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I'm not sure how many of you saw the movie, but I was very much into the movie and decided to see it on it's release date. In my opinion, it was a mixture of Cloverfield and The Goonies. However, I think too many people went to that movie expecting it to be a Cloverfield only type of movie. But it was far from that. I think it was mainly about the bonding of the son and his father, the daughter and her father and the friendship and relationship between the kids. The kids did an excellent part, however the character Alice, I wasn't too crazy about her. She seemed very emotionless, and monotone during the movie but I thought it was very well done and worth the $10.
 

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I had no idea this movie existed until you brought it up.

Written and directed by J.J Abrams, produced by Spielberg?

Already my interest is piqued. I must check it out. Might take my little brother and go see it, I owe him one.
 

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It was a bad idea, I think, to try and make the viewers sympathetic towards the monster at the end. I'm not going to feel bad for it seconds after it just got done murdering two innocent people.

The first 3/4s of the movie are exceptional, the finale left me underwhelmed.
 

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Well, I was feeling sympathy towards Clover and it probably killed more people than this thing, as from what I can tell from the trailers it is a lot smaller.
 

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Well, I was feeling sympathy towards Clover and it probably killed more people than this thing, as from what I can tell from the trailers it is a lot smaller.

It's really not.
 

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So the government somehow kept a giant behemoth like Clover hidden?

Okay....
 

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So the government somehow kept a giant behemoth like Clover hidden?

Okay....

I would argue the point... but... major plot spoilers for both movies. : P

Just go see it.
 

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Havent seen it yet but i plan to as im a fan of J J Abrams work.
 

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i hate clover field but like the goonies
my friend hates the goonies but likes clover field
 

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How can you hate Cloverfield?

It's a masterpiece.
 

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How can you hate Cloverfield?

It's a masterpiece.

It had potential to be a masterpiece. When the chick had rebar sticking out of her boob, is pulled off, and is totally fine is when I went 'ok, yeah. f this."
 

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It had potential to be a masterpiece. When the chick had rebar sticking out of her boob, is pulled off, and is totally fine is when I went 'ok, yeah. f this."

That was pretty much my exact same reaction when I saw that. :lol:
 

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just got out of Super 8 and enjoyed it immensely. i hadn't realized how long its been since i saw a (good) kids adventure movie, and even less how much i missed them. great movie to go see in theaters some random afternoon.

EDIT: and adding my voice to the cloverfield was not a masterpiece crowd. evidence: i never, not even for a second, had the urge to see it again. at the same time, i don't remember being in pain for the 120 minutes i was watching it which means it was pretty run of the mill.
 

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Just got back from the cinema.

First of I disagree with the Alice character acting poorly. She was supposed to be monotone and emotionless because she comes from very much a broken home. She's not in the school cheer-leading team. All-in-all the human story about forgiveness and love was very well played.

Secondly, I found it a very intelligent film about making movies. The whole sub-plot of making a movie was very entertaining with all the various in-jokes. For example, when the train first show up one of the characters urges everyone to film the train and screams "Production value!". Then we're treated to a over-the-top montage of the train crashing which goes on for far too long, several minutes of stuff just crashing and blowing up. Production value indeed.

Thirdly, the alien annoyed me. They tried a Frankenstein monster angle for it but it just didn't work because he was too much of an asshole and had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. We really didn't get to see what the alien was like before it was winded up to a murderous rampage. Tyloric pretty much nailed it; before the supposed redemption of the alien we see it not only eat on a dismembered leg but also kill two innocent characters.

There was another moment which annoyed both me and my co-viewers:

*spoilers!!!!!*

How the ass did that black professor survive driving his truck full-speed into a speeding train like that? You'd expect both him and his truck to be obliterated upon impact(they also show the truck friggin' exploding in flames when it hits). I'm all for the suspension of disbelief, but that was just stretching it too far for it to work for me.
 

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*spoilers!!!!!*

How the ass did that black professor survive driving his truck full-speed into a speeding train like that? You'd expect both him and his truck to be obliterated upon impact(they also show the truck friggin' exploding in flames when it hits). I'm all for the suspension of disbelief, but that was just stretching it too far for it to work for me.

Hahahaha! I think EVERYONE wondered how he survived that! This massive train just derailed completely wiping out the station, explosions and fire everywhere, like it was just hit by three cruise missiles and then some, yet the truck that hit it looks totally fine.
 

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Hahahaha! I think EVERYONE wondered how he survived that! This massive train just derailed completely wiping out the station, explosions and fire everywhere, like it was just hit by three cruise missiles and then some, yet the truck that hit it looks totally fine.

The more I think about it, the more I come to believe the movie would've been better off if he had died. It would've added to the mystery and left us viewers in the dark(just like the characters) until they break open his trailer and learn about his past.
 

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The more I think about it, the more I come to believe the movie would've been better off if he had died. It would've added to the mystery and left us viewers in the dark(just like the characters) until they break open his trailer and learn about his past.

Agreed. That would have made people ask more questions and leave the driver in mystery rather than the kids going up to him and being all "Oh hey! It's my Science Teacher! You just pwn'd that train!" Then the teacher replying about how this is bigger than the kids and he has the map of the train route etc etc. They found out a little too much right there, a little too early.
 
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