Film Review – 10 Cloverfield Lane

Another sequel this month but this time one I was aware of before! Yes 10 Cloverfield Lane continues on from the 2008 disaster movie about an alien invader on the streets of New York.

The latest installment holds virtually no resemblance to the first but that’s not all bad and instead of just pure horror this film can go under the title of thriller too.

When a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) wakes up and finds herself trapped underground living in a shelter with two other men (John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.) she must decide whether she believes the horrifying story of what is going on outside the shelter.

Is she being held captive for other reasons or is there really something disastrous happening?It comes down to deciding whether Howard is telling the truth or not. I will give nothing away save this: the ending is unpredictable, but then on saying that by the final credits you feel as though you should have seen it all coming from the start. I think the movie concludes brilliantly.

10 Cloverfield Lane is one for those of you who like to be scared but in a way that isn’t the same as the usual horrors out there, there are moments throughout that will see you jump and that’s more to do with parts of it being extremely realistic. A woman locked away under a house, how many times have we heard that reported of late? Compelling, thrilling viewing though for sure!

**** – Four Star

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