The only thing more shocking than the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory Sunday night was the stunning revelation that Bad Robot and JJ Abrams had released the “Cloverfield Paradox” on Netflix that night!
I was excited enough to see the trailer, but when it was revealed that I could watch the film right away, I laughed with delight, and jumped on Netflix right away.
Cloverfield has quietly become one of the most intriguing movie franchises in the industry, and it’s usually complimented by brilliant viral campaigns that have created a multiverse of sorts.
“Cloverfield Paradox” is the third installment in the series, and by far the worst.
Any hope that Cloverfield could become the new Twlight Zone vanished upon viewing this dreadful film.
I am going to keep this short and sweet.
I am aware that many of you plan to view the film, so I won’t spoil the exact details, but the fact is this film was a big fat dud, a shameful entry into what had been a glorious adventure in cinema.
Designed to weave all three films together, “Cloverfield Paradox” instead creates more confusion, while clinging to a weak storyline with a telegraphed conclusion.
The plot is beyond far fetched, totally off the beaten path of the franchise, even by the standards of a psychological horror film, the general premise of this movie is completely ridiculous.
The film wasted a superior cast, the talent in the room is far ahead of the writing, but even this talented collection of performers could not transcend the disgraceful script that was approved by Bad Robot.
In the space of one film, the entire allure of the cloverfield franchise went up in smoke, as big a let down as hollywood as ever seen.
The film certainly had chilling moments, but they were few and far between, Cloverfield is supposed to be terrifying for the entire duration of the movie, that is the standard that was set by the previous films.
What we have here is a detriment to JJ Abram’s legacy, and a clear end to the love affair movie goers had with the Clovefield franchise.
Tastie Fish Rating: 1.5 Fish Out of 5