The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)


Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality. (IMDb)
Cheesy expository dialogue and a chemistry-less cast of characters get things off to a rough start, but it sort of morphed into an enjoyably campy sci-fi romp with an appreciably eclectic cast when there was just a bunch of super weird/gross things happening (“What are you talking about, arm?”). But before long, uber-serious and unintelligible science-y plot-speak, bland character drama, and a distant-in-every-way side plot on earth take over and ruin the film’s chances of being decent.
5.5/10 (Poor)



  1. Great review! I got really excited when the film was released but immediately lost that excitement when the reviews started coming in. Still haven’t watched it. Maybe someday, when I don’t feel like thinking.

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    1. yeah i wasn’t too thrilled about watching it either, but then i read one review which had one positive thing to say and so i figured i’d take a chance on it! it did have one segment of 20 mins or so that i thought was pretty good but the rest of it just didn’t click. but who knows, it might sit better with you!

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