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More Abercrombie & Fitch Hunks And Babes To Get Maimed And Stomped By JJ & Co?? Here Comes CLOVERFIELD Deux!!

Published at: Jan. 31, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

Merrick here...
This is no particular surprise, but today's Variety confirms what Quint's been hearing for a while now: director Matt Reeves & writer Drew Goddard are in talks to construct some sort of CLOVERFIELD sequel. Reeves recently indicated that a possible sequel could feasibly cover the same events chronicled in the first film...from the perspective of a different person/group of people. Whatever they do, I hope it's not that obvious and simple. I thought the first film was generally aiight...and had some great moments...but I've no particular desire to see the exact same movie again. Chronicle one of the military units deployed to bring down the monster...maybe a new network was taping a report about a National Guard unit when the alarms sounded, for example (a la the Naudet's 9/11 footage from INSIDE the towers)? Or, cover a related-but-different incident? It'll be interesting to see how the CLOVERFIELD gang manages to sidestep this conundrum. BOOK OF SHADOWS: BLAIR WITCH II folded the first film's "found tape" mythology into a more traditional dramatic narrative (found tape existed & referenced in a conventional "real world" -vs- Blair Witch plot line)...and many despised the results. Think they'll try something similar here? Reeves also appears to be setting up THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, from his own script.
"Woman" is a Hitchcock-style thriller that probes the mind of a former beauty queen who turns to a life of crime to protect her family.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety. Was it just me, or was anyone else annoyed by how UN-iconic the CLOVERFIELD creature was? It wasn't even as memorable as GINO. Of course, one could legitimately argue that CLOVERFIELD is not about iconography at all..and that its non-descript, difficult-to-grasp nature was itself symbolic... (shrugs)

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  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    FIRST BITCHES

    by dogstar69

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    TOP FIVE BITCHES

    by DarthStallion

    And the monster would beat the piss out of GINO.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    What? No Susan Storm?

    by zer0cool2k2

    Thought there was gonna' be a Jessica Alba FF spinoff :)

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    By the way...

    by dogstar69

    Loved Cloverfield, as for a sequel, unless they do go Blair Witch 2 style, the POV will become tiring pretty quickly.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    What's GINO?

    by dogstar69

    Sorry to display my ignorance..

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    GINO

    by DarthStallion

    Godzilla In Name Only...the 1998 version. I blame Matthew Broderick.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Godzilla in name only

    by SkeletonParty

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Godzilla In Name Only, Dogstar...

    by Abin Sur

    Or your Italian pizzaria owner. Zing!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I hope Cthulhu makes it into the sequel...

    by Abin Sur

    I really do.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see them manage . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . to make a different, yet still fresh lost-footage film. I can't think of how they'd do it at the moment. The only other solution I can think of is to do it all over as a traditional monster flick. Scientists, military, and president argue over how to handle it. Sounds been-there-done-that, but I'd like to see the monster emerge from the harbor and start smashing shit.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST

    ya the creature lost its appeal

    by mattforce7

    as the film went on, but the last shot was pretty good, as for duex?? I dont know how it would work

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed Cloverfield but I am wary about a sequel...

    by Francis Begbie

    If it's just another found footage it's going to be just like the first one which would suck. The news channel thing might be good, or maybe a camera on the helmet of a Military Guy. This will be tricky.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    I'd like to see...

    by DarthStallion

    the story from the point of view of the soldiers who were right next to the monster when the parasites started dropping off and attacking them. I bet that would make for some wild footage.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    LETS BLOW THIS STORY UP!

    by BRUTICUS

    have a special military unit (with cameras on their helmets) attack the creature... it swallows them. <p> The bugs continue dragging people back to the monster and he swallows them. He swallows all kinds of shit...<p> Turns around heads back to the ocean. Swims to the bottom, to the molten core of earth. Which turns out to be a portal back to his world. The soldiers are still alive inside him. With all the little bugs who prod at them but dont kill them. Another team of military take a submarine down to try and find out where the beast came from. Eventually, after months of planning, make it past some giant grotesque guardians of the portal and mistakenly into the other world. Its there they find the video tapes and belongings of the first special forces team.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Merrick...

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    there is no way those guys were Abercrombie kids. they had face stubble. <p>they were more the Urban Outfitters crowd.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I hope the second movie starts

    by SkeletonParty

    with the examination of the first film. An expert noticing the creature landing from space in the final frames, deducing something about its origin. Then the monster attacks a different city and the story is told through the eyes of a group of people attempting to stop it. <p>I definitely want to see more people exploding and more people getting eaten.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Exploding Chicks = Box Office Magic!

    by DarthStallion

    You know it!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    It could work

    by OrlandoJoe

    I thought Cloverfield was THIS close to being a great movie. I didn't care about the characters, but it was a great idea for a movie, and there's no shortage of ideas for a sequel. What happened to Rob's brother's girlfriend after she escaped? Did the final assault really kill the monster that invaded Manhattan? What about the backstory that was revealed online, about the Japanese company that makes Slusho? What happened with its deep-sea exploration platform? Was there more than one creature? The thing came from the North Atlantic, right? What would happen if a giant monster attacked London? As long as the sequel isn't a traditional narrative like Blair Witch 2, and as long as they don't explain the monster too much, as long as they keep it creepy, I'm so there.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Thank You..

    by dogstar69

    Incidently Godzilla with Matthew Broderick is one of the 2 films i've fallen asleep at in the cinema. the Other was Independence Day.. there's a connection there somewhere i think...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    It's Opening Weekend

    by Maestro610

    and the sparse explanation demands that there be some kind of sequel to this. I'd love to see another point of view, one that incorporates a portion of the viral marketing. TidoWave (eco-terroists) v. Tagruato (the company behind Slusho, which is who Rob is going to work for in Japan). So they could have the kids from TidoWave run a sabotage attack on Tagruato's oil well which happened pretty much the same day as Rob and Beth went to Coney Island. Have the kids taping evidence of the evil of Tagruato... then they are caught and when they are turned over to the Coast Guard the Monster attacks the Oil well and they get some video of the attack. Which is in the viral video news footage. The kids are held in a Coast Guard processing center until the attack. They escape along with a few Coast Guard guys and decide to risk heading through midtown to get to one of the tunnels. It'd be great because the Coast Guard guy could have a radio and get some of the military info and one of the TidoWave people could be on "Clover's" side. Thinking its the ocean fighting back against mankind. Maybe we'll see what happens when the Lice drag someone away, and possibly get a point of continuation after the military levels New York, since we know from the end of the movie that the Monster survives.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Not only was it uniconic

    by Rufus

    It was also mostly off-screen so we hardly know what it looked like.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Re: The Monster

    by TheJake

    The Cloverfield monster was LAME. It looked like a giant naked mole rat (google it) with an extra pair of arms. The "parasites" looked like crabby-spiders crossed with features of it's naked mole rat momma. I give the studio props for the hype campaign... but that's all this movie was - HYPE. It was not iconic or ground-breaking or memorable whatsoever. Just look at the ticket sales drop-off. I have no desire to see a sequel of this film... at all.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    It wasnt just you

    by ChrisVenom

    When you get over the whole "WTF is that and why is it tearing shit up?" stage, its not totally forgettable, but he aint no Godzilla either. The only thing I really would want to see in the sequel is its origin and why it seems invulnerable to all of the millitataries attacks.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Was it me or was the "I saw it. It's alive. It's huge"

    by SkeletonParty

    line not actually in the movie. When they get down to the street I listened for it and didn't hear it. In the movie, Hud sort of says he got it on tape and they review the tape. But, I didn't hear the "It's a lion/ alive" line at all.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:24 a.m. CST

    I liked Cloverfield

    by CuervoJones

    Didn´t love it, but it was funny. And they didn´t give boring explanations about the origin of the monster. I hate explanations.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    "Difficult to grasp"

    by Archive

    Maybe I've just got too much of a designer brain, but I was never confused by the monster design. It wasn't as much of a disappointment as the aliens in ID4 after those enigmatic teasers, but it was along the same lines. It played by the rules of biology, at least in the visual sense. it had a skeleton, it breathed, sort of, and it had a face. No face would have helped a lot. I could, in fact, identify with it, at least a little, and after all the online talk, I was expecting something completely alien. Had it been hard to piece together, like everyone says, it probably would have been iconic, for that very reason. As it is, I'm sure I could draw a picture of it from almost any angle, and I only saw the movie once. Biologically enigmatic and bland are not the same thing. The Lovecraft monster in the trailer for Hellboy seems more amorphous and strange, and we get a full-body shot right away. It's a tough design challenge, and I'm not saying the boys at Bad Robot did bad work, I'm just saying that particular element did not stand up to scrutiny, and a cool monster would have been one of my incentives to see the film more than once. Instead it was like something Weta passed on for LOTR because it didn't quite work thematically, and it just got reappropriated. Looking at it, I can believe it came from the sea, or from space. I shouldn't have been able to believe either. It should not have been plausible. That's why monsters are scary - because no matter what you think, there they are. Unless there's radically different characters or a radically different monster, I wouldn't watch a sequel.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    The sequel will be about a team of lions

    by INWOsuxRED

    they'll join together to fight the monster, duh.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Sequel to the Host sounds better

    by INWOsuxRED

    All the reports that they're just going to make the same movie with different actors is troubling. That isn't a sequel, its a direct to video knock-off.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Of course it couldn't be an iconic monster

    by Kurutteru Yatsu

    When you didn't even get one good unobstructed look at the entire creature. That might be my only disappointment coming away from the movie, but then the "found footage" aspect (not to mention the smaller budget) didn't really allow for it. Not sure how I feel about a sequel though, I want to stick with the humans lose monster wins ending we have now.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    What does "FIRST BITCHES" mean?

    by GeekyAnimeNerd79Beyotch

    OHHHHHH, do you mean "First, Bitches"?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    BREAKING NEWS!!

    by TheJake

    This just in: Brett Ratner has just signed on to direct the sequel to this years hottest movie "Cloverfield" from a script written by Paul W.S. Anderson!! Uwe Boll and Michael Bay will serve as the producers for this film which has been tentatively scheduled for a December 2008 release!!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I liked Cloverfield, too.

