Director: Dan Trachtenberg. Cast: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Bradley Cooper (voice). 103 min. Rated PG-13. Thriller/Fantasy.
I'll cut to the chase: What's the point of creating a tense, suspenseful environment in an underground doomsday bunker between three characters, with hour-and-half guessing what's going on outside/upstairs, while the final answer ends up being exactly what the conspiracy theorist character was predicting it to be? Especially since the film has "Cloverfield" in the title, which forecasts an alien invasion. I was hoping for some explanation other than what we already know, and not some impossible human-alien fight sequence. Or is this the first part of an Alien/Aliens-like duology, to complete a trilogy? Good script; mediocre story.