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Ways The Cloverfield Paradox Connects the Cloverfield Movies

Ways The Cloverfield Paradox Connects the Cloverfield Movies

So why is "The Cloverfield Paradox" so bad?

As Cargill notes in his tweet, he watched the film last night along with many others after Netflix announced it would be available immediately following the Super Bowl.

Netflix has not said how much it paid to acquire streaming rights for The Cloverfield Paradox, so as always, it will be hard to judge whether or not the streaming giant's purchase was a prudent one.

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The Cloverfield movie series has been pretty popular with both fans and critics. "It's a movie that's not particularly scary, interesting, or deep, but it does have good actors performing admirably". The J.J. Abrams-produced franchise has produced one of the most intriguing sci-fi universes on-screen today. As of this writing, there are 19 reviews, and of those, only 3 of them are fresh, meaning that film is sitting at a 16 percent Rotten rating.

Beginning in the weeks leading up to the events of the first film, it introduces us to a world on the brink of war; our energy supplies having depleted to such an extent that our hopes now lie exclusively with a particle accelerator device that's orbiting the earth on a space station manned by Captain Kiel (David Oyelowo), and his broadly-drawn crew of worldwide scientists (read: stereotypes). This, the franchise's third chapter, actually accomplishes much in providing a larger backstory for the creatures that wreaked havoc in the original film and its 2016 sequel 10 Cloverfield Lane, and puts into context why humanity is such a state of disarray. They have to come crashing back to Franchise-Land.

The Guardian: "The Cloverfield Paradox is an unholy mess ..."

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Over at Thrillist, Jordan Hoffman makes this assessment of Netflix's Super Bowl surprise: "If this movie, either as The God Particle or The Cloverfield Paradox played in theaters it would have been roundly booed by critics and audiences alike".

Despite the groundbreaking nature of the film's release, critical reception for The Cloverfield Paradox is lukewarm. This was a bold step in entertainment marketing and, even though the product itself is basically crap, it was still a win for Netflix and consumers. While trying to flawless an unlimited energy source to rescue a near-future Earth in on the brink of collapse, the crew of an global space station instead kick-starts the planet's destruction by inadvertently unleashing monsters upon mankind. Vanity Fair's Joanna Robinson sums it up: "The Cloverfield Paradox reaches for so many outlandish twists, turns, and sci-fi tropes that it forgets to build the one thing that genre stories of its kind need: believable and sympathetic human characters". As one crazed Alex Jones-type conspiracy theorist warns in the beginning of the film, these experiments could release "monsters, demons, and beasts from the sea. not just here, but in the past, future, and other dimensions".

We can only hope Overlord is more like 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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