10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane ★★★★

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Dude I just love these movies so much... I hope to god that the upcoming entry is this solid.

So many people say the last 15 or so minutes of the film dampen the whole thing because of the aliens. That makes no sense to me. The word Cloverfield is in the title, this is set in a universe that we know was attacked by a massive creature that wiped out an entire city. Yes, it was refreshingly offset in how it held back by being a one location thriller and preserving a certain ambiguity but.. that doesn't mean the batshit crazy final moments are out of place. They're anything but that. It's in the finale that 10 Cloverfield Lane makes it's mark and sets up a continuation. It deepens the world building and goes back to its roots. Aside from all that, it's just downright cool. When she turns that car around and heads right back into chaos as lightning illuminates spaceships in the sky it's exciting and sparks the part of me that really wants a sequel with Winstead's smart and badass Michelle, studio cash grabbing be damned, give it a good director and I'll still want it. If you didn't like the first film and were breezing along this one enjoying its detachment i get that, but how can you be mad about it acknowledging what it is? It's so rewarding.

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