Michael Stahl-David, Odette Annable and T.J. Miller star in producer J.J. Abrams’ and director Matt Reeves’ found-footage monster movie Cloverfield. A group of friends venture deep into the streets of New York on a rescue mission during a rampaging monster attack.
Release Date: January 18, 2008
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenwriter: Drew Goddard
Cast: Michael Stahl-David, Odette Annable, T.J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, Mike Vogel, Ben Feldman
Running Time: 1 hr. 25 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, terror and disturbing images.
“Cloverfield” follows five New Yorkers from the perspective of a hand-held video camera. The movie is exactly the length of a DV Tape and a sub-plot is established by showing bits and pieces of video previously recorded on the tape that is being recorded over. The movie starts as a monster of unknown origin destroys a building. As they go to investigate, parts of the building and the head of the Statue of Liberty come raining down. The movie follows their adventure trying to escape and save a friend, a love interest of the main character.