    by SkeletonParty

    I was planning on going and seeing it again. Then I realized I didn't really want to go through the trauma again. <p>I did want to see more of the monster. I liked when we got a good look at it at the end. <p>I'll buy it on DVD, but I'm not sure how often I'll watch it. I've only watched my Blair Witch DVD once. Creeps me out too much.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Blair Witch was scary to me

    by CuervoJones

    Who cares about the hype?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Baltar, thanks for the explanation.

    by SkeletonParty

    How in the world did you know that?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The monster was ok...

    by Frankenbastard

    I actually thought the monster was kind of cool looking even if it was swiped from a Resident Evil video game. Something about the flailing horse legs that really spooked me. As for the little rich kids in the movie, that concept buged me before I went into the film but as I walked out it was clear that those were the perfect characters to be in this situation when the shit hits the fan. They were so out of their element and in the end you realize that buy the outcome of all of their decisions. Stupid little rich shits.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Re: Blair Witch was not scary

    by OrlandoJoe

    Blair Witch wasn't scary once you knew a little about it, but the guys who made the original movie were from Orlando, and they had a few test screenings long before the rest of the world had heard about it, and people who saw it cold, before the hype, were terrified. I knew one guy who thought it was real, and he was completely freaked out. I knew it wasn't real when I finally got around to seeing it, but I thought it was a good, creepy movie. Missed the sequel. Glad I did.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    When I saw Blair Witch I didn't know anything about it.

    by SkeletonParty

    So I wasn't hyped. The movie worked for me, my wife and my friends, we were freaked out. My wife still hates it when I stand in the corner and don't answer her.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    The first Blair Witch was okay....

    by sundancekeed

    but not really anything that special once you thought about it. The second one was hilarious. I thought Cloverfield was a teasefest and it ultimately failed for me. And if they're planning on doing the same thing again, I doubt I even see it on video. I've only been truly scared by two movies. The Exorcist freaked me out when I was like fifteen and when I was like seven or eight, I saw Brides Of Dracula on TV and couldn't sleep without a light on for a week. Them gals wuz scary!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Glad the hot chick from CSI survived....

    by Mr. Profit

    I had no problems with Cloverfield. I just found the supporting players to be better than the leads. "Janice Ian" was the best, too bad she exploded. I liked her more after the subway tunnel spider attack. The cameraman and Rob's future sister in law were good. Glad she made it on the chopper. Only problems with the movie? Too short, and it was too convienient how the monster always managed to be where the main people were. And why the fuck would u go to Brooklyn? Wouldnt it make sense to go to the Bronx and continue walking up through Westchester until u are somewhat safe? But overall it was a cool little movie, but no sequel is needed. And Blair Witch wasn't scary. The whole not showing the witch was lame. If I wanted to use my imagination I would read a book.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    She also hates it when I run through the woods

    by SkeletonParty

    screaming "Josh! Josh!" and I'm holding a little bag of bloody teeth. <p>Good stuff.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Skeletonparty and Baltar...

    by Frankenbastard

    Um…guys..the line "I saw it. It's alive. It's huge" was in the movie. Stop shoveling popcorn and pay attention next time. ;) I know it's there because when i heard it i thought to myself "wow the word "Alive" could sound like "A Lion"...so that's where those morons got "The Cloverfield monster is a Lion" from.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    this should be a trilogy

    by xewndar1

    make another crazy real time camera movie again with the perspective of the military of whoever, then the third make it into one big hollywood blockbuster showing hardcore special effects of world trying to destroy the monster

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Oh...

    by Frankenbastard

    and Blair Witch sucked except for the runny nose part...that was salty.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Start Cloverfield 2 with the discovery of the tape.

    by SkeletonParty

    Don't call it "Cloverfield 2" Hopefully they call it after the next incident "Government designated: Weedpatch" formerly known as Fresno. I hope they never name the monster. I hope the running gag is that the cameraman always gets eaten

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    A new monster attacks Tokyo

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Bring Cloverfield full circle.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Blair Witch Scared Me

    by BilboRing

    I get scared with the films that are more intimate like Blair Witch and Signs. If I feel like I am alone with the people on screen I get freaked out. It's all about atmosphere to me. Not the guts and gore. That's just crap movie making. Cloverfield lived up to its hype for me. I felt like I was with the beautiful people in the streets. Good flick. Can't wait to see PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. The trailer freaked me out big time.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Maybe make it a real movie this time.

    by greenstyle92

    just sayin'

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Oops...

    by Frankenbastard

    Oops, I misspelled by and bugged, Maybi i need to pay attention to my typing and stop shoveling breakfast. Stupid little rich me.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    xewndar1 I think that's a great idea.

    by BilboRing

    Good idea about the trilogy.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    I wish movies could sill creep me out...

    by Mr. Profit

    But I guess I am too fucking desensitized from watching horror films all my life. Allthough I dont fuck with movies like Hostel or Saw. I can tolerate seeing gore and it doesn't bother me. But its just tacky. People need to know how to show u enough without crossing that line. I saw The Blair Witch project before the hysteria on bootleg VHS and I was bored and mad at the kids for being so fucking stupid. Then the movie ended and everyone was all creeped out. I didnt get it. I never will. The last movie to weird me out was Requiem For A Dream and that shit wasn't a horror film.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Maybe even...

    by Frankenbastard

    Just sayin

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    It won't have Lizzy Caplan

    by MattmanReturns

    So I don't give a rat's ass!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Documentary!!

    by Purgatori

    Have it be a documentary about the whole background conspiracy that follows what happend to Jamie and Teddy etc, and works in the Cloverfield footage. If there are survivors from the first film still around, interview them for it. I think that would be a great way to go.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    The "scary" part in Signs...

    by Mr. Profit

    The best part of that whole movie was the footage that the news showed. That scene was good filmmaking. Because it hypes you up for the reveal of the alien and Joaquin Phoenix sells it even more with his reaction. That was the best part of the movie. The first time u see it it makes u jump. It was like watching those creepy shows like "Sightings" that used to air when I was a kid.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Cameras on soldiers' helmets...

    by SimpleSandwiches

    Cameras on soldiers' helmets < Space Marines' first ALIENS encounter

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Richard Brooks

    by lecter1914

    Hellraiser still gives me nightmares and I havent seen it in Years...but then again Im inexplicably spooked by Night Of The Demons so go figure. I guarantee Cloverfield Deuce will bomb. Everyone minus two people I know hated it. The thing got booed for god sakes at the theater.....That being said...I kinda like Blair Witch 2....i thought the whole theme of watching something on video only to find out its not real (if you havent seen the movie, thats kinda what it was about) was a great wa to kinda mock the success of the first one and rally screw with the audience...but I think it generally gets more shit than it deserves because it was pretty cool. And I dont think half the people on here that bitch about it actually saw it. Thanks.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    What if the monster had a video camera?

    by tonagan

    Turns out it was just a tourist. It could be like the Out-of-Towners.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    TV may even be in the platinum age.

    by SkeletonParty

    Every show on TV these days is so edifying for the soul and enriching for our lives and challenging to our educations I'm shocked people even go outside anymore.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Scooped by fark again

    by I Dunno

    Anyway, over there I commented that the movie's second week had a huge drop off, suggesting that people aren't all that enthused about a sequel.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    More Brutal

    by enderandrew

    The middle third of War of the Worlds was just a brutal movie. You're talking some really scary, tense scenes. Cloverfield came close, but it was a fairly low budget film that didn't have nearly as many tense moments as I had hoped. I say deliver more of the same with different people, but crank it up a couple of notches. Really hit this one out of the park. At that point, no one will care about the story, so long as the experience is unbelievable.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Night of the Demons!

    by Mr. Profit

    That movie was great because it always aired on Cinemax at like 2am. And the Stigmata dance scene still looks creepy with the strobe light and her twirling around. I love that retarded movie. It was a good B flick.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Loved Cloverfield, but the sequel is destined to fail...

    by Mrhazard

    Unless they do something completely different, which is what made CF1 so good in the first place... It should be the same initial attack on NY but told in a different format... And we shouldn't see much more of the monster than what was already shown in the first one... IT'S GOOD we dont have a clear, picture-perfect still full shot of the monster... Less is more and something that's mysterious is always more interesting than something that's not... I like the fact we dont know where the monster came from, what it wants, why its here, what it can do, I mean what the hell were those little creatures that fell off it??? It's offspring or just parasites??? The sequel really shouldn't shed much more light on it than we already know... If they were smart they would try to milk this franchise for all its worth and I would reveal VERY little about the monster with each sequel... Cloverfield IMO is the American Godzilla we should've got ten years ago...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Kill Cams

    by ShatirLavan

    I want to see the story fromm the pov of military helmet mounted kill cams, chopper cams, tank cams, F-22 cams, and all that. It would be frakkin' sweet.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Aliens-ify the sequel

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Oh Man...

    by Hispanic at the Disco

    Well I hope this time around with everyone knowing what the moster looks like there will be more footage of it tearing ass through the city, maybe even the initial arrival to the city. I'll look forward to it! At my theater (Brownsville, TX) opening night people actually booed! I heard audible cries for money back! Ugh...dipshits. If the action or atleast tension would be amped up I think it'd be great! Hope JJ and Co pull it off.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Pretty sure another

    by Mattyboy122

    "Lost footage" film as the sequel will make it painfully clear how bad of a gimmick the idea was to begin with. Kinda like how Die Hard 2 tried to repeat the first film step by step but on an airplane (except the first Die Hard's a fucking masterpiece).

