Movie: 10 Cloverfield Lane
Direction: Dan Trachtenberg
Cast: Mary Elizabeth, Winstead, John Goodman
Music: Bear McCreary
Cinematographer: Jeff Cutter
Editor: Stefan Grube
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
What is it about: It’s a sci-fi psychological thriller, where a young woman is held in a bunker underground stating that, the surface of the earth has been inhibited by hostile creatures which has made unsuitable for the humans to survive. This will be a successor to the film “Cloverfield” and this sequel is directed by debutante Dan Trachtenberg.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: There’s another movie which is confined to space and locations. And this one makes full use of that factor and builds a creepy atmosphere giving us a chilling experience.
The film has a mellow start and how that diverges in to a heart thumping one, was a spectacular opening during the credits. I would say one of the best till date. The director chose a perfect trio of characters to fit in to the bunker during an apocalyptic time. All the three were performed well by respective characters.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Michelle, did a great job in playing the victim and she perfectly portrays the American confused girl, who when required can go to any extent to survive. She did a commendable job.
John Gallagher, Jr. as Emmett did a fine job, his character might not be as strong as the other two but has a pivotal definition to make the other characters move forward. John did a great job.
John Goodman as Howard was the best, his character is interesting which keeps you in knots throughout guessing his traits. He played the role to its perfect attire and gave a fantastic performance.
The film may be confined to a location, but the cinematography by Jeff Cutter was edgy which takes you to the nook and corner of the bunker giving you eerie feel. And it was crisply edited by Stefan Grube. Bear McCreary’s score was good which added that extra effect. The VFX was great which was perfectly complimented by a ground breaking sound design, which puts you right in the situation giving a life like experience.
Verdict: Dan gave a great successor to the “Cloverfield”, which will move forward with more sequels. He played it well with the characters and the plot, which always keeps you at the edge of your seat. Definitely worth a watch, and make sure to catch this one on a big screen with a well-equipped sound system to get the full experience.