If you see found-footage movie called Cloverfield, you do know what this movie is about. 10 Cloverfield Lane supposed to be spin-off of Cloverfield. 10 Cloverfield Lane is a movie setting up for big surprise ending.
The story is about the lead character, Michelle ,who find herself locked in the bunker by Howard (John Goodman). Howard tells her that the world as we know is no longer exist. The movie makes you wonder if Howard is for real or is he some kind crazy psycho. Of course, Michelle, eventually don’t believe him and tries to escape.
The Review (Spoiler Free)
Overall, the movie is good. It keeps you guessing throughout the movie. It has it’s share of suspense that keep you in the edge of the chair. Well, until the big surprise ending.
As for me, the surprise ending is way bit over kill. It feels like I am watching completely different movie at the end. Its not a perfect movie, but good enough to be entertained.
Acting and Directing
Acting is top notch. The movie don’t have big casts. The main casts are John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and John Gallagher Jr..
10 Cloverfield Lane is directed by new director named Dan Trachtenberg. He mostly credit for directing TV show. This is his first big budget movie debut.
Spoiler Ending (Spoiler Alert!!)
Is Howard a good guy, so some kind of a crazy psycho. The movie plays with this idea until the final surprise ending. Initially, he seems like a nice guy who saved Michelle (and the other dude, Emmett) from deadly attack. Of course, Michelle, don’t believe him as she find herself locked in the bunker. She slowly comes around and believes him. But slowly we see that he is some kind of conspiracy psycho. We know that he caused the Michelle’s accident. We find that he lied about her daughter who he murdered. And of course, he kills Emmett (another guy in the bunker) for lying.
But the question still lingers, is what Howard telling the truth? Is the world as we know it is contaminated with deadly virus? Towards the end of the movie, we do see that something bad did happened to the world. We see one person who tries get in the bunker with disfigured face. But Michelle decide escape anyway because she finds Howard dangerous. She managed to make herself home-made Bio-hazard Suit and escapes.
The surprise ending is that the world is not contaminated with deadly virus but instead invaded by hostel alien from outer space. Surprise!! She did confronted by this big alien spaceship but able to fight off the alien using bottle of whisky and able to escape. The movie ends by her driving towards rest of the survivors.
The movie is not perfect but still pretty entertaining. I give 4 out of 5 stars.
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Genre: Sci-fi Horror
Rotten Tomato Rating: 90% / 79%
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