Cloverfield Movie Analysis

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Just over ten years ago, Cloverfield was released to the public. The movie starts off as a group friends prepare for a going away party. During the party, New York City begins to start having mysterious earthquakes and power outages. The entire movie follows the group of friends as they try to get to their friend stuck in her apartment building, and then getting out of the city while trying to avoid whatever is terrorising the city. 10 years later, The Cloverfield Paradox was released. This movie is meant to be the prequel to Cloverfield and sets up how the entire incident in New York happened. Within the movie we see that a group of scientists from around the world board a spacecraft and head to space. There, they try and figure out how create a sufficient unlimited power source to save the Earth from power depletion. In order to create this power source, the scientists fire up this machine that…show more content…
Abrams. Abrams has also produced movies like the newest Star Wars trilogy and the new Star Trek trilogy. In the first installment of the Cloverfield series, Abrams takes a different camera angle than most of his other works. In Cloverfield, the entire movie is shot by a handheld camera that portrays a first person view. This is known as a found footage, and it is supposed to seem more personal for the characters within the movie. Other movies with this style of filming are the Paranormal Activity movies, and The Blair Witch Project. On the contrary, The Cloverfield Paradox is filmed as any other regular movie. The camera is a 3rd person point of view. This allows audiences to get a broader understanding of what characters are thinking and what is going on around them. It also makes it easier to jump around locations because the camera isn’t limited to a single camera, like Cloverfield. When Abrams chose to use the lost footage style he took a risk. Some viewers complained of having motion sickness, and this probably hurt the

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