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:27 a.m. CST

    didn't care for cloverfield

    by Varakor

    I thought it sucked 1) Hud and his dumb commentary, 2) Marlene gets bit and when they find the military, no one says anything that the girl is bit, 3) how is it everywhere those guys went, there was the monster? Shouldn't it have been too busy swatting the military? But a sequel from the military's perspective would be kick ass, espcially the deployment and the monster really kickin the shit out of NYC.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2: Cloverfielder

    by MJohnson

    Couldn't resist.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Grammar gods, please...

    by GeekyAnimeNerd79Beyotch

    ..take me from this world and allow me to enter a realm of existence where people are intelligent.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    The military didn't know she was bit

    by I Dunno

    until she starting bleeding out of every hole in her head, then they freaked out. As for them running into the monster all the time, what can I say, it's a plot contrivance that's unavoidable with a movie with a scale this small. Pretend there's more than one monster if you have to. <p>At least you didn't complain about the battery life of the camera.</p>

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Multiple Tapes Found

    by Shozo

    Since this footage is all being reviewed AFTER the event, why can't we assume that multiple tapes have been found? We could be reviewing military footage, other civilians, and (to open the story up wider), we could see destruction outside of NYC. Perhaps we would see footage from Tagruato, documenting strange disturbances or destruction at the ocean drilling stations... OR perhaps the monster moves on from NYC and hits other areas. OR maybe this monster (in true Toho style) is just the first of MANY large monsters that invade cities all around the world. And we get to see footage from amateur shooters in Tokyo, London, Paris, etc. Now THAT would be an easy sell to the studio brass.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST

    re: i dunno

    by Varakor

    I know the military didn't know, but her crew new, especially Hud (dude holding the cam), who was in love with her. But considering the end, i don't think they could have saved her anyway. as for the battery... you know i didn't think about that one. I don't think anyone complained about the battery hahahaha any takers?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Cameron's "Aliens"

    by eXcommunicated

    From the POV of the marines' helmet cams. I'd buy that for a dollar.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    make the sequel a History Channel style documentary

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

    that way you can use all the footage of the monster ever shot and tell the origin. Oh and a sequel is a bad idea.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    BWitch 2 had a lot of nudity. so it was an improvement

    by BMacSmith

    the goth chick was hot.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie's Cloverfield

    by Iowa Snot Client

    In which we learn the monster's backstory and motivation.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    oh and no shaky cam either

    by BMacSmith

    maybe the marines in CF2 will have super high tech cameras that actually show action instead of a bunch or blurs?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Cameron's "Aliens"

    by eXcommunicated

    "Where's Capone?!?! Where's Capone?!?!" <p> "I don't know! Let's get the fuck outta here!!!"

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2 is a good idea...

    by michyfergi5

    ... if this is it. The movie opens with a film crew interviewing eye witnessess. At this point the monster is gone and nobody knows where it is. Is it gone for good? Will it come back? The audience gets to see new footage (from the military, news crews etc.), and it's epic. Very cool stuff of it attacking the city, eating people, stuff like that. The little creatures are gone too. The military found them all and killed them. But then, about halfway through the movie the little guys start coming back, and all hell breaks loose. We're still watching this documentary style, but no more interviews. Now the documentary film-makers are running for their lives. And then the monster comes back.... with friends. No longer is it one guy attacking NYC. Now it's many (we don't know how many) attacking all over. NYC, Atlanta, L.A., London, Chicago, Fargo.... So anyways, it's a world domination type thing... and all we get to see (as the audience) is the footage the documentary people have gotten, and the occassional glance they get of TVs and stuff showing footage from around the world. So then we nuke them all, killing most of the world, and the monsters take over Earth. I'd pay to see that.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST

    The Sequel CAN Work, As Can the Threequel

    by Acappellaman

    If this does turn into a trilogy, which I think is the eventual intention, I think the scope will have to get bigger in each film. The first sequel can cover what happened in the first movie, and then some. In all, the total time taken by the events from part one could take about half an hour at MOST in the sequel, but from a different perspective - a higher-level perspective. <p> The third movie can be a true sequel where the events take place after the sequel, and perhaps take the action into the creature's home, be it space or deep sea, or whatever. I think it could be fun.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, noon CST

    Cloverfield Unraveled

    by schnipple

    People talking about how the answer to the monster was some shot at the end of something falling into the ocean just didn't get the film. Truth is the filmmakers were smarter than that. I thought the monster looked primordial when I saw it, like something dredged up in someone's subconscious and then I realized what it symbolized. The monster was the fear of the main guy character unable to express his love. His inability to commit to her was actualized by his trip to Japan. But when she brought the other guy to the party, the main character had to immeidately face whatever his demons were to overcome them and consummate his love. So the monster was just a projection of that. The filmmakers were clever to set up what would divide the lovers first as his trip to Japan because this division has pop culture ties to the monster dividing the lovers in the form of Godzilla. Basically, the filmmakers set the story up so that they didn't have to explain what the monster was in reality because it was a just a metaphor for a man scared to express his feelings.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2

    by skimn

    Of course milk that tit while its still dripping. Sooo, here's an idea. Let's view the same attack, but from a different social strata. Instead of focusing on young twenty-somethings we don't care about, how about some urban punks who come across a camcorder during some initial looting and tape their journey from that point? Sort of a mix of Warriors and Cloverfield. They use their street smarts to help survive.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield was shit shitaty shit

    by semisaj

    if they do a sequel at least make the thing entertaining..maybe do it from the point of view of the monster and why its pissed off..and no fucking shit bollox shaky cam crapness

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Blair WItch 2

    by lecter1914

    I really dont understand all of the hate for it and I honestly believe its just from people who havent seen it. I didnt see it in theatres because i read negative things about it in places like AICN and what not. Got around to renting it and my god...people dont know what they are talking about. It was clever and funny and kinda creepy in some parts. Back to CloverDud....the first one sucked and I cant imagine anyone wanting to see a sequel especially now that we all know what the monster looked like...looks like a rental. UNless they go a completely different direction and have the Cloverfield Monster attack the hood..leprechaun did it so why shouldnt Clovie?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2: FREEDOM HATER

    by Judge Briggs

    Brought to you by FOX News...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    PRESIDENT BALTAR...

    by Frankenbastard

    Um...what?! It's the same exact line with the same exact voice so with more background noise thrown in trust me. So "technically", it’s the same bit of dialogue. Same with the imploding store scene.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Judge Briggs

    by Frankenbastard

    That's great.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Meh

    by kafka07

    I didn't see Cloverfield and never will. I really don't give two shits.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Saw Cloverfield this weekend

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Thought it was OK. Thought the creature itself was pretty cool and original. When discussing with my friend we found a few major flaws. The movie begins with saomething like...'footage found at former site Central Park.' So you know the outcome right off the bat...stupid. Do you think the military would keep all of the useless party footage. It should been a collection of videos from different perspectives, seriously who would keep their cameras filming through all of that? It was mostly believeable until the crooked tower scene, there's no way a 40 story building could 'lean' against another without both collapsing... and who would go up in either... little re-dick-ulous. I agree for Cloverfield 2 to be watchable, do it from a military POV. Explain the monsters origin (deep ocean, space, human-made) and the aftermath, did they defeat it?!?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2- Cloverfield does Dallas

    by semisaj

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    SKELETONPARTY and others re: "It's a Lion!"

    by timmer33

    That line WAS in the movie. I was listening for it as soon as the first explosions happen. It occurs after the building collapses and the group collects in the variety store. It was not just recorded for the trailer, it's in the film too.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ITS A LION

    by lecter1914

    Actually, I think I'm with Pres. on this one. I remember watching it and I think he just said really fast I saw it...and then they start running. I dont believe the much debated.."its a live/ Lion " line was in there. Also..since Im passionate about this subject suddenly...Anyone who dismissed Blair WItch 2 because you think it had a linear and straightforward narrative...obviously didnt see it because thats not the case, its actually a case of...well, dont wanna spoil it but it was really clever how it was done.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ITS A LION

    by lecter1914

    Actually, I think I'm with Pres. on this one. I remember watching it and I think he just said really fast I saw it...and then they start running. I dont believe the much debated.."its a live/ Lion " line was in there. Also..since Im passionate about this subject suddenly...Anyone who dismissed Blair WItch 2 because you think it had a linear and straightforward narrative...obviously didnt see it because thats not the case, its actually a case of...well, dont wanna spoil it but it was really clever how it was done.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : OIL PLATFORM NIGHTS

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:22 p.m. CST

    One of Two Things

    by wallygogo

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    C2 : REVENGE OF THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Jebus, schnipple

    by I Dunno

    I'll have some of whatever you're having.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2- Clover the Top

    by semisaj

    Apparently Sly has agreed...ask Harry!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    One of Two Things

    by wallygogo

    I bet they will either do a sequel about the origins of the monster. How was it created, where did it come from....or they will do a movie about the military vs the monster which takes place shortly after the first film ended. Either way, I bet they abandon the "found tape" aspect of the story.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : THE HALF REALIZED 9/11 METAPHOR

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    No, the line in the convenience store is different.

    by SkeletonParty

    In the store, Hud is trying to get Rob's attention and says something similar. <p>But the controversial "I saw it. its alive, its huge!" line happened in the street before the Liberty head hits. And it is not in the movie.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    the creature worked for the following reason:

    by smackfu

    It *didn't* look like a movie monster, it wasn't fantastic and awe-inspiring, it was just butt-ugly. It looked like it was supposed to look, like one of those primeval looking fish they find every couple of years that have been hidden from light in the bottom of some black trench for eons. Remember, the whole premise of the movie is supposed to treat it as a real event. If in real life, as implausible as it is, anything giant from the bottom of the sea ever did make it's way onto land and start trashing shit, it's probably not going to look iconic and super cool.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : THE FLASHBACK ADVENTURE

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : FOOL ME TWICE

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2: GIRLS 1 CUP

    by Bob C. Cock

    a video of the cloverfield monster's HILARIOUS reaction to 2 girls 1 cup

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : BECAUSE NOBODY TELLS J J ABRAHMS "ENOUGH"

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2 : CHINESE DEMOCRACY

    by Pound Sand

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I agree with Merrick....

    by Dragon Man

    The monster left me cold too. I was expecting something more spectacular, but it ended up looking like something I'd seen before.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:30 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD ! (the Broadway musical)

    by Pound Sand

    words and lyrics by MNG

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2-Cloverfield Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal S

    by semisaj

    Where we find out that the monster actually came out of Kate Capshaw's Fanny and that she is an alien who is asked to whore herself out so that she can ask her men to put her in films even though she cant act..although she did used to be fit!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    -There Will be Blood II Directed by Brett Ratner-

    by wilsonfisk89

    Chris Tucker: "I DRINK YO MILKSHAKE N***A!"

