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Highly Suspect Reviews: 10 Cloverfield Lane

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead gets into a car accident and wakes up in an underground bunker where John Goodman has brought her and claims that there’s been some sort of ‘attack’ on America and outside is unlivable. Seems fishy, no? Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Regardless, Mary really goes through the wringer trying to figure out what’s going on here. And yes…this is arguably in the same universe as Cloverfield (which has been stated officially by JJ Abrams, so NOT a spoiler), but to find out how and when this happens in the film you’ll have to stick around after the final thoughts as Chris, Kat, Davis, Herman, and JC dissect it thoroughly with their post-review spoilers.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • Joe M

    Great review guys! Cloverfield is my favorite film, so I was beyond excited for this. I was in love with the majority of the film, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the end. I think my main gripe is the designs of certain things, but the actual series of events doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is that the director has come out saying that the original didn’t happen in this film’s universe, while JJ has said that there are explicit connections. I just want an answer! But overall I’d give it 8.5 out of 10 Cloverfield Lanes.

    • Thank you!

    • Mr_Plainview

      Personally I’d take what the director says as truth since JJ has a well established history of completely talking out his ass about things. Today JJ will say one about a project, then tomorrow he’ll say something that 100% contradicts it. He either can’t make up his mind or he just likes saying things to get stuff to sell.

      I also really enjoyed the movie, and I like the end a lot because it makes me want to know more about this world and see where other future films will go.

  • You’re Not My Supervisor

    Kat I think you got Mary Elizabeth Winstead confusued with Anna Kendrick. Especially by hollywood standards she’s not extremely petite.

  • NegPrimer

    Wow, I’m soooo glad I waited to listen to this until after seeing the movie. You guys give away WAY, WAY too much info during the intro to this.

  • A. T. Smith

    I remember reading an article making Michelle’s journey more about finding her strength from running from abuse. Not just from her domestic life with Ben but from her life with Howard. After that I watched the movie again (which never happen for horror/suspense movies) and it ended up taking a movie I already liked and made me like it more. It was how that little change made the motivations of her instant fight seem more plausible and her situational awareness seem more apropos than that of her usual final girl bit. I can’t say enough about the props to the very limited cast, also I wan’t a secret Cloverfield spinoff like tomorrow. It seriously washed the taste of the original (which I disliked the characters but loved the situation) out of my mouth and made want more in this world