Saturday, March 12, 2016

10 Cloverfield Lane

Plot: Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) breaks up with her husband and drives away. Someone forces her off the road, and she crashes her car. She wakes up chained to a wall with Howard (John Goodman), who says that there has been an invasion of America, and it isn't safe to go outside. She is safe with him and his neighbor Emmett (John Gallagher) in a bunker. After while Michelle isn't sure if there really is a disaster outside, or if she is the prisoner of a pervert -- like in Room[imdb]    [photos]

Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane is a well-crafted, suspenseful and creepy, plus it has a twist ending that is a little bit scary.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead carries the movie by being sympathetic and emotive. John Goodman has a good performance too, but he is so creepy and disturbing.

The vast majority of the movie is inside the bomb shelter, and its like a stage play with only dialog. John Goodman is always menacing, and varying degrees of crazy. He always dominates the action, and with a good script, keeps it interesting the whole time.

The ending scenes were great too. Very suspenseful, even with the basic special effects. 

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, John Gallagher

Directed by:
Dan Trachtenberg

Written by:
Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken

The Music: Pretty minimal

The Visuals:
Low budget special effects. Maybe that is charming or retro?

3.0 stars: Well made, creepy, good ending

More: Production cost only $5 million; it should make a fortune.