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Too soon!

    by sleestack1

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Explain Nothing!

    by Buzz Maverik

    More mystery! As even the headline here indicates, have working and non-working stiffs in a monster situation. No more people that TV producers can relate to but 99% of us can't.<p> Start with better actors. That's the only reason THE HOST was superior to CLOVERFIELD (aside from what I felt were completely convincing FX!). The Korean cast was excellent, realistically conveying grief, fear, dismay, confusion that the American cast of CLOVERFIELD couldn't approach (and one thing JJ and Co lack is any sense of irony whatsoever -- they are sincere, which is why Yuppies are a bad choice for them). It would have been one thing if the filmmakers were aware that the characters really didn't care about each other, but I think the charactes were supposed to care. The actors just couldn't bring it off. Also, Lily looked great but she ran around in a party dress and high heels and didn't stub her toe or trip or cut her feet when jumping through the air from the rubble of one skyscraper to the other. Real chicks can't even get through an old parking lot in those pumps, bay-bee.<p>I'd like to see the story continue, minus the handcam. I hope they think of a new gimmick or a new way to tell it.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2-Cloverfield of dreams

    by semisaj

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    JOHN RAMBO vs. The Cloverfield Monster

    by CobraKai

    Sometimes...getting squashed is as easy as breathing.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2-

    by semisaj

    Cloverfield Kills the next person who writes first on Aint it cool news!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Also, Was Hud Supposed To Be On Drugs?

    by Buzz Maverik

    Because the only way the rest of the characters would hang around a dope like that is if he were on dope and had a regular personality when he was straight.<p>Hud from CLOVERFIELD was no Hudson from ALIENS. PFC Hudson was a real Marine. He got scared like a human being, but when it got down to it, Hudson got in on with the best of 'em.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Freddy redeux vs Clovefield redeux

    by semisaj

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I want an R rated sequel...

    by The Dum Guy

    Featuring a completely nude Lizzy.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield vs. The Mist...

    by Buzz Maverik

    Because the Sci-Fi Genre Ain't Big Enough for Both of 'Em!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Well whoopee fucking doo Buzz Maverik

    by semisaj

    Just kidding...Hud does not even come within a sperm count of Bill Paxton's Hudson

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Love Merrick

    by Steve Trevor

    your no bullshit posts are fucking awesome.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!! This could make a great "trilogy" franchise.

    by AdrianVeidt

    Seriously, three separate stories (each differently told) about the same event? Oh my god, they could make this something epic. We did the shaky cam movie, now an actual budget movie, and then maybe something else for the third film, but if done right, this could be a groundbreaking set of three movies, all different stories and completely different films, but about the same event. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:51 p.m. CST

    And Blair Witch 2

    by Steve Trevor

    Was kind of interesting in that wasn't what we were watching a "TV movie" recreation of certain Blair Witch events?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Inside Sources....

    by dancinggopher01

    tell me that this will be done from the Monster's point of view ala the sequence in Doom. There is an SD card in the monster's brain.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    I meant Lily...

    by The Dum Guy

    Of course the alternative would be interesting, since she blew up.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST

    It's alive!

    by Frankenbastard

    SkeletonParty the line is in the movie. Maybe the fact I watched in on a digitally projected screen I print a different print (ok that would have to be retarded) but I doubt it. Still back when Empire Strikes Back came out there were added scenes at the end depending on what aspect ratio you saw but I still doubt we had different prints for Cloverfield. Actually I know we watched the same print and the line WAS in the movie. timmer33 Thanks for backing me up on that. I know for a fact the line is in there.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Pound Sand...

    by Frankenbastard

    you're still one of the funniest guys on here. Good work

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2-

    by semisaj

    Cloverfield vs Gino vs Godzilla vs Freddy vs Jason vs Ash vs Darth Maul vs Johnny Bravo vs Starfleet(X Bomber)vs The Ultimate Warrior vs Mad Max(from MM2)vs Bender vs Bobba Fett vs Crissy Moon vs Cartman vs Hudson..now that sounds like a film I would watch or love to make especially the Crissy Moon Bit!!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1 p.m. CST

    The right way to milk a movie...

    by Frankenbastard

    Why do they feel the need to make a sequel at all? Just let it be. We saw the monster and its effect on people. Maybe the monster could come out with a cookbook? Or a clothing line? Or a ride at Universal? Or PJ’s? Can’t they milk things the proper way anymore?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Due To Strike, I'm Scabbing CLOVERFIELD 2

    by Buzz Maverik

    in place of Drew Goddard. I'll be writing it here in the talkbacks, so I can have immediate feedback from you, the little people.<p>CLOVERFIELD 2: MONSTER CAM<p> a non-union screenplay by Buzz X. Maverik<p>First Rough Draft<p>Black Screen -- Titles scroll<p>U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency. More recovered footage from Cloverfield incident, former F.A.O. Schwartz site.<p>Int. Warehouse -- Night<p>Handcam shot of DUG, a tattooed twenty nothing guy. He's got a deranged grin and is holding a bottle of Cuervo.<p>DUG: Alright, there's this thing attacking the city. Ronnie saw it and saw it's pretty big. What me and Ronnie and Sherry and Bigjamin and this guy we met outside are going to is strap some cameras on Big Ugly and post all the footage on YouTube.<p>BIGJAMIN (offscreen):I still don't know how we're going to get the cameras on--<p>RONNIE (also offscreen): I tolja, man. We're gonna parasail down on top of it. And if we can get close enough, we're going to bungee! Now, are you in or out?<p>Dug extends the bottle of tequila. Bigjamin's hand, covered in brands, takes the bottle. SLOSHING sounds.<p>Bigjamin: In.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    The "monster" should be protected...

    by The Dum Guy

    If the creature is the only one of its kind in existence, then wouldn't it fall into the "endangered species" label, so I suggest we make a sequel that is more intune with Free Willy.<br><br>A young boy befriends a misunderstood monster, only to have an evil (corporate, government or terrorist) try and destroy it in a misguided attempt to... do something. I dunno, that's the premise the film makers can wrestle with the details.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2 shouldn't show the same event....

    by J-Dizzle

    ... from a different perspective. People already know what happened in the attack, they don't need it rehashed for the sequel. Everyone wants to know what happened AFTER Cloverfield 1. What was the military's operation, a nuke attack? Napalm? And if it failed, what was their next plan? People want a TRUE sequel, not a retelling of the first movie (which will fail miserably).

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Re: semisaj. My money's on Cartman.

    by J-Dizzle

    That fat kid is fucking devious.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    First of all, drop the video camera style....

    by drewlicious

    It worked once (barely) now try telling a traditional narrative that doesn't cause motion sickness. Pick a more interesting setting, that would also be good. What if they threw in a different monster tromping in from the pacific and they meet somewhere down the line and duke it out. Las Vegas would make a pretty kickass arena, or even the Grand Canyon for that matter. Of course the budget would be ridiculous and no one of any real importance is listening to me so my head will have to work as an arena from this point on.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Any way they do it

    by Abominable Snowcone

    They gotta give us more monster. No more dick-teasing. Because the first movie wasn't the second coming of christ. Either continue the story, or give us something from another perspective. Or a combo of both, but show more monster, not emokids.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Cthulhu,Cthulhu,Cthulhu

    by satman83

    I WANNA SEE CTHULHU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    BTW, this wasn't "TEH NECKSED STAH WARZ!"

    by J-Dizzle

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    If it bleeds

    by Abominable Snowcone

    2for2true can kill it.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    No

    by lecter1914

    It wasnt a recreation of the events..*sigh* I guess I'll spoil it. In Blair Witch 2, you're watchinga movie thinking everything that is going on that you see is really wahts going on. However, n most of the locations where weird or spooky stuff happened, there was a video camera there recording things, like at a convenience store, cop car, warehouse etc....so, when the end hits and all the characters are freaked out and wondering whats going on, we get to see what the video cameras got to see and none of the stuff we were watching "normally" actually h appened. The real stuff that happened was caught by the video cameras therefore nothing we thought was real was real...if that makes any sense. I just thought it was an awesome contrast to the original where everything you thought you saw was real because because it was marketed that way but it all turned out fake..well, not really a contrast...fuck...i dont think I explained it right...but its a really clever and complex film that I dont think got a fair chance.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    J-Dizzle

    by semisaj

    Cartman every time..he kicks ass!! Just one amendment i meant Crissy Moran not Moon!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Come to think of it...

    by Abominable Snowcone

    ...no offense to the big apple, but I'm tired of looking at New York City in movies. Put the next one someplace else, or risk boring everybody. The giant-monster-sieges-city thing has been done to death, and after 911 it just loses meaning. It's a tribute to 911 victims and rescuers that we've learned, yes, we can lose some of the biggest buildings in the world and still move on. So what if a big monster knocks down a couple more high-rises? It might be entertaining, but it's no longer the "oh my God life as we know it is over" event it was in the 1950s-80s.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    National Lampoons Cloverfield Vaction Trailer

    by Buzz Maverik

    "Look out, New York! The Griswalds are here!"<p>"Hey, Dad, what's that?"<p>"Oh, that kind of thing happens all the time in the Big Apple, Russ! Best to pay it no mind!"<p>"Mom! That thing has Dad!"<p>"I know, dear. Could you get that giant louse off your sister before she explodes like that other poor girl?"<p>Chevy Chase as Clark Griswald. Beverly DeAngelo as Ellen Griswald. Original Rusty, Anthony Michael Hall, as Rusty Griswald. Ellen Page as Audrey Griswald. Beyonce as Clark's swimsuit fantasy girl. Written by Buzz Maverik & John Hughes.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Question

    by ldm882

    Are they any REAL images of the monster online now that it's been out 2 weeks? I'd like to take a nice long look at it after seeing the movie twice

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    there is NOTHING symbolic and deep about

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    cloverfield. It's a series of shallow, vapid action scenes that callously reference 9/11 awash in an orgy of product placement.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield On Larry King Live

    by Buzz Maverik

    "Hullo, I'm Lah-ry King, heah in what's left of da studio with the Clovahfield monstuh. T'ank you for coming in."<p>"No problem, Larry. I appreciate the chance to tell my side of the story."<p>"Well, da story is you ... you ate New York."<p>"I didn't actually eat New York, Larry. There was a little ruckus. Heh, heh. Things got blown out of porportion and now I have to apologize to everyone. I'm sorry! I actually love New Yorkers."<p>"Then, why did you level their city."<p>"First of all, their city threw the first punch. Secondly, I'm meeting with leaders of New York groups to prove I'm not an Anti-Gothamite."<p>"Try telling that to that Hud kid."<p>"I asked him not to take my picture, Larry. Now, I have to wear this ankle bracelet and if one trace of dumbass shows up in my bloodstream--"<p>"Where'd dey get an ankle bracelet that big?"<p>"Uh, they chained about a thousand regular ankle bracelets together. The ironic thing is that I don't actually have ankles, per se."<p>"Okay, let's go to a call. Calluh, you're live with da Clovahfield Monstuh."<p>"I jeez wa zay de monstee ees a ponkass who tays terrrrrrrr--"<p>"Clovah, I believe one your little spider parasites is playing a little prank on us. An unappreciated prank."<p>"Sorry, Larry. Guys, guys, we talked about this. It is not cool, alright. It is not cool."

