10 Cloverfield Lane review
written by Souranath Banerjee
The success of the film lies in creating the constant doubt in the minds of the audience.
My ratings: 4/5
Only few rare people have an escape plan all figured out in anticipation of the moment when the world will be in the verge of destruction.
And you should consider yourself real lucky if at the very moment of an apocalypse you are saved by one such person who keeps you safe and alive in his specially built underground shelter, completely sealed from the disastrous outer world!
But wait; what if this world-coming-to-an-end theory is all a facade and the lucky ones are actually taken prisoners in this so-called safe-house, including you?
10 Cloverfield Lane is a thriller that skillfully explores this innovative concept and through a series of dramatic events the film keeps the audience guessing till the end.
Debutant director Dan Trachtenberg has managed to create enough suspense with just three characters and that too within a few indoor locations (at least for 90% of the film).
And on top of that some great performances by John Goodman (one of my favorite character actor), Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. have managed to pull the film through with enough expertise.
The CGI parts (though visible for very little screen time) are decently executed but i doubt how much good does they do to the story.
I mean the film could have been better with an alternative ending where there was no need for any VFX at all. Well, just a thought.
But never mind, overall 10 Cloverfield Lane is a very different kind of shelter-film, engaging and entertaining, and it keeps you at the edge of your seat – no complains.
Watch it if you like indoor dramas with few characters and a hint of SCI FI in it.
Poster courtesy: www.impawards.com