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Cloverfield seems to be an exercise in making a series of films where none of them has anything to do with the other ones.
First one: shakycam found footage Godzilla copycat.

Second one: psychological thriller with an is he/isn't he crazy? baddie.

Third one: uninspired rip-off of Event Horizon, which itself was pretty naff.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:05, archived)
Yeah, Event Horizon wasn't very good, was it? I can never understand the following it has

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:07, archived)
It was pretty pants, alright.
The Transformers films have a huge following too and they're aggressively terrible, so I guess there's no accounting for taste.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:10, archived)
I dunno, if you're a 14 year old future rapist with ADHD and a love of shiny things I can perhaps see the appeal

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:17, archived)
That's Michael Bay's target audience in a nutshell.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:22, archived)
I hate that bastard. With his best fake smile.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:54, archived)
You're not going to believe what *I call him -
Michael GAY!!!!!!
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:39, archived)
you can't say that!!!

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:39, archived)
Can - and did, m8

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:50, archived)
you've always been very candid

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:56, archived)
it's one of my core strengths

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:02, archived)
I found my eldest watching one of the later films on Netflix (whichever one it is where Galvatron is a swarm of metal bees).
When questioned, he replied that it was so bad that he couldn't stop looking at it.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:32, archived)
not the bees!

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:59, archived)
There's not much to recommend that film but, like Ghost Rider 2,
Nic Cage chewing on the set almost makes it worthwhile.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:03, archived)
Nic Cage chews the ever-living shite out of the set in everything he does.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:07, archived)
I tried watching that rapture film he was in.
He looked uncommonly bored.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:12, archived)
ghost rider 2 is a decent enough watch

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:14, archived)
It's terrible.
Ciarán Hinds getting his soul removed before filming was an admirable commitment to the role, but more than the film deserved.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:17, archived)
that big flaming bagger 288 though

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:34, archived)
That looks like something I would type.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:03, archived)
People keep using this 'chewing the set' phrase and I don't understand what it means
I'm sure it's very 'noir'
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:40, archived)
Hamming it up, overacting, etc.
Presumably because the exaggerated mouth movements made by some ham actors when mangling their lines are enough for parts of the set to fall in inadvertently.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:42, archived)
That's a really shit, stupid phrase
No offence
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:50, archived)
I didn't come up with it, so no offence taken.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:55, archived)
I'm sure you'd love "milking the giant cow".

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:01, archived)
Is that having a go on Kerry Katona?
If so I'm game
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:05, archived)
I bet she is.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:07, archived)
I liked Event Horizon.
Was a better Doom film than the actual Doom film, and works as a sort of prequel to the Warhammer 40k universe, too. Shame all the cut footage of hell got destroyed, though.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:18, archived)
I liked Event Horizon
had no idea what it was about when a friend took me to see it, I'd dropped some kind of contraband pill just before hand and thought the whole thing was a raving hoot. My perspective may have been skewed.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:22, archived)
It's probably a lot more entertaining when watched after coming home from a long session in the pub,
or when on a few massive drugs.
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:31, archived)
Sunshine was far superior and often overlooked.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:37, archived)
yeah, that's not a bad one
i've heard that 'life' is similar and better too
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 10:52, archived)
Also good... The alien is clever.

(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 11:25, archived)
the fourth one is already made, releasing later this year and is set in world war 2
(, Wed 7 Feb 2018, 9:52, archived)