A Chunk of 'Cloverfield'

Can’t quite call this a trailer, as it looks like simply a chunk of the film…

You know what really excites me about this? The fact that January 18th doesn’t feel all that far away anymore. (But I still think I’m gonna bring some Dramamine with me because all of that handheld camerawork — while a very neat storytelling conceit — is bound to make me hurl.)

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  • Laura

    Two words: hell yes.

  • sarah

    I swear that if this movie’s MONSTER ends up being something like Godzilla then I am going to just…I don’t know but it won’t be good.

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  • Amelia

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
    Sweet.

  • ElChupacabra

    I cannot WAIT to see this movie. I hope that it doesn’t disappoint after all of the hype and press it’s received over the last year. Hope the monster is good too!

  • Sara

    I really hope this isn’t what the movie is really like, because all I can say is “Super Cheese.” To me it felt like a student film with a huge budget. The guy yelling off screen “we’re at war,” the couple finding each other just when they happened to be perfectly framed, and the obvious reference to everyone’s favorite – 9/11. Please.

  • Lene

    Another two words: hell, no.
    (I got queasy just watching it here)

  • alm034

    I got to level 40 when this game was on NES, but I preferred playing as the Gorilla.

  • RightNextToMarsBlog

    I don’t know if it’s a generational thing or simply a bodily make-up thing, but I’ve never had a problem with the shakey camera work. I hear a lot of complaints about it, but itt adds to the freneticism, it pulls you into the movie! It’s why the “Bourne” movies work so well–it adds a level of uncertainty and disorientation that makes the stakes go that much higher for both the character and the viewer. Anyway…. I’ll definitely be in line opening night.

  • Ceballos

    RightNextToMarsBlog:
    I agree with everything you just said. I’ve never ever gotten sick as a result of the camerawork in a movie. I wouldn’t necessarily say I have a stronger stomach than the next person, it’s just never ever happened, and I feel bad for the people it DOES happen to.
    Because when done right (as in the “Bourne” films and, it seems, “Cloverfield”) it can be an interesting way to tell a story. Then again, when done wrong, it’s just annoying (all the unnecessary shakiness and cutting in Tony Scott’s “Man on Fire”). Still, I’d rather be annoyed than sick to my stomach.

  • bdog

    Man, I seriously can’t wait for that!

  • Kathleen

    I think that’s what I saw before “Superman Returns.” Not quite a trailer, but completely awesome. It’s odd – when I watch hand held cameras on a small scale, I think “oooh, I don’t know if I can handle that.” But then when I’m in a theater, I barely notice it.
    I was really hoping for a Lovecraftian/The Olde Ones kind of thang, but I don’t think I’m going to get it.

  • Adrienne

    Even though it’s just an extended version of what they showed in the theaters earlier this year, I’m super excited to see this. Shaky camera work and all!

  • Ian Mac

    To second and extend Laura’s comment:
    Hell fuckin yes.

  • skye

    I wanna see it! before this, I didn’t even know this movie existed…WHATS ALIVE?!?!? I moght go just to find out. :)

  • dma69

    I’ve seen this already in previous trailers. A monster? Aliens? Eitehr way I don’t think I can care anymore. The shakey-cam and lack of lightnig is really getting on my nerves.

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