Okay two days ago I watched Cloverfield.
I must say... I thought it was a movie that I wasn't gonna like.
I mean... just by watching the trailer you know it's one of those movies that are made to look like the entire movie was taped on a camcorder.
That means... a lot of shaking around when the camera man runs.
Watch the trailer here to get a feel of that.
That really annoyed me in the beginning.
But as I watched the movie to the end, I kinda liked it.
It was a rather different monster/disaster movie...and it really really made the viewer feel as if he/she was really in that situation.
So I loved the movie... except for a few really really UNREALISTIC points in the movie.
Now I can accept unrealism in movies... but for a movie that tries to give a close to reality take on a disaster like that... some of the unrealistic parts in this movie were a little pushing it.
First of all... how is it that this chick Beth who was injured with an iron rod through her chest was able to walk, run, scream and hey... even drag Hud out of the helicopter wreckage.
Unless of course she's WOLVERINE and heals as fast as you can say the word "BULLSHIT!!!".
The second thing that I find that annoyed me was all the soldiers shooting their guns at the monster when they know it's not doing anything.
Is that even natural?
Lets say you're a little kid.
And you go try tickle your friend.
Then you find after a few seconds of attempted tickling, your friend doesn't laugh or anything.
What do you do next?
A) Say "Oh ... you're not ticklish... I guess I'll have to find something else to get you at".
B) Say "KOOOOOOTCHIE KOOOTCHIE KOOOO!!!!!!!" and continue to tickle your friend.
Unless you're a moron... your answer would be A right??
Same thing with the monster. If your rifle isn't even denting the monster.... stop shooting and RUN AWAY.
Now the last and final thing that bothered me about the movie was...
Throughout the whole movie there was a bad monster turning Manhattan into an open air car park. Towards the end of the movie, we know that since the movie started, to the end it was about over 7 hours.
Now in that all that time...
WHERE THE HELL WAS OPTIMUS PRIME WHEN YOU NEEDED HIM THE MOST?!?!?!
I mean.. Optimus Prime would've pwned that monster!