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Old 02-05-2018, 07:55 AM   #1
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The Cloverfield Paradox now Streaming on Netflix



In a surprise release, the new Cloverfield movie is now streaming on Netflix.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:55 AM   #2
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #3
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Watched about half of it this morning, it isn't bad. Perhaps not quite as interesting as the first two films. Free is good.
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It was meh. Felt like a tv show.
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Old 02-05-2018, 10:07 AM   #5
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it was ok... more lore ...
but no end ... more like season finale with cliffhanger
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I quite liked the surprise guest appearance at the end of the movie.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:46 AM   #7
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If you liked the lore behind Cloverfield, this one ends up being worth the watch. It ties everything together while still having a few questions of its own.
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If you liked the lore behind Cloverfield, this one ends up being worth the watch. It ties everything together while still having a few questions of its own.
It doesnít tie everything together, it totally ignores the second film.
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Old 02-05-2018, 11:53 AM   #9
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It doesnít tie everything together, it totally ignores the second film.
You say that like its a bad thing.

It was a fine movie on its own but was absolute garbage when taken within the context of somehow being tied to the first film.
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Not a bad film.
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It doesn’t tie everything together, it totally ignores the second film.
Ah my mistake. I thought the shelter in Paradox was tied to the shelter in Lane.

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I also took it to mean the the aliens or whatever they were from Lane were caused by the events of Paradox.
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There wasn't an energy crisis mentioned in Cloverfield either. I think they are best kept as separate universes since they don't make sense together.
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I'll have to give this a shot after Altered Carbon. That show has me hooked at the moment.
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There wasn't an energy crisis mentioned in Cloverfield either. I think they are best kept as separate universes since they don't make sense together.
I think that's easily hand waved away by simply pointing out that the original film was essentially set during a going away party; it's entirely plausible that something like an energy crisis wouldn't come up.

There's also the possibility that Cloverfield and Cloverfield Paradox aren't set in the same dimension, but the Shepard accident affected multiple realities.

With that being said, I preferred it when the Cloverfield sequel being tossed around and alluded to was simply another giant monster movie. I also much preferred the original origin for the monster; it was simply there the entire time and was disturbed by deep sea drilling operations.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:58 PM   #15
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While the films are loosely connected, they're starting to feel more like a Black Mirror/Twilight Zone/Outer Limits type universe. Each entry is its own unique story, and they're all crazy. These do have that connective monster tissue, but that's not the main story, at least in 2 & 3. I'd be cool with a part 4 that is more directly related to the monsters, though.
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They did a great job of tying this film into the first film, but the whole alien invasion plot really has nothing to do with their big particle accelerator and the alien invasion plot has nothing to do with the big monster.

In a lot of ways, they should have scrapped the alien invasion thing and had it be Clovie at the end of the second film, So that they could at least pretend that the films were tied together.

I imagine that someone could come along and try to tie them together in another film, or they could do the somewhat lame “yea the alien invasion was tied to the particle accelerator” thing, but that’s kinda lame since there doesn’t seem to be any reason why aliens (from Mars remember) would care about what we were doing with a free energy machine here on earth. Not when they can obviously build massive spaceships capable of traveling from Mars to Earth and host and invasion force.

I love all these films, this was the weakest of the three, but it was still decent. I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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While I do like that they tied in the splashdown with the first film, I will also mention that in the first film the splashdown happens weeks before the Cloverfield monster attacks New York. The splashdown was captured on film by Rob when he was dating Beth and then they sleep together and Rob doesn’t call her for a couple of weeks and that is why she shows up with a date to Rob’s going away party.

I know it’s a silly thing, but I do kinda wish that these writers would watch the movies again before they go writing sequels.
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While I do like that they tied in the splashdown with the first film, I will also mention that in the first film the splashdown happens weeks before the Cloverfield monster attacks New York. The splashdown was captured on film by Rob when he was dating Beth and then they sleep together and Rob doesnít call her for a couple of weeks and that is why she shows up with a date to Robís going away party.

I know itís a silly thing, but I do kinda wish that these writers would watch the movies again before they go writing sequels.
I read a fair amount of Cloverfield crap yesterday and they said that it can't be the same splash down, unless it's being retconned. In some of the viral marketing stuff they did for Cloverfield, they strongly implied that the splash down was a Japanese satellite crashing into the ocean. Apparently the first encounter of the creature was when the JJ Abrams's fictional company, Tagruato was searching for the satellite. Interesting side fact, apparently John Goodman's 10 Cloverfield Lane character worked for a Tagruato subsidiary, Bold Futura. Not what I would call a real tie in but I get a kick out of seeing these things.
Also, with the apparently massive size difference between the monster from 1 and the one from the end of 3 has lead to some people implying that larger one is maybe the mother. I'm not sure how much sense that makes though.
Didn't JJ Abrams say that the monster from 1 was basically a baby version of this creature that had been sleeping on the ocean floor for a very long time?
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Holy shit, what are you guys talking about.

JJ Abrams just bought a random screenplay called god particle. Then he waited until it was in post production, got drunk, and threw in a cgi godzilla wherever and named it cloverfield.

Cloverfield Lane was a screenplay called The Cellar. The actors found out they were changing the name to cloverfield like 1 week before the press tour. Honestly naming it cloverfield fucked the movie up but Abrams doesn't give a shit. It wasn't supposed to be clear whether John Goodman was crazy or if it was a real invasion.

Cloverfield paradox was not a good movie. It has a 17% on rotten tomatoes. It was just a bunch of random bullshit that didn't make any sense for about 1.5 hours. Basically nothing that happened in the movie had any explanation and for the most part they didn't even bother trying to offer one. It took place in the future, but they pretended it was an origin story somehow because Abrams doesn't give any fucks. Then he was just like whatever throw in a godzilla and then roll the credits.

Abrams just buys shit, names it cloverfield for marketing purposes and throws in some godzillas if he can find a spot. He doesn't give a fuck and isn't building a Cloverfield universe.

Netflix didn't even want a big marketing campaign to build hype because they didn't want to raise anyone's expectations for this garbage fire so they just bought 1 ad spot and then instantly released it.

I assume the next one also coming out this year will be similarly not connected and then george lucas style he will just cgi some godzillas into the background of some scenes and maybe name some shit in the movie cloverfield for no reason and release it.

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While I do like that they tied in the splashdown with the first film, I will also mention that in the first film the splashdown happens weeks before the Cloverfield monster attacks New York. The splashdown was captured on film by Rob when he was dating Beth and then they sleep together and Rob doesnít call her for a couple of weeks and that is why she shows up with a date to Robís going away party.

I know itís a silly thing, but I do kinda wish that these writers would watch the movies again before they go writing sequels.
Another reason why it can't be the same splashdown is because the escape pod was going to land off of the coast of Delaware. The thing we saw falling at the end of the first film would have been near Coney Island.

They're two separate objects.
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