10 Cloverfield Lane

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by mb90535im, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. mb90535im

    mb90535im Well-Known Member

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    Anyone seen this one?
    I think John Goodman is a great actor.
    He plays a despicable character, but I have to say that the last 10 minutes or so of the movie caught me completely off guard.

    I don't want it to be a spoiler so I won't post about it, just that it left me surprised.
     
  2. AzB

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    John Goodman is a highly underrated actor.

    Interesting movie. Not your typical Hollywood formulaic crap, that's for sure.

    Az
     

  3. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Movie was great until the end, but yeah, that was some wild stuff!

    Do you think the movie vilified preppers, though?
     
  4. RedDawnTheMusical

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    I agree - the end was a little weird, I assume they are setting up a sequel that goes in a completely different direction.

    Goodman nailed a very difficult part. He added a lot of depth to the character that could have been overlooked by a less-interested or less-experienced actor. Top top it off, he made it very transparent - you forgot you were watching John Goodman as he just disappeared into the character.

    I don't think the movie vilified preppers per-say. In fact, you spent a fair amount of the movie trying to figure out what was going on and if Goodman was a good guy, bad guy, or somewhere in-between.

    In the end it could have painted a better picture of preppers, but it would have lost the whole perspective of the movie. I think that plenty of the people watching the movie left the theater thinking that, if the SHTF, they would prefer to be prepared like Goodman was.
     
  5. mb90535im

    mb90535im Well-Known Member

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    Valid question.
    I suppose maybe, but it was a much deeper character study, which with only four characters in the movie, made that possible. I would have to say that my view of his character's traits pretty much followed the female character's view of him. I didn't realize the actual genre (sp) of the movie before watching and in the end was glad I didn't know up front. I think that would have spoiled the ending. I wish it had been about an hour longer. Sequel is probably right.
     
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  6. mog

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    I liked it. I think it also did preppers some good too though.
     
  7. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    Let's face it - most people used to laugh at preppers; now a lot more people are doing it and don't see it as a laughing matter anymore. I see a lot more resources for preppers now too (more stores, more supply options, etc.) so it is definitely a growing market.
     
  8. mb90535im

    mb90535im Well-Known Member

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    I laughed when my brother and his GA Tech educated father-in-law dug a well, installed a hand pump and went to Idaho and brought back a trailer load of MRE's in fear of Y2K, convinced every PLC in the world would magically cease functioning at the stroke of midnight 1/1/2000.

    We don't ask him to bring covered dishes to family reunions.
     
  9. GM404

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    I was reading the article in Wiki about it and it sounds like a good flick but a pseudo sequel (or 2nd of a series?) for "Cloverfield." The premise looks much different, so is there anything lost by not watching Cloverfield first?
     
  10. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    Oddly enough, I've never seen it, so apparently you can be blissfully ignorant if you haven't seen it and watch 10 Cloverfield Lane.
     
  11. AzB

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    It stands on it's own.

    Az