In the internet age where we live now it’s almost impossible watching a movie without knowing the whole plot and having already formed an opinion on the film. Somehow I managed to get into 10 Cloverfield Lane having no clue what I was about to see and what a great treat this flick turned out to be.
10 Cloverfield Lane is Dan Trachtenberg full length feature directorial debut, produced by J.J. Abrams who is also involved in many massive Hollywood projects (not sure if you’ve heard of a little thing that came out last year called Star Wars - The Force Awakens) as a director, writer, music composer and even actor – WOW! Is there anything this man can't do? 10 Cloverfield Lane evolves around the 3 protagonists: Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the role of Michelle, who was in a lot of cool ass movies like Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Ring 2, Death Proof, Final Destination 3 and, the remake of Black Christmas. John Gallagher Jr. is lovable redneck Emmett, who I still can't believe is in Hush (he just looks so different!) and a few other films and TV shows I never seen or heard of and last but definitely not least, John Goodman plays Howard, who I'm not going to waste your time and mine telling you who he is because I know you know and adore him.
This Thriller/ Horror/ Can't-Tell-You-Anything-Else, starts with Michelle dumping her boyfriend Ben (pay attention to his voice when he calls her, you might recognize who this Tinsel Town hottie is – I obviously didn’t) and driving away, don’t know where and probably neither does she. After a bit of cruising she gets in a car accident and when she wakes up she is chained up on the wall in what it looks like to be the basement of Howard who tells her there’s been some kind of attack and the air is unbreathable, basically he’s saving her life – don’t know about you, but if I was her, I would believe anything John Goodman tells me, he’s too cute! Michelle soon finds out she is not in the bunker alone with Howard, Emmett is there too and had to literally beg his way into the shelter.
10 Cloverfield Lane had a micro budget of $15 mil – yes, this is a poor person budget in the movie industry, but unsurprisingly it already made almost $108 mil back, not too sloppy for a flick that was shot in only 2 months. This film I promise will keep you on the edge of your seat (I mean it Brendan!) for the whole 103 minute run time, will make you gasp, cheer, cringe, laugh, fear, dance (I love Howard’s music taste), believe, question everything and most importantly, when is all over, say ‘What the actual fuck did I just watch?’.
Written by Magali Fazio
PS: I'm not putting the trailer for you to watch because you need to avoid it if you don’t want the movie ruined for you in less than 2 minutes.