Just FYI - John is going to be blogging from time to time... Rae
OK. There is a NEW CONTENDER for what I consider THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!!!
And I am certain there are others, "Plan 9 From Outer Space" comes to mind, but hey, this is my blog so, get over it!
Last night I went to see Cloverfield. I had a free pass and even so I paid too much. I was the ONLY one in the theater until shortly after the movie started and an elderly man came in. I kind of wonder what he thought.
The previous title holder was a movie I saw with my young sons many years ago. Ator King of the Eagles I think was the title. Even though my sons were younger than 10, we laughed and laughed at the ridiculousness of that celluloid wonder and its pitiful special effects. Back to Cloverfield...There are so many things awful about this movie I hardly know where to start or where to finish. I ALMOST left 30 minutes in. That's how bad it was. The hand held camera action was one thing that got really irritating, but that was child's play compared to the idiotic actions of the people on screen. The monster was the only redeeming factor in comparison to Ator, but the more I wanted to see it, the less the "cinema verite" allowed a good view. Thank God that character gets bitten in half by movie's end. In fact, all the lead characters die which in and of itself could be rated as meritorious and on second thought might raise it above Ator (or below depending on your viewpoint)...nope. Even all their deaths isn't enough. One character got bitten by a smaller version of the creature. 30 minutes later she rapidly ballooned and literally blew up! Frankly, she was one of the few redeeming visuals but...when her bloated body, only seen by a shadow image inside a tent, blew up and sprayed blood everywhere, it was all I could do to keep from laughing til I puked.
I hope I haven't ruined it for you, the reader of this blog. On second thought, SEEING this movie would be ruining it for you. And I hope I'm not overreacting to mediocrity (at best) driven to ridicule by a camera technique! But, there you have it.
The King is Dead. Long Live the King!