10 Cloverfield Lane
What is this? A sequel to Cloverfield or something else entirely? I have no freaking clue as this film has come out of left field, and is perhaps Hollywood’s best secret. Generally any sequel regardless of the prior films stature is leaked well in advance of the trailer, But Cloverfield Lane comes out of nowhere, marketing ploy? Surely. Did it work? Certainly.
We don’t even know if it’s a sequel to cloverfield, this could be something entirely different but my gut says no. Hence the “earthquakes” in the trailer, and John Goodman‘s exasperated “you are going to get us all killed!” as Mary Elizabeth Winstead makes her escape.
Gone is the handheld cam, but i anticipate much more of the same, the suspense will come in the form of not knowing, or seeing the antagonist of the film untill the very end. There was alot of hype for the original Cloverfield and it was skewered by critics and fans alike for this very reason. If you rewatch it with an open mind Cloverfield is brilliant in it’s own right, in bucking the norm monster/horror genre.
The plot synopsis for 10 Cloverfield Lane reads: “Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.”
Given that the goverment nuked New York in Cloverfield this all lends to the fact that is indeed a sequel.
Regardless, the fact that Double J has the internets talking about something other than Star Wars is a win.
What do you think folks? Post a comment below.