10 Cloverfield Lane, the cousin movie of Cloverfield, delivers yet another film in the horror spectrum, but it is something more than horrific; it’s disturbing in the best way possible. The movie, from director Dan Trachtenberg, is one you won’t want to miss.
The movie is based somewhere between Baton Rouge, LA and Houston, TX. Set in a post apocalyptic/present time, a girl named Michelle (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead) gets into a car accident and is rendered unconscious. She finds herself in a bunker underneath a barn owned by a stranger named Howard (played by John Goodman), while he claims that he’s doing her a favor for not leaving her on the road to die like all the others.
10 Cloverfield Lane is not for the anxious 😰
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After constant roadblocks in communication, Howard claims that the air outside is unbreathable due to toxins spread by “the enemy,” and that his bunker is the only safe place left.
While finding comfort in Emmett (John Gallagher), another person trapped inside the bunker, Michelle sticks to the idea of staying for “months… Maybe even years,” or trying to escape to find the truth out for herself. The bunker itself resembles the interior of a farmhouse, with an unsettling home atmosphere.
10 Cloverfield Lane will excite any viewer. There are some shaky moments where you could leave and go to the bathroom out of boredom, but you would miss a crucial moment for every two minutes you are gone.
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) March 18, 2016
So far the movie has topped the box office, with over $52.4 million already made. The movie also has some high ratings, 7.9/10 rating from IMDb, 90% rotten tomatoes, and a 76% rating from Metacritic.
Overall, “10 Cloverfield Lane” is for anyone who wants horror, suspense, a little comedy, action, drama, or war in a film. For anyone old enough to understand the plot (the film is rated PG-13), it’s worth the watch.
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