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Project: Cloverfield
« on: 20 Nov 2007, 13:53 »

So, the trailer for JJ Abrams movie "Cloverfield" is out.  I know everyone has speculations on the creature(s), but after watching the trailer, I believe we were all wrong.  I saw the trailer at work, on a crappy computer, but one brief scene made me go back and watch it a couple of times.


What do y'all think?  Linkages below

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1060277/trailers
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #1 on: 27 Nov 2007, 08:37 »

Really looking forward to it, like the viral aspect of the marketing so far. I also think movies are good for Abrams because it might force him to work out a storyline in less than three years. If this movie ends in a cliffhanger I may be responsible for the delay of the next Star Trek movie.

The only thing I don't like so far? Him making a big deal of not revealing the name of "Cloverfield" and then the name being Cloverfield. I mean, it's a good name, but if you don't have the drama don't pretend like you do.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #2 on: 27 Nov 2007, 12:24 »

The one time you actually see something it kinda looked like Godzilla to me. But then there was the scene where there was the sound of wings fluttering, unless that was a helicopter.

Now I am intrigued and want to see it. Grr.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #3 on: 27 Nov 2007, 14:41 »

i saw a preview for this in theaters a while back and i'm pretty interested to see what it's all about. i'll see it.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #4 on: 27 Nov 2007, 16:16 »

All the hints and glimpses of the monster have done nothing to convince me that it isn't a giant dick.

Seriously guys it could very well be an oversized penis destroying New York.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #5 on: 27 Nov 2007, 17:42 »

Actually, that's a lot more interesting than any alternative that suddenly springs to mind.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #6 on: 28 Nov 2007, 14:15 »

somebody told me they thought it was a gigantic lion. i don't know where they got that information but that would be amazing if that's what it was. unfortunately it will probably be something far less interesting. but we shall see.
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« Reply #7 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:11 »

There was some dispute over some dialog in the original trailer, people thought it said "I saw it, it's a______ it's huge!" Whether it says Lion or alive is up to interpretation.

About 57 seconds in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQ3cbySLKs&feature=related
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #8 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:31 »

It's worth noting that Abrams didn't write this.

Drew Goddard is the pen behind this movie and he is, far and away, one of the best new genre writers in Hollywood. His episodes of Buffy, Angel, Alias, and Lost are among my favorites for each series. He is the sole origin of me wanting to see this movie.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #9 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:36 »

There was some dispute over some dialog in the original trailer, people thought it said "I saw it, it's a______ it's huge!" Whether it says Lion or alive is up to interpretation.

About 57 seconds in here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVQ3cbySLKs&feature=related

Hmm....I think it most definitely says "lion." I listened a few times through my stereo headphones and I'm fairly convinced. This looks cool already but if the monster is a giant lion it's gonna be all kinds of cool.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #10 on: 28 Nov 2007, 15:46 »

i really does sound like "lion"

i never noticed; i just assumed it was "alive" without actually listening carefully. i really hope it's a lion.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #11 on: 28 Nov 2007, 16:53 »

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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #12 on: 28 Nov 2007, 16:57 »

unfortunately it will probably be something far less interesting.

Like a big plume of black smoke?
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #13 on: 28 Nov 2007, 16:58 »

Well, the trailer also mentioned a roar of some kind. I hope it's a lion. I'm sick of every giant monster being a lizard or insect of some kind.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #14 on: 28 Nov 2007, 17:04 »

Like a big plume of black smoke?

so you saw Rise of the Silver Surfer too huh?
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #15 on: 28 Nov 2007, 17:47 »

Well, the trailer also mentioned a roar of some kind. I hope it's a lion. I'm sick of every giant monster being a lizard or insect of some kind.

I don't know, a lion would be bad ass and a breath of fresh air from the normal monster movie cliches.  But I think something humanoid would be more terrifying than a giant lion.  But a lion is still awesome.  I wonder if they kill it with a giant spear.  Like the Lance of Longinus or something.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #16 on: 28 Nov 2007, 18:08 »

Dudes

Chimera. It's the only thing that makes sense. The wings, the lion talk, the scales.

Can a Pegasus be far behind?

Hmmm, I'm going to put that on a shirt - "Chimera: It's the only thing that makes sense."
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« Reply #17 on: 28 Nov 2007, 18:31 »

I'm trying to remember this because it was a few months ago, but there was an interview I read that mentions the monster being an alien. Don't take this for truth though because the 'interview' was apparently from an 'anonymous' source working on the film.

Edit: I just looked at fan sites and wikipedia. This slusho.jp is apparently an ARG of some kind, as was hinted at by one of the members of the project. The drink was given publicity by Heroes cast members, which was supposed to bring people to search for this website.

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This is the poster for the movie. Notice the water.

Edited the Edited Edit: http://youtube.com/watch?v=ufYF0f-zMgY This is the new trailer, which some of you have probably seen. I like how we are told where the movie is going to end, and that the main characters most likely die in the very beginning of the trailer.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #18 on: 28 Nov 2007, 20:52 »

hmm the youtubers raise a good point; it could be cthulhu, based on what we've seen so far. i'm not opposed to that. cthulhu is pretty much awesome.

however, i have accepted the possibility that it may never actually explain what the monster is. which wouldn't be all bad either.
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« Reply #19 on: 28 Nov 2007, 21:33 »

the youtubers raise a good point

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« Reply #20 on: 29 Nov 2007, 09:14 »

hmm the youtubers raise a good point; it could be cthulhu, based on what we've seen so far. i'm not opposed to that. cthulhu is pretty much awesome.

