MadHatter Review

The Cloverfield Paradox is a paradox of marketing. But the question is, is it any good.

I am not a big football fan, but I enjoy watching the Super Bowl. More specifically the movie trailers and commercials. Just like any other movie buff, I already had an idea of what trailers will be popping up. So, when the Cloverfield trailer came on, I wasn’t surprised, just shocked to find out that the film was bought by Netflix and premiering after the game. The Cloverfield franchise has always done a great job of hiding any information about their films. Look at 10 Cloverfield Lane, it just came out of nowhere, we just got a trailer and next thing we know is that the film is coming out very soon. But the question is, is it any good. For the most part it is.

Let me start of with what works in The Cloverfield Paradox. The film has a very interesting premise. You have a group of scientists trying out a crazy experiment that creates a paradox that goes through the entire universe and into the multiverse. The cast also does a great job. Everyone from Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Zhang Ziyi is given their moments to shine. 

Truth is these days it’s so hard to go see a film not know anything about it, with so many movie trailers and spoilers on social media. That is not true here. There was just a teaser that was shown during the Super Bowl. It was awesome going into this movie not knowing anything.

Paradox does play more like a homage to late 70’s early 80’s sci-fi horror films. Which is really a double edge sword. It works for the most part. It just falls in that category of being a bit predictable. 

If you are a fan of Cloverfield and like old school Sci-fi Horror, I’ll say check it out. 

Cloverfield Paradox is currently streaming on Netflix.

3 Hats 3 out 4 Hats

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