This seems like it's gonna be a basic underdog/resistance war film, but as soon as they go into the sewers, it's basically a horror film. Amazing and terrifying.
Good at the thing it does, I'm just not that into the thing it does, at least not right now.
How it entered my Flickchart:
10 Cloverfield Lane > Dementia
10 Cloverfield Lane < Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinematheque
10 Cloverfield Lane > The Professional
10 Cloverfield Lane < The Wild Bunch
10 Cloverfield Lane < A Trip to the Moon
10 Cloverfield Lane < The Man Who Came to Dinner
10 Cloverfield Lane < Match Point
10 Cloverfield Lane < You Can’t Take It With…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…