21 January 2008

Cloverfield and Juno

Sucked and rocked respectively. Unfortunately, some good friends of ours spent a certificate to get us all tickets to Cloverfield. Fortunately, I was along for the movie to visit with my friends once more before they moved out of town. (Which I hope went well.)

It wasn't so much that the monster movie sucked, it was more that the idea wasn't implemented properly. It shouldn't have been filmed as a Blair Witch knockoff and there should have been some form of backstory on the monster. I've been learning a lot about the importance of backstory lately and I firmly believe it could have turned the lemon that was Cloverfield into a kickass movie.

Juno, on the other hand, was quirky and beautiful. Someone met and captured the kid I used to be. (Without the teen pregnancy part.) I felt validated by a brave examination of a real, meaningful teen character. I highly recommend Juno, so I won't ruin it for anyone by going into too much detail here.


Cloverfield

Juno