Friday, January 18, 2008

12:05 Showing

Cloverfield screen shot
Last night Eric the Roommate, Gwen, Nikki, Gruber and I stepped out of dinner and spontaneously bought tickets for the 12:05AM screening of the much anticipated Cloverfield. It felt incredibly cool to be part of the very first wave of people seeing this film, which began its audacious marketing campaign as early as last spring, and will no doubt be rampaging the box-office for weeks to come.

I won't give too much away but I'll say it's 8 out 10 for the monster/disaster genre and I definitely recommend seeing it in the theaters. I hear there are screenings at IMAX and imagine that would be quite an experience.

If you are a fan of the 1970's disaster flicks: The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake, Avalanche, Towering Inferno, etc you'll enjoy this film for employing all the old classic conventions in a modern and technologically souped-up form.

7 comments:

Blockmeister@charter.net said...

Can't wait to see this movie! Have heard nothing but good things... Only negative is that you might want to take a motion sickness pill before hand!
Love your Blog, Eric.

Greg said...

This is one film I've wanted to see since that first trailer back in June-July.

Anonymous said...

No interest.

Homer said...

I saw your name in the credits! Congrats.

Eric "ELeven" Leven said...

Homer! Ha- that's not me. It's another Eric Leven who is a visual effects specialist in Los Angeles. Sometimes I get his email :)

Alex said...

Just saw it - I also would give it 8/10 for being a good monster movie. I was expecting the handheld cam stuff to be annoying or nauseating, but I actually got engrossed enough in the movie that I didn't even really notice it.

Homer said...

Oh... so hard to keep tack of which Eric is which.