10 Cloverfield Lane
Release year: 2016
Director: Dan Trachtenberg,
Screenwriter: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, Damien Chazelle
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffith, Suzanne Cryer, Bradley Cooper (voice)
Ratings: 3 Saturn Awards: Best Thriller, Best Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Best Supporting Actor (John Goodman).
After a car accident Michelle (Winstead) wakes up in a bunker with Emmett (Gallagher jr.) and Howard (Goodman) who informs her, that there has been an attack that has contaminated the air, so they are stuck in the ground for at least a year together. Michelle has trouble getting to terms with the news all while wondering: Can Howard be trusted?
10 Cloverfield Lane is one of those movies, that has you thinking you have no idea what is going on. Then as the movie moves forward, you realize you really don’t know what is going on. Starting slow, it moves into a second nerve-wrecking half that almost makes you breathless with anticipation. Both after sweet release from the paranoia but also after discovering what on earth is going on. The limited set that mainly has three actors alone, makes it vital for the movie, that the trio can deliver and both Gallagher Jr. (Hush, 2016), Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 2010) and Goodman (Argo, 2012), who luckily has begun getting meatier parts which lets him show his acting talents, all deliver in this intense psychological thriller. If you find it too slow and talky in the beginning, hang on, the ending will make up for it!
The movie is the second installment in the Cloverfield franchise from producer J.J. Abrams. The first was Cloverfield (2008), the third The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) and a fourth is planned.
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