What it's about:
Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a house belonging to a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.
What we thought:
The moment I walked out of the cinema I knew this was going to be a difficult film to review - merely because I really don’t want to give away any spoilers. So rest assured there are no spoilers here. The success of 10 Cloverfield Lane is undoubtedly its hidden surprises and unexpected plot twists.
Everything about this film was shrouded in secrecy. In fact the cast didn’t even know what film they were auditioning for. This mystery combined with director JJ Abrams’ genius makes for a thrilling cinematic experience that will send shock waves of fright throughout your body when you least expect it.
Forget everything you think you know about scary movies and get ready to actually be surprised and scared shitless. I found myself swearing numerous times throughout the film as my popcorn went flying across the seats in front of me.
Another smart little secret about 10 Cloverfield Lane is that it isn’t really a “sequel” to Cloverfield.
Abrams himself describes it rather as a “blood relative” of the previous film. It’s completely possible to watch the new film without really knowing anything about its predecessor.
The cast, existing of only three actors, do a magnificent job at screwing with your mind and will have you second guessing what you think is really happening right until the end.
Unlike other films in the same genre there’s a sense of intimacy and realness that makes everything even creepier than it already is. You can try your best to put together all the puzzle pieces but even the most seasoned film fanatic will not be able to unpack the mystery.
10 Cloverfield Lane is clever, creepy and will scare the crap out of you! Go watch it! It’s so much fun.
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