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Netflix's new 'Cloverfield Paradox' is a dud, and no amount of marketing gimmicks can save it
NBC News ^ | 2/2018 | Bundel

Posted on 02/08/2018 12:08:08 PM PST by pabianice

The Super Bowl this year featured an upset, with the Philadelphia Eagles defeating perennial favorites the New England Patriots. Nevertheless, the commercials were mostly vanilla and overall ratings were down nearly 8% from 2017. Arguably, the biggest bombshell came from Netflix, which dropped the first and only trailer for "The Cloverfield Paradox," a film billed as the surprise third installment in the ongoing franchise of interconnected Cloverfield films from producer J.J. Abrams. The ad itself was a little unclear on the film’s plot or the release date. It merely said the movie was “Coming Very Soon.” As it turns out, that meant “as soon as the game was over.”

Those involved with the film — plus a few high-profile friends, like director Ava DuVernay — jumped on Twitter to herald this unexpected movie release as a flash of innovative genius: No warning, no marketing, a flash event you never saw coming and then the sudden ability (for subscribers) to stream it straight to your living room.

The release was a dramatic way for Netflix to announce its acquisition, and it pulled in a lot of eyeballs. Within 48 hours, it seems like quite a few viewers have found time to sit down and see what the fuss is all about. But was it a way to change up the movie business? Was it going to make traditional production companies race faster to a new streaming-release based format, for example?

No.

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I stumbled over it. It's absolutely horrid.
1 posted on 02/08/2018 12:08:08 PM PST by pabianice
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The original Cloverfield movie was pretty dumb. Why on earth would you make another one?


2 posted on 02/08/2018 12:17:37 PM PST by WisconsinRep
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I saw it, pretty laughable. A guy loses his arm and he’s like “Oh, I lost my arm. OK, back to work. Just an arm”


3 posted on 02/08/2018 12:20:13 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
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To: pabianice

More JJ Drek.

How this man continues to get employment is beyond me.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 12:20:16 PM PST by Skywise
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It's absolutely horrid.

Yeah - I didn't get it.

5 posted on 02/08/2018 12:24:35 PM PST by TomServo
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Thats worse than what I saw on 911. A Guy got an iron rod through his head a few weeks ago during a car wreck, had surgery, and now is already back on the job as of last night.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 12:26:12 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: KC_Conspirator

Without a scar; just a little red mark where one would be. Someone wasn’t thinking but I guess that’s nothing new for Hollyweird these days.


7 posted on 02/08/2018 12:29:32 PM PST by Boomer (Leftism is a Mental Cancer on Society! Pray for a cure for the diseased and damaged left!)
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The original Cloverfield movie was pretty dumb. Why on earth would you make another one?

The only good thing I can say about the first Cloverfield movie which I saw on TV, was that it spawned a great South Park episode.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 12:32:29 PM PST by MD Expat in PA
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Yeah, somehow I stumbled into watching the original Cloverfield well after it left the theatres. I remember there was a lot of buzz about this movie and it’s novelty. Sitting through the whole movie I kept wondering when we get to the good part. Turns out the ending credits was the good part. A vapid movie aimed at Millenials.


9 posted on 02/08/2018 12:33:35 PM PST by Obadiah
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Just finished it today.

I wasn’t repulsed by it or overwhelming impressed by it.

It does appear to link the 3 movies together causally.

Some of the CGI was pretty good.


10 posted on 02/08/2018 12:39:03 PM PST by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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[Phineas] Gage was preparing for an explosion, using the tamping iron he holds in the photograph to compact explosive charge in a borehole. As he was doing so, the iron produced a spark that ignited the powder, and the resulting blast propelled the tamping iron straight through his head.

Remarkably, Gage survived this horrific ordeal, and by all accounts was conscious and walking within minutes.

John Harlow, the physician who attended to Gage at the scene, noted that the tamping iron was found some 10 metres away, “where it was afterward picked up by his men, smeared with blood and brain”.

We actually know next to nothing about Gage’s personality before the injury, so it is difficult to understand exactly how it changed afterward, and the story is further complicated by our incomplete knowledge of the extent of his injury. Despite this, the case of Phineas Gage has been used and abused ever since it first appeared. Neurologists have cited it as evidence in support their pet theories, and even creationists have been known to cite it as evidence that personality is not a product of brain function.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2010/nov/05/phineas-gage-head-personality


11 posted on 02/08/2018 12:40:15 PM PST by sparklite2 (See more at Sparklite Times)
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Thanks for the heads-up. Saw the promo on Netflixs. Guess I’ll stick with Midsommer Murders and Altered Carbon.


12 posted on 02/08/2018 12:41:12 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: WisconsinRep

The original Cloverfield movie was pretty dumb. Why on earth would you make another one?


Not sure. The sequel with John Goodman was very good—it kept me on the edge of my seat and had a surprise ending. However, calling it a sequel may not be quite accurate. Aside from the “Cloverfield” name in the title, the plots of the two movies were very different. It did not even appear to be the same monster.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 12:46:12 PM PST by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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It was so so but at 3am and can’t sleep well anything will do:-)


14 posted on 02/08/2018 12:54:03 PM PST by Harpotoo
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I haven’t been able to get past the first 5 minutes.

Altered Carbon though is gold. I’ve watched it twice now and it holds up ... 10 episodes 1 hour each and it delivers. I’ll watch it again in a couple of days because I like to see the script from the movie point of view.


15 posted on 02/08/2018 12:55:19 PM PST by Fhios (1988 - Where's Waldo :: 2018 - Where's Jeff Sessions.)
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Redeeming factor: Zhang Ziyi


16 posted on 02/08/2018 1:03:58 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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I have not seen the first or this new one. However, I agree with you about the second one with John Goodman. I thought it was very well done. I assumed the third one would start where the heroine drove off towards New Orleans.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 1:11:46 PM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: pabianice

98% of Netflix is a dud. Most shows, I can’t get through the first few minutes and, if I do, then suddenly they end without any sort of closure. It’s like production runs out of money and poof! they close down shop and go home.


18 posted on 02/08/2018 1:23:39 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Obadiah

At leadst you didnt pay for it. I paid for my wife and I to see The Blair Witch Project.


19 posted on 02/08/2018 1:31:52 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: bgill

True.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 1:57:45 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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