History Film / Cloverfield

17th Feb '18 3:06:40 AM jormis29
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A monster movie released in 2008 co-produced by Creator/JJAbrams (''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder etc.]]), and directed by Matt Reeves. ''Cloverfield'' follows a group of New Yorkers as they attempt to rescue the girlfriend of protagonist Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David, ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys'') during an attack by a massive building-sized creature. The film is seen through the perspective of Hudson "Hud" Platt, Rob's friend, who is [[InUniverseCamera carrying around a camcorder throughout the film, documenting the events from his perspective]].

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A monster movie released in 2008 co-produced by Creator/JJAbrams (''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder etc.]]), and directed by Matt Reeves.Creator/MattReeves. ''Cloverfield'' follows a group of New Yorkers as they attempt to rescue the girlfriend of protagonist Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David, ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys'') during an attack by a massive building-sized creature. The film is seen through the perspective of Hudson "Hud" Platt, Rob's friend, who is [[InUniverseCamera carrying around a camcorder throughout the film, documenting the events from his perspective]].
5th Feb '18 12:26:27 AM KingClark
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} Something has found us.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[{{Tagline}} Something has found us.Some Thing Has Found Us.]]]]
5th Feb '18 12:26:08 AM KingClark
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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes. The third film in the series, ''Film/TheCloverfieldParadox'', serves as a direct sequel to both movies.

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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes. The third film in the series, ''Film/TheCloverfieldParadox'', serves provides an explanation as a direct sequel to both movies.
how they're all connected (even if it's only a minor part of the film itself).
4th Feb '18 4:43:16 PM pepsimax
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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes. The third film in the series, ''The Cloverfield Paradox'', serves as a direct sequel to both movies.

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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes. The third film in the series, ''The Cloverfield Paradox'', ''Film/TheCloverfieldParadox'', serves as a direct sequel to both movies.
4th Feb '18 4:23:16 PM KingClark
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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes.

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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes.
themes. The third film in the series, ''The Cloverfield Paradox'', serves as a direct sequel to both movies.
3rd Feb '18 5:07:59 PM 017Bluefield
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->''"My name is Robert Hawkins... Approximately seven hours ago, some... thing attacked the city. I don't know what it is. If you found this tape, I mean if you're watching this right now, then you probably know more about it than I do."''

A monster movie released in 2008 co-produced by Creator/JJAbrams (''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder etc.]]), and directed by Matt Reeves. ''Cloverfield'' follows a group of New Yorkers as they attempt to rescue the girlfriend of protagonist Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David, ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys'') during an attack by a massive building-sized creature. The film is seen through the perspective of Hudson "Hud" Platt, Rob's friend, who is [[InUniverseCamera carrying around a camcorder throughout the film documenting the events]].

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->''"My name is Robert Hawkins... Approximately seven hours ago, some... thing ''thing'' attacked the city. I don't know what it is. If you found this tape, I mean tape--I mean, if you're watching this right now, then now--then you probably know more about it than I do."''

A monster movie released in 2008 co-produced by Creator/JJAbrams (''Series/{{Lost}}'', ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', ''Series/{{Alias}}'', ''Film/StarTrek'', ''Film/{{Super 8}}'', [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder etc.]]), and directed by Matt Reeves. ''Cloverfield'' follows a group of New Yorkers as they attempt to rescue the girlfriend of protagonist Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David, ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys'') during an attack by a massive building-sized creature. The film is seen through the perspective of Hudson "Hud" Platt, Rob's friend, who is [[InUniverseCamera carrying around a camcorder throughout the film film, documenting the events]].
events from his perspective]].



The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane'' - in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes.

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The film has a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane'' - in ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane''--in spite of using the ''Cloverfield'' title, the movie itself is not a direct sequel, but shares many of this film's themes.
20th Jan '18 12:19:48 PM fearlessnikki
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%%* DeadpanSnarker: Marlena.

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%%* * DeadpanSnarker: Marlena.Marlena does some snarking as the disaster goes on.
--> '''Hud:''' Maybe this thing is from another planet.
--> '''Marlena:''' What, like Superman?



