I watched cloverfield...

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by npsf3000, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. SalvorHardin

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    I like MI:3. In my opinion it's also the best of the MI movies.

    I also more or less enjoyed Cloverfield. It's worth checking out.
    Though I still have no idea why we are discussing Cloverfield in the Trek XI forum :lol:
     
  2. miraclefan

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    This is a TREK forum?
     
  3. shapeshifter

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    :censored: crap, npsf3000. I never though of that thing only being a baby! And, The Academic same for your info about the parasites. Fascinating!

    I now want to revisit it but my initial feelings on it were; I hated the people, (wanted them to get eaten.) Hated the shaky cam but it wasn't as bad an experience for me than I thought it would be, going in. The wait to see the Thing was painfully long after anticipating seeing it for so long.

    The Creature is freaking awesome! I fell way from my Godzilla addition long, long ago but that beast fully reminded me why I used to like such things in the first place!

    I'd probably go see a sequel without much prodding.
     
  4. M'Sharak

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    Yeah, I kinda keep waiting for the thread to develop a point which is pertinent to this movie, but it seems never to have gotten very far past "Luckily Star trek is made 6 times the budget." :shifty:
     
  5. Praetor

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    Well, I suppose one could argue that 'Cloverfield' is indicative of J.J. Abrams' film-making abilities to some extent...
     
  6. npsf3000

    npsf3000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    J.J. Abram had a significant role in the making of cloverfield, and he has a significant role in Star trek.

    By understanding clover field we may understand something about star trek...

    EDIT:

    I love how everyone says 'hammer down' was not a nuclear strike... though all their reasons (radiation, emp and huge destructive power) completely ignores that nukes range from 0.3 Kilo tons to 50 megatons...

    A 1.5 Kiloton B61 is exactly what i would use against a "invincible" monster.
     
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  7. SalvorHardin

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    I am repeating myself here but Abrams did not direct Cloverfield which is a pretty important job.
    And Orci/Kurtzman did not write the Cloverfield story which is a pretty important job too.
    Not to mention the hand held camera premise of the film or the plot that have nothing to do with Trek XI.

    So I still don't see why we are discussing Cloverfield.
    Imo Abrams being an important producer in a monster movie doesn't show us anything.
    If one needs to get a feel for Abrams/Kurtzman/Orci work MI:3 is the way to go.
     
  8. npsf3000

    npsf3000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Then make a thread based on that, or talk about it here...

    Obviously we will see when the movie comes out, but i will see if there are any correlations when the movie comes out.
     
  9. ST-One

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    I have it on DVD.
    We could watch it together... though I'm sure we wouldn't make it to the end... ;)
     
  10. ST-One

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    I don't think it is...
    The artistic direction of a movie lies (usually) primarily with the director.
     
  11. Praetor

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    ;)

    Oh, agreed. I didn't say the arguer would be right. ;)
     
  12. MELF

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  13. Hober Mallow

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    Abrams didn't write or direct Cloverfield, so I'm not sure what about Abrams writing or directing ability we're suppose see from it.
     
  14. npsf3000

    npsf3000 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Abrams is the producer of Cloverfield, Abrams is also the producer of star trek.

    From the interviews given, it is apparent that Abrams had a significant role in the making of Cloverfield, from actually envisioning the movie (from a trip to Hong Kong) to things like involving Slusho! in the viral ad campaign.

    So it is not completely irrelevant.

    Either way we will find out in a few weeks, and this is an experiment for those interested based of thoughts before viewing star trek 11.