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Though entertaining, I kept finding myself distracted by elements of this movie that shouldn't have been distracting. First of all, the trademark lens flare that was so prevalent and subsequently mocked in Star Trek kept rearing its head for no apparent reason. Secondly, the appearance, structure, and way in which the monster was presented reminded me a little too much of cloverfield. All that is to say that Abrams' signatures were too apparent for me to dig too deeply into…