My girl wanted to watch this.
I'm taking a stronger hold on what we watch from now on.
As a marketing tool, this movie was absolute fucking genius.
As a space movie, it's alright. Good performances, intriguing plot and events, alright pacing, a bit too much exposition and "tell, not show" for the things that didn't need it and the complete opposite for anything that did. Too much 'Alien' as well but it wore it well enough.
As a Cloverfield movie? Absolutely nothing makes any sense in terms of timeline and every time I put together a theory, it completely falls apart.
I'm still intrigued by Wolfenstein: Cloverfield but I'm sure that will only make the timeline even worse.
Ah, this whole trilogy, man.
This is the one trilogy, to me, that actually got BETTER with every film. Yeah, they're pretty straightforward with no twists or plot complications, but that doesn't matter. What does matter is that these movies and everything in them just feels right. Characters, scenarios, humor, morals, the endings.
Especially the ending to this one. Not just the best way to end this movie, but to cap off the entire trilogy. There is ZERO need for a fourth one. Everything feels complete, everybody's gonna be on their own way elsewhere, nothing else needs to be done to enhance it. It's...just right.
I recently watched a mini-doc on David Fincher's film techniques. One of the scenes that's mentioned is the famous "box" scene. When he filmed Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, he used a handheld camera as "shakycam" to represent the two losing control of the situation. When he filmed Kevin Spacey, he used a tripod so it would be shot in place to represent him having all the power.
I had never noticed this before, that genius bastard.