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“People are strange creatures. You can’t always convince them that safety is in their best interest.”
– Howard

SYNOPSIS: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack. – via IMDB

10 cloverfield lane

GRADE 8Alright, so we all know I wasn’t particularly sold on Cloverfield, much as I had  hoped I would be. When I saw 10 Cloverfield Lane, I wondered if they had anything to do with each other, and then saw that it was some type of sequel/prequel, but not, and no found footage, and it seems that it interested people. Naturally, that piqued my interest and I got off my butt and watched this. Finally. Let me tell you, it was totally worth the wait. John Goodman was perfectly menacing and creepy, and was certainly a strange, twisted character. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr are both also really good here. The cast is essentially just the three of them, and they each carried their weight just so, making the dynamics worth a watch. 10 Cloverfield Lane will also keep you guessing throughout the film – is Howard cray cray? Is Michelle being held captive or is there really some attack going on out there? How exactly does Emmett fit in? Who is right? Who is wrong? Who do you trust? Come on, the questions go on and on. I went in hoping that this would be alright, and it was much better than expected. There was never one dull moment for me, and the tension in the bunker was ongoing, and never really let up. I don’t really want to say too much about this movie, because I really don’t want to spoil it. All I know is that the movie was put together really well – it was shot well, the performances were solid, the guessing games were mad, and the sense of confusion was real, because knowing what is going on is incredibly obscured throughout the film. The most important thing to know is that 10 Cloverfield Lane is entertaining, that it is done really well, and is worth looking into.

25 thoughts on “Rapid Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

  1. Natasha says:

    Bestie! The more I read about this the more I’m convinced I need to watch it! Great review!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks kindest! I think it is well worth a watch, seriously!

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  2. Chris Evans says:

    Very much looking forward to seeing this (even more so after reading your review Zoe)…to be honest I’m always sold at Mary Elizabeth Winstead 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      I hope that you enjoy it when you get to it Chris! Hehehe, we all have a few actors/actresses that we are sold on, and don’t need to much convincing after!

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  3. Liam says:

    Nice review. I really enjoyed this film. So entertaining, I need to watch it again at some point.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Liam! Definitely a film worth looking into again!

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    1. Zoë says:

      Yay! Enjoy it 🙂

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  4. Mark Walker says:

    I liked this one. A lot. Such a gripping little thriller and a nice tie-in to the Cloverfield universe. We seem to agree with the rating. Nice one, Zoë.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Mark! This one definitely came together well and was quite an enjoyable watch.

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  5. What did you think of the ending? I loved it; my other half not so much.

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    1. Zoë says:

      I really enjoyed it, and thought it worked wonderfully, especially with the whole “wtf is actually going on?!” concept the movie played with the whole time.

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  6. Loved this movie, it was done so well.

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    1. Zoë says:

      🙂 So glad to hear that! A fun little watch, to be sure!

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  7. Summer is almost over and 10 Cloverfield Lane is still one of the best films of the year.

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    1. Zoë says:

      So glad to have finally seen it, so worth the wait, and it had a lot going for it!

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  8. Tom says:

    It’s so nice when you get a good surprise isn’t it?! I loved 10 Cloverfield Lane. Can’t wait for more honestly.

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    1. Zoë says:

      A good surprise is always the best! I was a little worried because I really didn’t like Cloverfield, and I knew that these were somehow related, no matter how small. So looking forward to seeing where the go from here!

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  9. Great review! Loved this one and hope they do another set in this same universe.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks! I do hope we get some more.

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  10. Satua says:

    This sounds really good. I didn’t even bother to check what it’s all about as I thought it has something to do with Cloverfield. Thanks for setting things straight for me! 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      Definitely give it a look see! It was quite a good watch!

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  11. Mr. Bobinsky says:

    Good review! Though I’d rate it a little higher since I really loved it 🙂 The cast choice was very good and I appreciated that Winstead’s character was kinda… reminding of Ellen Ripley?

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    1. Zoë says:

      It really was a good watch, something I particularly enjoyed. Winstead did hold her own very well here.

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      1. Mr. Bobinsky says:

        Yes, there aren’t many good tense minimal thrillers like that.

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