%%* DoggedNiceGuy: Hud.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hud is gnawed on by Clover. No one survives the bombing of Manhattan. Not even Clover.]]

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%%* * DoggedNiceGuy: Hud.
Hud spends the first half awkwardly trying to hit on Marlena.
* DownerEnding: DownerEnding:
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[[spoiler:Hud is gnawed on by Clover. No one survives the bombing of Manhattan. Not even Clover.]]



* FinalGirl: Possibly [[spoiler:Lily]].

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* FinalGirl: Possibly [[spoiler:Lily]].[[spoiler:Lily, and also Beth]] in an alternate ending.



* FreezeFrameBonus: The very last shot of the film, depicting one last home video, shows ''something'' falling into the ocean for a split second. WordOfGod is that this "something" is [[spoiler:a satellite, the descent of which woke Clover up in the first place]].

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* FreezeFrameBonus: FreezeFrameBonus:
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The very last shot of the film, depicting one last home video, shows ''something'' falling into the ocean for a split second. WordOfGod is that this "something" is [[spoiler:a satellite, the descent of which woke Clover up in the first place]].



%%* OnlyAFleshWound: Beth

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%%* * OnlyAFleshWound: BethBeth is found impaled on a pole in her apartment. She's pulled off it and suffers no problems at all for the rest of the film.



%%* PunnyName: Hud.

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%%* * PunnyName: Hud.Hud - a reference to "heads up display", an overlaying feature of camcorders, which is abbreviated as H.U.D.



* PyrrhicVictory: The ending. [[spoiler:Thanks to the bombing, Clover is dead...but so is everyone in Manhattan.]] [[FromBadToWorse Even worse]]...[[spoiler:Clover might have survived HAMMERDOWN.]]
** Subverted on the last one. [[WordofGod J.J. Abrams confirmed that Clover is dead.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror if this was only a baby...]] what's gonna happen when Mama finds out?

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* PyrrhicVictory: The ending. [[spoiler:Thanks to the bombing, Clover is dead...but so is everyone in Manhattan.]] [[FromBadToWorse Even worse]]...[[spoiler:Clover might have survived HAMMERDOWN.]]
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]] Subverted on the last one. [[WordofGod J.J. Abrams confirmed that Clover is dead.]] On the other hand, [[FridgeHorror if this was only a baby...]] what's gonna happen when Mama finds out?



* RuleOfPerception: In the end, the monster just shows up, practically on top of the protagonists in Central Park, yet [[SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil no indication of its approach]] is given beforehand, like the fact that the ground quakes when it walks, and it tends to clumsily destroy the surrounding environment wherever it goes. Partly justified, since they're very disoriented after surviving a helicopter crash.
** Indeed, if you pay attention to the background as they are tending to Rob, you'll notice the remains of the helicopter (in particular a rotor stuck in the ground) [[spoiler:gradually shake more and more with Clover's approach]].

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* RuleOfPerception: In the end, the monster just shows up, practically on top of the protagonists in Central Park, yet [[SeeNoEvilHearNoEvil no indication of its approach]] is given beforehand, like the fact that the ground quakes when it walks, and it tends to clumsily destroy the surrounding environment wherever it goes. Partly justified, since they're very disoriented after surviving a helicopter crash.
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crash. Indeed, if you pay attention to the background as they are tending to Rob, you'll notice the remains of the helicopter (in particular a rotor stuck in the ground) [[spoiler:gradually shake more and more with Clover's approach]].
10th Jan '18 9:55:02 PM Gamermaster
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* SilentCredits: For a minute or two, at least, then the above music starts up. The credits song, "Roar", has such a quiet build that it's barely audible util about a minute in.

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* SilentCredits: For a minute or two, at least, then the above music starts up. The credits song, "Roar", has such a quiet build that it's barely audible util until about a minute in.
2nd Jan '18 6:17:51 PM FGHIK
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hud is gnawed on by Clover. No one survives the bombing of Manhattan. Not even Clover.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Hud is gnawed on by Clover. No one survives the bombing of Manhattan. Not even Clover. ]]
24th Dec '17 2:11:28 AM GREGOLE
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* MadeOfPlasticine: Humans. The monster is {{Nigh Invulnerab|ility}}le.
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