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    sonicdeath

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I can't say I disagree with you. It was mildly entertaining, but ultimately forgettable. It's difficult to care for a bunch of 20something emo kids whose lives are in peril when they never had 'adult lives' to begin with. Your life can't be uprooted by catastrophe if you weren't that rooted to begin with. The main guy, Rob, can't even decide for himself whether he loves a chick until the world falls apart around him. Be DECISIVE, man!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Invisible Woman

    by AnimalStructure

    Anyone else wretch after they read the description for that piece of shit? "Look, she's just trying to protect her family!" Mori will love it cause it has stakes, you know, you really want to find out if she is able to protect her family.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Danny DeVito for the Cloverfield Monster

    by Axl Z

    He'll play that stinking role like a harp from hell, wah wah wah wah!!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST

    No reason to NOT give the sequel a chance

    by Mullah Omar

    I really enjoyed CLOVERFIELD. It doesn't mean that I'll enjoy any sequels, but I'm in favor of giving the same creative team another opportunity to wow me. If these guys think they can take audiences on another ride as good as the first, I'd like to see them try.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Multiple monsters...

    by TheBigLebowsky

    Seem the logical way to go... Since it's been hinted that it was the case all along. The "parasites", like everyone call them, looked to me like small versions of the giant one. And the monster that killed Hud at the end looked like he was, maybe, 20 feet tall, not the 500 feet tall one we saw before. So my guess is that the small ones are growing... rapidly! We'll just have to wait and see...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Vader

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I know what emo is, musically speaking anyway. As an upper 30 something year old, yeah I do use the term "emo" generally to label younger characters in movies that I feel are typical dawsoncreekish stereotypes. I can understand how a guy might like a girl...but in this case Rob was fully prepared to leave for Japan without telling her he loved her. He tries to speak with her before the shit goes down, but it's kind of a weak attempt. I applied the "emo" label to the bunch of 'em because...c'mon, how many 20-something year olds do YOU know who can afford luxury apartments or lofts in New York high rises? These kids must be making six figures easy, and I don't buy that. And even were it true, I can't remotely begin to identify with them or that type of lavish success as a young person. Didn't anyone else here see Beth's apartment or whatever her name was and think, damn, looks like a nice place for someone that age. On the 50th floor of a New York office building. I'd have been more emotionally invested had the story involved a couple people, like a fireman or something, who are older...have kids or a family, and can really relate to the sense of LOSS as a result of the monster attack, especially post-911. I could not believe the ease with which Rob calls his mother on his gay cellphone and reports that his brother is dead. He did it with all the emotional weight of reporting that he received a bad grade in school on an exam.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    i want to see more people exploding please!!!

    by ludmir88

    thank you.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    incredibly over-rated movie

    by wash

    Interest in sequel = 0.0000087%

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    The sequel should be that there's lots of Cloveys

    by FluffyUnbound

    And now they can just pop up and eat a coastal city whenever they get sick of sushi. How would the world be different if humanity was never actually eliminated, but if random death and destruction could wade up on to the beach at any moment? Make it like CHILDREN OF MEN but with Cloveys.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:15 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2: NIGHTMARE ON WALL STREET

    by Pennsy

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Beth lived with her parents.

    by FluffyUnbound

    It's stated a couple of times that it's her dad's place. So Beth lived with her parents - surely some of you losers out there can identify with having to live with your parents in your 20's? Doesn't make her enough of a loser for you guys to like? Incredibly hot chick who's a loser just like you. Hey, sounds great, right?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    That apartment would almost defintiely require six figures

    by drewlicious

    It's possible for a guy fresh out of grad school to make a lot of money right off the bat but he'd have to a real dynamo to afford that place. In Manhattan an apartment that can hold that many people would be astronomically expensive. Not sure where the graffiti in the hallways came from though. We'll just chalk this one up to Hollywood. Kind of like the girl's apartment in "Friends." Only in a tv show could a waitress in a coffee shop pay half of that rent.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Multiple Releases

    by David Assholehoff

    imagine the money they could have made if they did in fact film from 2-3 different groups and released all the films at the same time? Like an instant trillogy? I'd stil be there watching them.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Do it from the monster's point of view

    by rev_skarekroe

    An entire movie of buildings getting smashed and people getting stomped on from 20 stories in the air!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Studios aren't this stupid are they?

    by lotusblade

    Besides the opening week Cloverfield is a GIANT flop. It may not even get to $100M at the Box Office after a $46M opening weekend. That is unheard of except for movies that people went to see based on HYPE then saw and word got out that it SUCKED. 90% of the people in the theater I saw it in were bitching afterwards and loudly about how horrible it was. Great concept extremely poorly executed. Why make a sequel? Studios are already extending a Strike just so they can get out of contracts and are smartly saying "no more pilots of crap," and then we see good old fashioned bad judgement: Pay for a Sequel of a turd.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Drewlicious

    by FluffyUnbound

    I'm embarrassed to know this, but Monica's apartment was rent controlled and Monica was defrauding the landlord by living there. It was supposed to be the apartment of an elderly relative of hers. In the early 90's there were still some NYC apartments that were dirt cheap at their original rent controlled rates.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    It's funny tho that EVERY movie and TV show nowadays...

    by Mrhazard

    ... has NOTHING but rich, young people... I mean that's nothing new but it seems like nowadays, you rarely see any poor people, hell MIDDLE class people in TV and film. It's all rich kids living in mansions (even tho in CF I could've swore I heard one of the characters at the party saying this was his uncle's apt) With that being said, I liked the characters in CF more than the usual Hollywood movie. I didnt REALLY care about them but I didnt hate them. I didnt want them to die. (Except for the main character's ex... Come one, how the hell do you survive a giant monster attack, the ceiling falling on you, and getting IMPALED with a metal pole!!! I know it's a movie but still...)

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Sequel gotta be...

    by David Assholehoff

    Taliban number 2 man is shown in ritual becoming next Cloverfield monster. Number one was of course Bin Laden himself. At end of first movie, he shrinks back down to normal man size a 'la Rampage, covers his crotch and sidesteps towards edge of the screen, to be run over by a tank just as he makes the edge of the screen.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Handicam Batteries - Electronics Store

    by Autodidact

    One thing that really bothered me during Cloverfield. At one point fairly early in the movie they go to an electronics store to get batteries for a cell phone. I assumed Hud would grab some extra batteries for the camera, but he did not.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    waaaaay off

    by SpawnofAchilles

    with that emokids comment. If anything they are modern Yuppie/Hipsters, stylish and well to do, emo they most certainly are not. The girl Hud had a thing for that blew up had a slight emo edge to her but even that is reaching

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD WAS NOT ABOUT THE MONSTER!!!

    by Err

    If you think that it was about the monster, you are retarded. The monster didn't need to be iconic because it wasn't about the god damn monster. Will someone please learn to accurately look at and review films before they give an empty opinion?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST

    THE MONSTER WASN'T ICONIC! BOO FUCKING HOO!

    by Err

    WAAAAAH! Watch the film again. It is about human relationships, human interaction, and the ability of some people to overcome fear in pursuit of love or redemption or whatever you want to call it.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Of course it will be that obvious...

    by Tourist

    ...Didn't you see the first flick? It wont stop fanboy tards for speculating for a year or two though.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    PLEASE aicn get a thread-based forum going

    by theredtoad

    instead of this instant reply talkback that you've kept since the 90's. It just feels nowadays that all the TBs are just rantings, one after another.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Raptor Quest

    by catlettuce4

    Cloverfield was a lot closer to nailing the "home video camera" style than Diary of the Dead was, BUT STILL both pale in comparison to Raptor Quest's mock video blogs. See for yourself: http://www.myspace.com/raptorquest

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:11 p.m. CST

    For Cloverfield to have been about re-lay-shun-ships

    by gruntybear

    You would actually have had to populate the fucking thing with living, breathing human beings that anyone gave a damn about. Yeah, I said it. Fuck those vapid, twentysomethings. The movie failed because they weren't torn apart fast enough.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:16 p.m. CST

    CLOVERFIELD 2: THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE

    by uss cygnus

    Featuring radiation proof, fallout proof, infinite life camera batteries.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Wait, I know what they can do...

    by Tourist

    ...Cameraman gets eaten. We follow the camera through the digestive system. That way everyone can really get a good look at the monster, and it would cut costs by just being a bunch of melthing/turning to shit folks in a series of pitch black jumping castle rooms. Then some chick can put a really big dildo up her ass. At least, thats how I would make it. I would even have a pinochio cameo and make a peadophile joke.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    One of the worst films of recent memory

    by MontyPigeon

    That's what they should put on the poster to Cloverfield. It nearly puts Hostel 2 to shame.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Sweet...

    by rutgersjaffo

    I said last week that it would be very cool to make the sequel a sort of bookend to the first by doing it from the 'tradtional' monster destroys city POV. If that's what they do, I am in...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    mode_7

    by Tourist

    A screengrab of a barely visible and uninteresting Tatopoulos knock off won't spoil the film for you. Me giving away the fact that it pretty much sucks might though.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    As for Cloverfield 2

    by MontyPigeon

    I hope the makers suffer from recent memory loss and forget what they are making. They forgot everything regarding the hype machine in relation to the actual film.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Oh and...

    by rutgersjaffo

    ...I still love the lengths some will go to in order to try and 'prove' that this wasn't an entertaining film. Hating the characters, crying because you didn't see the monster enough, talking about camera batteries. Geez...