Cthulhu? I would poop my pants with glee. Somehow I doubt it though, I think Abrams wants his own monster, which is pretty awesome. Are there any decent Cthulhu movies? I haven't heard of any.
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« Reply #21 on: 29 Nov 2007, 13:36 »

however, i have accepted the possibility that it may never actually explain what the monster is. which wouldn't be all bad either.

That would be a really cool approach to a monster movie.  I don't think it's wholly original, though.
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« Reply #22 on: 03 Dec 2007, 04:12 »

I saw the preview today when I was watching Beowulf and that film looks pretty cool. I assumed it would be terrorists or something at first but this whole thing just looks awesome.
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« Reply #23 on: 03 Dec 2007, 06:20 »

There is already a Cthulhu movie in the works. So it doesn't make sense that this would be a Cthulhu movie.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #24 on: 03 Dec 2007, 13:51 »

what what what!?
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« Reply #25 on: 03 Dec 2007, 18:35 »

There is already a Cthulhu movie in the works. So it doesn't make sense that this would be a Cthulhu movie.
Why would you tell us this and then forget to give a link. Yea, neglect to give a link.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #27 on: 09 Dec 2007, 20:41 »

What if it wasn't?
That's a pretty interesting picture either way. It feels right somehow. Viable.
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« Reply #28 on: 09 Dec 2007, 21:33 »

My god, those giant sea-lice are as tall as a New York hipster!
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #29 on: 09 Dec 2007, 21:59 »

Someone should show that to tommy.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #30 on: 09 Dec 2007, 22:05 »

I knew putting up that tank of 1,000 tons of plankton in Times Square at the beginning of the film would end up biting them in the ass.

So is this movie going to be another Mother-Earth-Strikes-Back movie? I know that Sixth Sense guy is making one too.
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« Reply #31 on: 09 Dec 2007, 22:33 »

If Shyamalan's making one, presumably at the end we'll find out it's actually all happening on Mars instead of on Earth, or that the protagonists are all actually shape-shifting aliens and the Earth is fighting back against them to save humanity, or that the whole movie is actually taking place within the dream of an amnesiac dog, or something equally annoying.
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« Reply #32 on: 09 Dec 2007, 23:12 »

I figure that the "suicide gas" emitted by the Earth in the film are actually confederate ghosts rising again to take revenge.

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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #33 on: 11 Dec 2007, 18:32 »

Guys.



It's a giant isopod.
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« Reply #34 on: 11 Dec 2007, 18:41 »

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« Reply #35 on: 11 Dec 2007, 19:12 »

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« Reply #36 on: 11 Dec 2007, 20:42 »

If it looks anything like Godzilla I will seriously kill someone.
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« Reply #37 on: 12 Dec 2007, 08:29 »

The trailer confused me quite a bit. Also Tori Spelling is in it, so there's a big indicator right off.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #38 on: 12 Dec 2007, 12:46 »

Guys.

Cthulhu.

It is out, and apparently it sucks.

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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #39 on: 12 Dec 2007, 13:59 »

Wow, that things legs look awful tiny to hold up that torso(?). That is not a cool looking monster from that particular viewpoint. I like the fanart whale much better.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #40 on: 12 Dec 2007, 14:01 »

i was thinking the same thing. but based on the way it's moving i'm thinking it could also be a quadruped.
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« Reply #41 on: 12 Dec 2007, 14:34 »

I am very sure the monster is not bipedal.
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« Reply #43 on: 12 Dec 2007, 15:09 »

The HP Lovecraft Historical Society have made a fantastic film version of the Call of Cthulhu. It's filmed as if the rights were optioned at the time the story was written: ie. a black and white silent film, with Ryleh like something out of the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a stop-motio Cthulhu. It's better than any modern version you could concievably imagine. As far as I'm concerned, the only Mythos tale that's really filmable is The Dunwich Horror. If I ever make a feature film, I will make an updated adaptation of that set on the Isle of Wight.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #44 on: 13 Dec 2007, 14:01 »

After looking at that monster a couple of thousand times I am hoping for NY to be attacked by a giant Isopod.
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #45 on: 28 Dec 2007, 21:47 »

Whether or not these pictures of "concept art" are just red herring or not, I have no idea, but these are some things that people a lot more curious than I am are coming up with.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e240/bubhui/FAN15.jpg

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http://www.massiveblack.com/stabby/paint16.jpg
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #46 on: 28 Dec 2007, 22:13 »

I'm reasonably confident this will be one of those movies where the trailers are OMGWTFBBQ AWESOME and the actual movie is a major disappointment.

Just like M. Night Shyamalan's films, in fact.
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« Reply #47 on: 28 Dec 2007, 22:16 »

the first picture isn't it, well at least I don't think it can be without getting them sued since it was the monster in Godzilla the Movie 2000
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Re: Project: Cloverfield
« Reply #48 on: 28 Dec 2007, 22:59 »

it cant be that second picture either, on the massive black website they have more pictures of taht thing, i think its from a videogame or someting

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« Reply #49 on: 28 Dec 2007, 23:12 »

also if you forgot you can view 15 other pictures of the stabby monster by chaning the number after the word paint in the url from 2-16
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