Sunday, February 11, 2018

The "Cloverfield" movies don't seem THAT connected to each other, but whatever.

So having watched the entire "Cloverfield" series, I can say that I probably enjoyed "The Cloverfield Paradox" the most because it deals with fringe sciences and interdimensional travel, and those are usually high on my list of favorite movie tropes. I enjoyed the original "Cloverfield" very much, I'm a sucker for a giant monster movie, but I thought the story being told in "The Cloverfield Paradox" was a lot more interesting. 

Now that there are three films in this series, and one more coming this year, I wonder if there will be a way to sew them together eventually. They share themes, iconographies, and even creatures, but there is no cohesive or solidified story that connects them all together. I say that, but "The Cloverfield Paradox" feels like it could be a prequel for "Cloverfield" in someways (well in one big way, anyway).

I guess that's part of the fun, and probably why this series may never die out. So long as the creators keep hinting a connection, fans will keep watching in hopes it will all come together somehow. This sort of interest is what kept the "Five Night's at Freddy's" series so popular. I'm sure the good people at Bad Robot will just keep pumping out "Cloverfield" movies until viewership starts to dwindle, then just reboot the series a few after that to reinvigorate the franchise. 

Well I don't want to sound too cynical. I do like these movies, even if there's little to prove they have anything to do with each other. 

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