The title of this film is a little misleading. At first, we think of the movie Cloverfield (which the DoubleFeaturePreachers reviewed several months ago – take a look now), but I’m fairly certain that these two movies are not related at all (unless you assume that these events are happening concurrently with those of the events in Cloverfield which is totally plausible). 10 Cloverfield Lane primarily takes place within the walls of a bunker, where a young woman by the name of Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) can’t decide if she is being held captive, or if Howard really does want to save her life. The story he tells her, is that she was in a car accident and he rescued her just before a chemical attack on their surroundings that turned the air to poison. The bunker is the only thing that is keeping them alive. Is he telling the truth though? That’s what makes this film keep the viewer’s attention. You don’t know what is true and what is a lie. Is the world really ending outside of the bunker walls? It kind of reminds me of The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, at least in the sense that she’s being held captive in a bunker.
Well, the movie starts to ramp up when Michelle starts to hear cars, helicopters, and other vehicles above them. She starts to doubt what Howard has told her and begins a plan to escape the bunker. The thing that I don’t like about this movie, is so much time is spent in the bunker that I feel that “good” part of the story is being neglected.
pretty boring, with all the time spent doddling around in the bunker and watching the tension between the three main characters. It didn’t get exciting for me until the end scene when she is running from and fighting that alien species, though I do agree with David that this scene just didn't really match the rest of the film. John Goodman did a great job I think. He really gave me the creeps the entire movie, and I really liked the duck shower curtain. Didn’t really like Emmett too much, couldn’t quite wrap my mind around his being there, perhaps for comical relief? I’m on the fence between an “ok” rating and a “liked it” rating… I think I’ll just go with “OK” on this one, since I was expecting a horror movie to begin with and was unpleasantly surprised.
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