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    I heard the fire on Monte Carlo's roof last week was

    by finky089

    really just part of the production for Cloverfield 2

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield Sequel = JJ GOTTA EAT!

    by finky089

    ha ha ha eh, no.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Monster Does Voice Over Narration

    by Buzz Maverik

    Look at those jerks. Whaddya call deucin' a whole bridge full of 'em? A good start! That one bunch really irks me. I-R-K-Z, irks me. I flip the female's future mate to Freehold, New Jersey, and she's all: Okay, I'm goin' to get Beth now. Run into the subway on me, huh?<p>Hey, you kids get off your inverted spinchters, shut off those Wiis and help yer old man out. You're young and lethal. You can fit down that subway after those pukes. And while yer down there, stampede some of the cleanest and most orderly rats the world has ever known. They don't have panicked, Willard/Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade rats in their subways. Hurry up! Do I have to do everything? Don't rotate your head and me, mister!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST

    ITS TIME FOR DECENT GODZILLA REMAKE PEOPLE!!!!

    by BonerDonor

    JUST FUCKING DO IT

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Predataor VS Cloverfield?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Dude, I'd see that.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Could someone please post the Cthuhu dance again?

    by EvilGeek1

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    I'll bet JJA has a whole plot thing worked out.

    by SkeletonParty

    I don't think shaky-cam would work again for this flick. I was very thankful to be sitting at the back of the theater. Also, the tape sort of running out and no sound for the beginning of the credits did give the audience a chance to yell "That sucked!" really loud. So, maybe the music can come up a little faster.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    It wasn't boring...

    by Tourist

    ...But I wouldn't go so far to call it entertaining. Maybe a little. It was as good as I Am Legend. Which is pretty good for a film that should suck.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Friends VS the Cloverfield monster!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Ross and Rachel get stomped on by the monster.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    2Clover - 2Field

    by zer0cool2k2

    told from the perspective of yuppie Paul Walker, his wrong-side of the tracks pal Lucas Black, and their respective girlfriends, Jordana Brewster and Devon Aoki (who, being Asian, has survived attacks on her city before). featuring a thumping hip-hop soundtrack and special appearance by Vin Diesel as the only special forces commander who can see in the blacked-out city!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Wait...Monica was commiting fraud in Friends?

    by drewlicious

    Now that's funny. And talk about a building manager that needed to be fired. I'm familiar with how landlords work when there's money to be made and you would think with the rising cost of living in New York there would have been some investigation. In LA landlords hire private investigators all the time to catch tennants subletting. Still, someone else here brought up an interesting point of nothing but rich people in movies and tv. Come to think of it there is a lot of that when you look at it closely. Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girls, Chuck, Grey's Anatomy, all people living in some pretty swank places that don't resemble reality for most people. But then again that might be the point and it would explain why so many didn't even give Freaks and Geeks a second look.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I think we're all agreed for Clovey 2...

    by EvilGeek1

    A monster battle is in order. Something on the level of Godzilla v Mothra. Something that will really stand out to make you go Whoah!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    My Idea Restated Again - Multiple POVs, No Central Characters

    by LaserPants

    This is how it should be done. Have the entire film be made up of random footage and multiple p.o.v.s -- from frantic news casts, to hand held cameras, to phone cameras, to surveilance cameras, et al. Edit the footage together so that it plays out as one complete narrative, each piece of footage becoming more and more intense, until the final reel which would be the most horrifying and apocalyptic of the bunch. There would be no central characters, just the event unfolding through random footage editing together to form a cohesive whole. Now THAT would be genius, that would be art, that would be zeitgeist, that would be post-modern genre-bending craziness. What we got was fun, sure, but ultimately totally fucking stupid as well.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Or Told From The Monsters POV

    by LaserPants

    Perhaps Cloverfeld picked up Rob's indestructible super camera from Krypton and filmed the rest of his day kicking the shit out of humanity. He could get one of his crab people friends to hold the camera for him, or just use magic or something. The same magic that created an indestructible camera with night vision and a battery that runs well over 24 hours.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Err...

    by Archive

    Your statement is true, and Shaun of the Dead wasn't about zombies, either. But it made primarily was for people who like zombies. Was Cloverfield made for people who love romantic dramas, would you say, or for science-fiction geeks, first and foremost? if you're making a movie for a certain audience, you'd better serve that audience. One assumes JJ Abrams and team are more interested, overall, in telling great genre stories than weepy tearjerkers, because that's what they've been doing. If that's their focus, then the monster, the one science-fiction element in the picture, as well as the central plot device, is certainly relevant.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST

    And...

    by Archive

    For me at least, it was the weakest part of the whole thing.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    could be cool

    by purplepurple

    While I loathe the idea of milking (and most likely ruin) a somewhat innovate concept, telling the story from the army's POV could be kinda cool. At least it would give me a chance to take a good look at the damned thing.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Why didn't they release Cloverfield

    by skywalkerfamily

    on St. Patrick's Day?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    there WERE "picture-perfect still shots of the monster" in Clove

    by fastcars

    Say what you will, but "less is more," doesn't exactly describe how Cloverfield handled the monster. I would have loved it if they just showd the monster in the pieces, but there at least 2 scenes (maybe 3) in which you saw the whole monster. First movie was fun. I'll rent the sequel. Hopefully it doesn't star people who look like they wandered out of a CW studio.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    eh

    by Mr.Coffe

    I agree on the military point of view. I'm all for wide angle overhead shots of lots of shit blowing up. Hmmm..perhaps Micheal Bay should direct the next one. Just sayin.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Know what would be kind of awesome?

    by fastcars

    2nd movie from the point of view of a news channel, 3rd movie from the point of view of THE MONSTER. (No camera on the monster, just the monster's pov). But...those forms wouldn't lend well to Hollywood forcing in a cliched love story, which they think we all love to see, over and over again.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    skywalkerfamily

    by EvilGeek1

    coz JJ's down with the Paddy's.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    First One was a FLOP

    by lotusblade

    The idiot at the Studio who set this deal up before they found out that the 2nd week was a bomb looks Stupid. While the movie cost around $30M the marketing campaign cost twice that. It's a flop plain and simple. No one will go see a sequel to a movie that most people who saw it thought it sucked. That was an aweful movie. I wanted Massawyrm to refund my ticket.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Drinks are on the Cloverfield monster

    by skywalkerfamily

    on St. Patrick's Day.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Yay!

    by EvilGeek1

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    you know what would be really cool?...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    if they scrapped this now and went on to something different - id rather seea "sky captain" sequel/franchise than this

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    More Harry paid up 'genre redefining'...

    by quantize

    ..bullshit. This turd will steam stinkier than the first as Reeves and JJ serve up yet another Felicity vs Godzilla on 9/11 blancmange with more tedious questions posed than answered to service a dreary ongoing 'mystery'

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    C-Field 2 needs...

    by DannyDorko666

    an additional monster and they need to fight. Also we should be able to SEE THEM this time. Also also the first monster needs a name and some weight-gainer

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield prediction: Same Story Different Perspective

    by Tripster2001

    From the moment the credits rolled on this film that I just freaked about. I thought they only told part of the story. It seems obvious to me that they the main story, the military story, the daring hero, the conclusion to the monster are still there begging to be told. I expect the same event to be seen in 2 person perspective as an alternate view to the alternative view we saw. Same story, different characters crossing with those we already know.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    And so it begins again....

    by EvilGeek1

    The Cloverfield TB war is back and off to a great start. Jolly good!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    No one realizes how difficult it was to make this

    by Bot-Bot

    Take just one scene for example - the Chrysler building coming down, then the crowd running into the store for cover, then exiting the store to see all the destruction and dust - ALL IN ONE TAKE, WITH NO CUTS. Then explain how that was done, and yet there were dozens of scenes with the same complexity. Just the Brooklyn Bridge sequence for example, was an exercise in visual effects hell. And then they had to make everything look "spontaneous." Hats off to all the hard-working visual effects guys on this one. I'll bet the Oscars will overlook this, thinking there were only a few seconds of effects.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:11 p.m. CST

    GINO doesn't mean Gino Fellino?

    by neal2zod

    C'mon man, 80 minutes of shakycam footage from an innocent bystander witnessing Gino Fellino's night of destruction sounds WAY better than Cloverfield 2. Tell me you wouldn't shit yourself when you hear, "ANYBODY SEEN RICHIE??? ANYBODY KNOW WHY RICHIE DID BOBBY LUPO???"

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    PLOT OUTLINE FOR CLOVERFILED 2!!!

    by Mike_D

    Cloverfield 2: The Revenge <br> PLOT: <br> From a different perspective, we see the top secret footage from the cameras attached to the soldiers helmets that were at ground zero. The main character is Dutch, a soldier who just came home from Iraq only to be deployed to New York and be once again seperated from his fiance' and unborn child. While Dutch is deployed with his best friend "J-Dawg" he met in boot camp, together they watch they're fellow soldiers be eaten by the spider-crab creatures as they shoot at the giant creature that seems to be purposely causing chaos because he was rudley awakened by a satallite falling on his head during his 1000 year old nap deep under water. Tragically, J-Dawg is pulled away by the spider-crab creatures that attack the make-shift medical center that we saw in the first Cloverfield. Dutch and a few soldiers make they're way to a tank where they go after the monster one last time. Dutch looks at the photo of his fiance' that he keeps in his pocket and the ultrasound picture that he also keeps in his pocket as...the monster steps on the tank and kills them all. <br> The End.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Military, Scientist, Etc DONE To Death

    by Buzz Maverik

    Sure, the yuppies were uninteresting but at least they were different. That was what was so great about THE HOST, along with the creature which I believe must really exist on the Hon River in Seol because it was so cool: the heroes were average working stiffs/losers who only had each other and had so much to lose.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield: Man of Steel

    by Judge Briggs

    I'd pay to see Superman fight that thing. "Ohhh my Luuuuuuthor, gee, we made that?!"

