THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX Seems To Be Getting a Lot of Hate, But I Loved It!
Netflix made the big exciting announcement during the Super Bowl yesterday that The Cloverfield Paradox would be premiering right after the big game. Not long after the game ended I jumped on Netflix and watched it.
I had a blast watching the movie! I thought it was an extremely fun film. Look, I wasn't the biggest fan of the first Cloverfield movie, I thought 10 Cloverfield Lane was great, but this next installment of the franchise was definitely the most unique, and it played with some extremely crazy far-out ideas and concepts that I loved! A lot of critics aren't giving this film the credit that it deserves.
If you enjoyed the first Cloverfield movie, that's cool. I enjoyed it as well, but I personally thought it was film school level stuff. I thought this latest installment was so much better. 10 Cloverfield Lane is my favorite film in the franchise though.
I have to say... I was pretty surprised to wake up to a bunch of hate for the film! There were some people who enjoyed it as well, thankfully not all of the buzz was negative. Here are a few of the bad:
THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX: at first i couldn’t tell if the movie felt like VOD because it was on Netflix, or if it was on Netflix because it felt like VOD. that changed. not only is this a *terrible* movie, it takes down one of the more interesting modern franchises along with it.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) February 5, 2018
I did not care for The Cloverfield Paradox. Some fun moments but overall an unworthy entry in a good series. Will discuss fully on this week’s /Filmcast.— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) February 5, 2018
Ah, so THAT'S why The Cloverfield Paradox is on Netflix. It's simply not very good. Full review tomorrow.— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) February 5, 2018
I don't know. Sometimes I think people and critics just forget what it's like to have fun watching movies. Sure, The Cloverfield Paradox isn't a perfect film, but I thought it was so damn entertaining! Also, I don't agree that Netflix has become a place to dump bad movies that studios don't want. Like any major studio, Netflix has a variety of great films and bad films. That's just the nature of the business.
In fact, Paramount releasing the film on Netflix was probably the smartest thing that they could've done! And the fact they announced that the film would premiere right after the Super Bowl... brilliant. I just don't think that Paramount Pictures dumped this movie on Netflix because they thought it was bad.
Here is some of the positive buzz for the film:
An interesting thing about the #CloverfieldParadox release is that it allows us to watch something without being overexposed to the marketing and/or months of online dissemination. We just watch it and make up our own minds.— Kealan Patrick Burke (@KealanBurke) February 5, 2018
Just like we used to.
Hey, I liked The Cloverfield Paradox. It’s at its best when it goes super weird and I wish that was more of the movie, but the production value and performances were pretty on point. But what do I know? I’m the one dude who thought Life was awesome.— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) February 5, 2018
The great thing about watching movies is that you get to watch them for yourself and make up your own minds about what you think! While going through Twitter, I noticed that most film critics didn't like the film, but most general audiences and fans did.
If you watched the movie, what did you think? Did you enjoy it? Did you hate it? I'm curious to know what you all think because I know a lot of you were excited to watch it.