Original Found-Footage Monster Movie: ‘Cloverfield’

by Eric Melin on February 5, 2012

in Reviews,Video Reviews

With the success of this weekend’s low-budget found-footage superpower movie Chronicle, we thought it would be fun to look back in the Scene-Stealers vault to four years ago when director  Matt Reeves and producer J. J. Abrams hoisted Cloverfield, a monster movie firmly rooted in the lo-fi-meets-CGI aesthetic, on the world.

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cloverfield-movie-parody-2008Its here, the most talked about movie of 2008, Cloverfield.

Eric and J.D., two unorthodox critics at Scene-Stealers.com and contestants on VH1′s “World Series of Pop Culture,” tackle one of the most anticipated releases in a long time with a fast-paced movie review shot entirely with one hand-held camera, while trying to escape with their lives.

So how does it stack up? Do you think you know what the monster looks like? What is the Cloverfield ending? What is in the Cloverfield last scene? Spoiler alert. Is the Cloverfield monster Godzilla or a Godzilla rip-off? You actually get to see footage of the Cloverfield monster. The Cloverfield monster revealed! In that respect, it won’t disappoint.

Check out this on-camera instant video movie review with clips from the movie to figure it out for yourself.

But with all of the media surrounding this movie’s release, is it even possible for any movie to ever live up to this kind of expectation?

You might want to do yourself a favor before you go see Cloverfield and take a cue from “Public Enemy”: “Don’t Believe the Hype”.

Or at least try to not let the hype get to you.

Did the Cloverfield monster find Eric and J.D.?

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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