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Dystopika

    by EvilGeek1

    Cloverfield 2: Dead Rekoning! Starring Brian De Palma as Hud.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    THE HOST > CLOVERFIELD

    by LaserPants

    Its no contest, really. THE HOST is a work of art; a film really much more about the drama (and comedy and tragedy) of the dysfunctional working class at its center than the monster lurking around its fringes. I flat out fell in love THE HOST. <br><br> CLOVERFIELD was fun, I enjoyed it, but its imbecility mashed up with its pretensions made it, more often than not, an unintentional comedy. This movie will not age well. But, in all kindness, it was a good attempt, a worthwhile experiment, just too flawed (and dumb) to hold the suspension of disbelief, to be classic. Still, it did make a mint, so, clearly this Abrams motherfucker knows what he's doing. And what he's doing is making incredibly well received advertisements. "The CLOVERFIELD Experience" being, at its heart, nothing more than an extended ad campaign for itself.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    What I would like...

    by DannyDorko666

    is there to be a great homegrown non-gorilla based giant monster movie. Kong's ok but way too emo for my tastes. Cloverfield was much better than GINO but fell way short of what i had hoped. How iconic can a critter be when he looks like a giant radioactive chicken-wing?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:09 p.m. CST

    I think the monster was created by the military

    by skywalkerfamily

    They were shipping it on a boat back to the U.S., but it got away and started ripping NY to shreads.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Mr. Profit read my mind..

    by lucky slevin

    this is fantastic news ! i have complete faith that this will match or surpass the first one. but yeah id have to say that was my favorite part in signs as well, definitely the creepiest. Whens the new M Night coming out ? anyone know

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST

    What If CLOVERFIELD Is A Prequel To...

    by LaserPants

    A live action version of EVANGELION?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Is anyone gonna buy the Cloverfield monster toy

    by skywalkerfamily

    It comes out pretty soon. Only 100 dollars!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    The sequence in the subway tunnel was great.

    by Rev. Slappy

    I thought Cloverfield had its moments, but I was sort of unimpressed by the whole thing. There was a surprising amount of mayhem for a $25 million movie, but the camcorder gimmick has such limitations.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    The next one should just be a blank screen

    by skywalkerfamily

    and all the 911 calls that came in from when the monster was attacking the city.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Great, another movie alot of people will walk out of pissed off

    by TallBoy66

    Awesome concept, not so much.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Shakey Cam the movie Part II

    by skywalkerfamily

    Even more shakieness!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I think

    by red_weed

    they should do the whole film in one long take. Filmed by someone right when the monster hits. Non-stop action! woo!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    C2

    by KillianXX

    how about just picking up where the last one left off?

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Either way Harry will get a special jizz screening

    by quantize

    to exude more idiotic fanboy dibbling

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    We're never going to be happy...

    by EvilGeek1

    no matter what Abrams and/or Reeves comes out with. That's something we have to accept. Even if they manage to make a giant cheese sandwich attack a city and make a decent movie out of it, we'll still come here and get bitchy about it. There's a stigma in our minds when it comes to big movies or names attached to projects. We feel the need to resent them. So middle-class young adults become "yuppies" and handheld camera footage becomes "stomach-churning and cheap". And don't get me wrong, I'd love to climb further up the throne but I'm just as guilty as anyone else. But it doesn't mean I like it. And one more thing. Harry, if you could find a way to kick all the angry, sexually confused teenagers off of here, I'd appreciate it. You can spot them a mile away by their special brand of crap that they talk.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    In CLOVERFIELD 2, I thinnk the monster should have the camera...

    by wackybantha

    ....so he can watch it later for kicks!!!

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    *shrugs*

    by 5 by 5

    Heh, I like that. *shrug* That's what this news is to me. One big, long, bored shrug. Not dissin' Merrick, just not interested in Cloverfield or its droppings.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    by Turingtestee

    I thought the movie was alright, along the lines of what schnipple said way up there I kind of thought the monster might all be a bad dream by that dude (glad I was wrong). It didnt seem to me like it was following them around . . . hell, wasnt it absent most the middle of the movie? I wasnt too terribly impressed or disappointed with the creature design (giant wingless bat with backwards elbows . . . at least what I remember) and yeah, I did want something absolutely wrong, misshapen, vaguely Lovecraftian, yadayada . . . but I do want to see the better stills of it. An Aliens-ish parallel telling of the same events, or an immediate follow-up are both ok . . . but the movie cost what 30M? . . . while it did make that back in a hurry, Paramount most likely wont spend much more then that on a sequel that wont open any bigger than the first one. And going Godzilla and introducing one or more monsters is way too risky (where I'd prefer they go). I dont think they will abandon the 'footage' gimmick or casting unknowns, again to keep costs down. Doing a broad composition of sources is also risky, and would drive up costs (I think) as well.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield is an OVERRATED Piece of SHIT!

    by grievenom

    That's the truth.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Well there you have it people...

    by EvilGeek1

    grievenom gives you the facts.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    didnt goddard say about the sequel

    by duchuvney_post_x

    that there was probably more than one person with a digital camera shooting shakey camcorder movies that night

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:14 p.m. CST

    SKELETONPARTY

    by timmer33

    The line is in the movie! I was listening specifically for it. It happens while the gang is in the store right when the building comes down and the street fills with dust. The store you're referring to in your previous message was the electronics store, and that's NOT the one that I'm referring to. It's the convenience store just outside the apartment. Watch it again. You'll hear it.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    WWW.AINTITCLOVERCRABNEWS.COM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Now that they made some money, make the sequel a 'formal' movie, no first person perspective bullshit. We got that, and it was okay. Clovercrab wasn't destroyed - the monster in Central Park was a smaller one. Let's get Clovercrab storming through the freaking country. Or at least down the coast culminating in a spectacular final battle in Disney World.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    NYC has crabs!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Well, I bet people there do.

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Ugh

    by tehdeej

    Please don't let it be written from the POV of our nations D-students. I was as annoyed as the next ugly person by the successful, shallow, beautiful people running and making bad decisions in Cloverfield, but I'd rather that than having to sit through another shouting match circle jerk for our nations "finest".

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Utamoh, i agree...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    ...about the great fx and stunningly realistic shots with no cuts etc. - too bad it was all wasted on this particular movie - if a sequel is made, hopefully it will be better (i know a lot of people love cloverfield, i didnt - but i wanted to) - its not too late to make an improvement on this material - keep what worked and trim what didnt (what the "haters" hated) - listen to the fans (potential fans/wanna be fans) - lucas did and trimmed a huge chunk of jar jar out of star wars - im looking forward to the issue of cinefex featuring cloverfield - i want to clearly see these monsters

  • Jan. 31, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Fool me once?

    by Boober

    So everyone is so hooked on the LACK OF STORYTELLING that they will foolishly be led to watch more of the same? IDIOCY SPRINGS ETERNAL!!! The only way this movie works, is if C1 was the "new" way to fund a big-budget, high-end movie that just goes over the top with military action AND if the monster is actually an INSTAR grub-type creature that metamorphs into something that is actually cool to watch fight...I said it once and I'll say it again - they took a splash of national geo (cryptozoological) to try to validate the creature and then f@cked up when they decided it was a good idea to take the stop-motion animation pieces off the tabletop game between Chewie and R2 in the Milenium falcon and fuse them together.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield broke the golden rule...

    by Yeti

    Never crush/main/blow up/chew/kill the pretty.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    I'd sex that Blair Witch 2 Goth Girl for weeks though.

    by DOGSOUP

    Only good thing about that movie is looking at her dark, pert ass

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    excellent

    by slkboxrman

    very scary and excellent pacing...i wish i had a dollar for every retard that says "i wanna see the monster more" or "lazy storytelling" and get off the whole supposed exploitation of 9/11...im sick of people referencing that over and over....i live in NYC and we dont even reference it that much, if u dont live here u have no right to say anything about 9/11 in NYC, not one damn word.... the movie was awesome and the monster was better than even i expected.....cmon did u people actually want it to be a whale creature.....oh yea, for anyone that didnt hang around past the end credits , theres what sounds like a garbled radio message that says "still alive"

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    am I the only person on earth who didn't hate godzilla 98?

    by angrykirby.tk

    I watched it a week ago after hearing everyone trash it for ten years and it was fucking awesome gino was a big crazy motherfucker. in cloverfield 2 they should just do cloverfield vs godzilla vs 100 king kongs, it'd be awesome

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Yeti

    by Ol' Gravy Leg

    You've obviously never ever seen a horror movie before.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:53 a.m. CST

    I"m glad i did't get suckered into this piece of shit

    by GQtaste

    of shit. It didn't fool me.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST

    It was good

    by DonnieDorko

    It was a great idea which led to a good movie. The fact that they didn't drag out the movie just to make it longer was risky but a good choice, and the fact that they let the viewers get the cake and a pretty good look at the creature before the end was really good. It was gimmicky to use the hud-pov but used in a new original way by putting it in a giant-monster movie. And the old footage in the end with the thing (satellite) falling down was brilliant. But to make a sequel.. They have to reinvent it, switch genre or something to make it a suspense-type horror flick or all-out-action alá starship troopers, the problem with that is the budget it would take and face it, it's falling pretty bad on the box-office. I'm interested in knowing more about the creature but don't want to see a DTV-sequel about it.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2: Nobody Puts Monster In A Corner

    by Dr Gregory House

    In 3-D

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Clovey And A Few Of His Crab People Go Backpacking...

    by LaserPants

    Yeah! They're having a fine old time backpacking across Europe when they get this tip about the bestest hostel ever -- its in Bratslava, Slovakia and all the women are hot and they just go crazy for giant undersea cthulu-y space monster crab people. So, the 3 monsters happily go to Bratslava, meet some hot Russian chicks, get all wasted and suddenly find themselves in TORTURE HELL!!! AIIEEEEE!!! <br><br> The twist here being that, not only is it being told from the backpacking hedonist monster's p.o.v., but that they are also all carrying cameras, and even while being tortured they are filming themselves being tortured. Also, instead of just dying or being mutilated, at the end the monsters will find true love just like Rob did in part 1. Aww.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Meh..

    by Spyhunter

    I liked it fairly well, and so did my friends but I think they were mainly pissed about the lack of closure. I guess you have to pay more money for that.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    cloverfield 2

    by dr.bulber

    a buncha cloverfield monsters throw a going away party for grover cloverfield because hes moving to new york. of course one of them is recording it all on digital cam. right in the middle of the party...

