored, Cloverfield 3 aka The God Particle was being made. It’s plot a mystery, it’s actors secret, nothing was known. It was soon announced that Cloverfield 3 was delayed and would not come out in 2018.. this however proved untrue as suddenly it was released on Netflix ready for the world to see. Now Entitled The Cloverfield Paradox, this film would astonish the world.
Directed by Julius Onah, The Cloverfield Paradox follows a group of scientists assigned to find a new energy source on a space station above Earth. The Earth’s resources have been all but depleted and it is now up to these men and women to finish a special project that could provide unlimited power and energy.
There is a danger, of course, by activating the experimental device they have developed. By activating it, they could unleash an unknown force that may threaten the very fabric of reality. Seeing that this is a JJ Abrams produced film, you know things won’t go as planned but I won’t ruin it for you.
Part Alien, part Event Horizon, and mixed with a dollop of Fringe, this is a cool sci-fi/thriller film that will have you guessing throughout. I liked it, and if you are anything like me, you will as well.
Oh and the thread that ties all the Cloverfield films together? We’ll, I’ll leave that for you to figure out.
Till next time,
Late To The Game 2/5/18
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