10 Cloverfield Lane – Film Review

Title: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Age: 12

Released: 10th March 2016

Director:  Dan Trachtenberg

Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction

Rating: *** (3/5 stars)

About:  After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Review: This is the type of film, where I feel like you have to constantly pay attention. It never gives anything anyway until the end and even then you’re wondering what has just happened.

Not to spoil anything, but I did feel like the ending was a bit out of place when I first watched it. However, after rewatching it with my father, we both came to the conclusion that it does make some sense.

This conclusion came, however, after a lot of thought and confusion. The ending does work, though, but I was a little slow when it came to fully understanding it. This is why I gave it 3/5 stars. I like a film to be more straightforward and not mind boggling.

Besides the ending, I did rather enjoy the rest of the film. It kept going backwards and forwards between whether or not the man was crazy or if there really was something else going on and then, just when you thought that you knew the answer to what was going on, something would happen and you wouldn’t know what to think.

I quite liked this, it kept me guessing throughout the film and really made me feel involved.

This film creates tension, there are three characters in a bunker, no one knows who to trust, especially not us as we’re watching the film and this really did keep it interesting as a film.

Whilst watching it, you’re left wondering what is going on and you kind of just want it to get to the ending just so it will all make sense! I mean that in the nicest way possible because I hate being kept in suspense but this is why this film works.

It keeps the audience on their toes until the very end.

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