Giving the film a rewatch right now, this is a classic in the making tbh. It is such a good monster film, and the theme is iconic.
Plus the reviews are pretty solid across the board.
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So i know Paradox was buttcheeks for the most part. But if there's one saving grace, it's that the film still manages to make Cloverfield seem like a genuine mysterious threat that most kaiju are known for, even if it's for 3 seconds. Plus it also shows that Cloverfield can still deliver a scare, even if it's not being recorded from a found footage camera. Which means the monster could work in an actual film (rather than found footage).
I could legitimately see Clovie going up against some other inter-galactic threat that crashes lands in the ashes of NYC. Tbh i could see Clovie being as represented as Big G. He represents something that's almost as tragic as Big G, his first film really struck with the audience it was aiming for, and so he's perfectly set up to start a series of films. Something like the horror side of the Kaiju genre.
Too bad everyone that owns the license seems to gloss over the fact that they have a diamond in the haystack. JJ said he wanted this creature to be "America's Godzilla", they should continue the trend.
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