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Russians don't take a dump w/o a plan, son

    by aboriginal

    I have to assume to some degree they've got something in their collective back pockets to continue. I do not want to see the Matrix Trilogy here, where it just regurgitates that same 'ol action schtick over and over. If there isn't something as original as the first then don't do it, 'cuz then its only about the Benjies.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Honestly...

    by WesReviews

    I wouldn't go watch Cloverfield 2 if it were another hand-held shaky-cam movie. I do, however, think it would be interesting to have the film told through the eyes of a news camera man and reporter. I don't think a majority of the mainstream would be on board either, if it were another shaky-cam situation. Bad word of mouth is what killed Cloverfield the second weekend, and most of it was due to it being a shaky-cam movie (judged by the reaction of MANY people around me opening night). They will have to tell a more cinematic story this time around, unless they only want to make around $13 million opening weekend.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    not iconic?

    by ufoclub1977

    I can't tell you how many discussions I've had about exactly what this monster looks like, and how many viewers have posted their illustrations AFTER watching the movie arguing the exact look. I also remember my impression of seeing it fromt he helicopter view and feeling a sense of that unexplained horror at how unexpectedly human it seemed. I haven't seen this kind of interest and furor since I was in fifth grade and we were all drawing what the A L I E N looked like because one of us saw the doll commercial. Maybe not iconic, but it certainly is one of the best monsters to be conceived in a LONG time judgeing form the cultural/fanboy wake of discussion and creativity (artwork).

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 8:47 a.m. CST

    yes, angrykirby, you are. and you should be ashamed

    by BMacSmith

    the army destroyed more shit than the monster (which did look cool i admit). Plus he was a wus. and Broderick is a massive tool.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 9:01 a.m. CST

    I liked Cloverfield but

    by TheLastCleric

    I've been buried in great films recently so it felt like so much fluff compared to the likes of There Will Be Blood, Sweeny Todd, and even Rambo, which is one of the purest action flicks ever made. I'm not one of these arrogant elitist a-holes who can't enjoy a fun film either, I just think Cloverfield is a pretty average movie with some exceptional creature design and some very cool scenes. I think a sequel would be cool if shot in a more traditional manner simply because the creature and the carnage that ensues in its wake would make for a pretty fun monster movie sans the shaky cam gimmicks.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    They're approaching this with an angle like Half-Life...

    by qweruiop

    ...in that multiple stories are told within the same event. Remember how the first three half life games all had to do with the Black Mesa catastrophe, but each was told from a different viewpoint (scientist, soldier, security guard). And they threw in new monsters, new areas of Black Mesa, and new areas of Zen in order to add more of a mix. Hopefully that's what they're going with here, and if it's done right it could work for several sequels. Who knows, maybe there'll be other little monsters (possibly even more Cloverfield monsters) encountered throughout New York.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    the creature looks like a Basalisk aka Jesus Christ lizard

    by Kloipy

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Blair Witch 2...

    by freerangecelt

    treated the events of BW1 as just a movie, the events in BW2 that we see are presented as one of those "inspired by actual events" movies, usually showing up on Lifetime and etc, as there is an extensive background for that film as well. However, it didn't play for most audiences, and for the record, when my wife and I went to see it, some people had their kids in there as well. It's a good movie, though, but the BW phenom is the Billy Ray Cyrus of horror; it just took awhile to get it's revenge.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    RE: Blair WItch 2

    by lecter1914

    Yeah, I think Blair Witch Two just suffered too much from people expecting it to be just liket eh first one and when its completely different I think people just couldnt go with it. But most people I know that saw it years after it came out really really dug it. Even people who never saw the original usually tend to like the second one which requires no viewing of the first one to be enjoyed. Its almost like it was a different movie altogether and a producer said...make it the sequel to Blair Witch. Sorry to keep bringing it up, I just hate seeing it get so much shit to this day for no apparent reason at all. It was a total mindfuck of a movie that people didnt even go see. And About GINO...I remember hating it in theatres but....for some reason when it comes on TV...I can't help but watch it.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Count me in as a BL2 fan as well

    by TheLastCleric

    It was a very unique approach for a sequel and the way it played with the hype of the original was interesting. I wish they could have made the third film, which was supposed to be about Rustin Parr kidnapping the children. Regardless, BL2 is a good film and I still go back and watch it from time to time.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    TheLastCleric

    by DonnieDorko

    Fincher should absolutely do BL3 about Rustin Parr!! Naah, just kidding but it would be the greatest worst idea ever, and he would be perfect. With Adrien Brody playing Rustin.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Glad Goddard is getting more work...

    by DanielKurland

    Incredibly talented and definitely deserving of success.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield - Aftermath

    by fat bears

    Someone up waaay back up the talkback suggested that the narrative vehicle for the sequel could/should be a documentary crew. I was immediately reminded of the structure of World War Z, by Max Brooks (best zombie book evar) and would definitely dig a flick that cut between interviews/talking heads and "found footage" in a documentary style. I don't mean that the documentarians got caught up in the mess, but that they are now, some time later, assembling many perspectives on the "incident". Footage of the actual incident, the wrecked city scape/cleanup, cleaning out the parasites/lice, interviews with scientists, politicians, heroes, conspiracy theorists and a discussion of the very real threat that there are more beasties out there (along with signs indicating there will be another attack).... I mean, the thing that makes this movie special is the increased reality of it being shot by a palm corder, so keep that increased reality with a "real" documentary about what happened. BILL MOYERS REPORTS MUTHAFUCKAH!

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    BW2 didnt make money because BW1 sucked.

    by BMacSmith

    and people didnt want to get screwed out of more money. Sequels always make or lose money based on how good the previous one was.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 1:33 p.m. CST

    BMACSMITH

    by lecter1914

    Yeah, part two didnt make any money and I personally wasnt too fond of the original myself, but that doesnt mean that the "sequel" wasnt any good. Its one of the few movies I feel sorry for because it wasnt even given a chance by anyone really. I know you all have netflix. I would recommend putting it the que for a boring night. Its pretty good.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    ok I have to call bullshit I doubt some of you even saw the movi

    by thareign23

    one the its huge , it's alive line is spoken by HUD to rob in the convience store. How did you miss that if you were really paying attention, another thing is who with commonsense didn't realize the movie was going to be handheld and tell the story of a regular guy trying to save his love. Oh and if you live in new York you would know there are alot of ppl who look like said characters walking around the city. Another point the did not keep running into the monster coincidentally they stupidly decided to head to the middle of the city where the monster and army was fighting hence the reason they saw the monster.they reference how crazy it is to head to the middle of the city And finally about HUD he was not bad at all actually I rather liked his character. He was a real person in the sense that he didn't act the cliched way you expect monster movie fodder to act. He cared about his best friend and would follow him anywhere and he generally was trying to help his friends and his self deal with a stressful situation. Ps the monster is iconic that is why so many wanted more views. But to me if you saw the movie you saw it enuff to get a idea what it/they look like

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    The Cloverfield monster was cool.

    by disfigurehead

    It was original. What kind of iconic monster do you want? Something that will make your miserable life better?

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    actually

    by Kloipy

    it's face kind of reminded me of Beetlejuice when he turned into the snake

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    D. Vader

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I know. In my last post, I was more or less admitting to generalizing with the term "emo" as applying to just about any youngsters under, say 25. Because either way, emo or metrosexual rich boy, they are both kinda poseurish to a rapidly-grizzlying mid 30s guy like me. Probaby an unfair generalization, but I don't know if there is a short buzz word to apply to dawsoncreekers like that.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Hopefully

    by honkjive

    In the sequel, they break into an electronics store and steal a tripod.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 6:45 p.m. CST

    1 part Rancor, 1 part "O RLY" owl...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...shake vigorously and you get a Cloverfield.

  • Feb. 1, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2: The Electric Boogaloo

    by HB_Dad

    First off, I absolutely LOVED the Cloverfield experience. I've seen it twice now and am looking for SOMEBODY who hasn't seen it yet just so i have an excuse to go again! That aside, here's what they can do in the sequel: (SPOILERS) 1. Shaky Cam 2 - Same attack, different perspective as suggested. Also, surely some people survived past Rob and company's journey and saw the events that followed. Clearly Central Park was secure enough to recover the camera from under a collapsed bridge as it is in the Department of defense's hands, but something big had to go down for this to occur... did the Monster survive the bombing? If so, what did it do next? 3. Semi-Prequel - The biggie is where did it come from exactly? Hud had theories, but none were ever accepted as truth. We could have a shaky cam prequel perhaps that eventally catches up with the timeline of the original. This could go as far back as the creature's origins presumably at deep sea. We could simply follow those who may have lived through the attack on the oil tanker and lived to tell about it. 3. Tradition drama sequel - This is less of an experience and more of a traditional movie. We follow the marines. We see the president make those tough calls, that type of thing. Bottom line: It is an epic disaster and much like all of the news reports on 9/11, WW2, etc, there are so many different ways to you retell the same story from different perspective. I'll be there for Cloverfield 2!

  • Feb. 2, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Alright, I'm just gonna say it

    by butson89

    everyone who said the monster was 'uniconic' feels so because they were looking for the same old Giant lizard/T-rex crap or freakin' Cthulhu. Just because it doesn't look like you imagined it would before it hit theaters doesn't make it lame. I actually loved the movie and a sequel would be cool if done right. And I don't really desire much more backstory. The mystery is nice.

  • Feb. 2, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield clip

    by slayers bitch

    http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809873032/video/6228183;_ylt=AmcYhaLwH5TS9pnV9r272vVfVXcA

  • Feb. 3, 2008, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Barely impressed

    by Teddy Artery

    I enjoyed a good deal of the movie for it's integration of the monster into the handheld look, but felt the gimmick tired quickly and the actors were wholly unbelievable. I gotta believe there are more convincing unknown actors out there.

  • Feb. 3, 2008, 9:21 a.m. CST

    here is the monster in 1080i quality...

    by red ezra

    http://tinyurl.com/2392vs

  • Feb. 3, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    "Bill Brassky fought Cloverfield and kicked its ass!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

    "TO BILL BRASSKY!"

  • Feb. 3, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Will the Enterprise show up in "Cloverfield 2" and kill it?

    by MrMysteryGuest

    C'mon, JJ Abrams, you're throwin' away the perfect crossover sequel here!

  • Feb. 3, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Explaining the monster...

    by J.B.M.A.

    ...is the worst idea for a sequel. Apart from the tedious pseudo-science ramblings and endless exposition this approach always results in, the monsters mystery is the true appeal of the film. The monster in 'Alien' was scarier than the sequels because the audience had no idea how it would develop or what it would do next. It becomes progressively less interesting the more you know. I'd happily buy the idea of a whole new spawn of new 'parasites' or offspring of the Cloverfield beast just as long as no-one attempts to explain WHY.