The Cloverfield Paradox Review - A Fascinating But Wildly Uneven Entry

06 February, 2018, 15:12 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • This image released by Netflix shows Gugu Mbatha Raw in a scene from

And yesterday afternoon, during the Super Bowl, Netflix not only showed 100 million people an ad for the movie, they then let their subscribers watch it-surprise!-pretty much immediately. Now that many of you have seen the third Cloverfield movie, we thought we would point out a few ways the new film unites the previous two films into one cohesive universe. Paradox similarly taps a familiar sci-fi trope, in this case the Alien-esque thriller in which an unshaven crew is trapped in a dimply lit space-ship and unpleasant hi-jinks ensue. In 10 Cloverfield Lane, Bradley Cooper's voice can be heard as the boyfriend of the film's main character, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Or do you think it would have been better as a standalone film? In one of the few positive reviews, Nerdist's Rosie Knight wrote that it's a shame viewers are not getting this film on the big screen, as it was intended: "The Cloverfield Paradox is a handsome film - the kind of film you enjoyed so much on Netflix that wish you could see it in theaters".

The third Cloverfield movie had been dated and then dropped from Paramount's release schedule several times before rumours surfaced last month that Netflix had been in talks to acquire it.

The production cost $40 million, almost twice what the original Cloverfield did.

This image released by Netflix shows John Ortiz from left David Oyelowo and Gugu Mbatha Raw in a scene from

If you visit Rotten Tomatoes, you can see that the rating for The Cloverfield Paradox is now only at a very low 16 percent.

However, it seems that the wait didn't necessarily add-up to critical acclaim, as within hours of it being released on the streaming services the film had been absolutely mauled by reviewers. With such a stellar cast, we expected big things from the film, but it just didn't do it for me and other Netflix fans. It's about a group of astronauts trapped aboard a space station when a mysterious creature (that may or may not be related to the Cloverfield monster) begins hunting them down. "They just need us to watch it".

The Cloverfield Paradox cameos of Pegg and Grunberg aren't the only actors to make voice-only cameos in a Cloverfield film. Eagle-eyed viewers certainly remember the satellite crashing into the water at the end of the first film, which was supposedly the event that served as the catalyst for the monster's arrival.

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