After months of speculating and watching viral videos marketing, I was able to watch the movie. This is not your usual monster movie nor a heroic complex movie; this is a movie about human beings in an extraordinary circumtances. The monster also scary as hell, I think I had nightmares about it.
Rob Hawkins (Michael Stahl-David) has accepted job in Slusho Company in Japan, and his brother Jason (Mike Vogel) is planning a surprise farewell party with his girlfriend, Lily (Jessica Lucas). Hud (T.J Miller) is given a camera to documented the party, and he interviews everyone including his crush, Marlena (Lizzy Caplan) and Beth (Odette Yustman) who apparently slept with Rob a month ago and broke up. Beth leaves the party before she and Rob can talk about their relationship, when a giant monster attacks the city. The event is being recorded by Hud's camera all night. Rob and his friends has to survive the monster attack while finding Beth who is missing. Directed by Matt Reeves. Produced by J.J Abrams.
I watched this movie behind my fingers. I was so tense and afraid that the monster would leap out from the screen. The movie is not scary, but it was so packed with events that almost didn't give any room to breathe, I almost bite my fingernails in anticipation. Some people avoided this movie because they watched The Blair Witch Project where the film was shot in a jerky camera movement. Well, although this movie is being filmed with the style of amateurish filmmaking, this movie is not amateur at all. I enjoyed watching this movie and thought that the hype and the viral marketing gave me some glimpse of the world of the monster. The movie was so shrouded with mystery, it actually made me wanna watch it again so I could understand what was just happened. The story itself is simple; a bunch of friends are looking for their missing friend in midst of chaos.
My cousin who was watching this movie with me was mesmerized, she asked me whether the movie is real. Yes, it was a dumb question -- but understandable because the movie looks realistic with its dialogue and the events that happening in this movie reminded the viewers with real events that happened in the world recently; like war and terrorist attack. It felt so real, I managed to scream and yelled everytime something bad happened -- it was a rare thing for me to do. The monster was HUGE and scary, and it looked real enough for me. It wasn't fake like Godzilla nor like other monster movies I've ever seen. This is genuine original, and I can't wait for the next sequel if there is any. The only thing I really didn't like about this movie is the main character, Rob. He jeopardized everyone's safety by looking for his one twue wuv, Beth. I was sick hearing him calling out her name, "Beth? Beth?? BETH???" Shut up. Anyway, I really like this movie. One of the kind, and totally worth the hype.
Due to my hectic schedule, I will not be able to review all new movies every week. I apologize. I will however review some older movies from DVDs from time to time. Thank you for understanding.
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