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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 4 February 2018 (USA)
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Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

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Julius Onah

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Oren Uziel (screenplay by), Oren Uziel (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Hamilton
David Oyelowo ... Kiel
Daniel Brühl ... Schmidt
John Ortiz ... Monk
Chris O'Dowd ... Mundy
Aksel Hennie ... Volkov
Ziyi Zhang ... Tam
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jensen
Roger Davies ... Michael
Clover Nee Clover Nee ... Molly
Jordan Rivera Jordan Rivera ... Ayana Age 7
Michael Stokes III Michael Stokes III ... Isaac Age 7
Celeste Clark ... Ayana Age 4
Nathan Oliver ... Isaac Age 4
Donal Logue ... Mark Stambler
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In the near future, there is an energy crisis on Earth. The Cloverfield Station with a multinational crew will test the Shepard particle accelerator expecting to generate energy for all countries solving the energy problem. However, the experiment goes wrong, damages the station and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth. They also find a woman entwined with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and they learn she worked in an identical Cloverfield Station in another dimension. Now the scientists need to find a way to return to their own dimension. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The future unleashed every thing.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action, violence, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Particle See more »

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$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film was before release confirmed to be the third installment of J.J. Abrams' Cloverfield series. However, it was first supposed to be a movie of its own called God Particle in which, during a war against Russia, a group of American astronauts find themselves at stake when they come upon the fact that Earth has disappeared and that a Russian ship is trying to make contact with them. See more »

Goofs

When the crew going to split of maintenance deck they walk the open space, hook themselves and the hook swing like they are in gravitational area. They jump and walk like there is a gravity. But they are at the open space and open space is no gravity. See more »

Quotes

Tam: Logic doesn't apply to any of this.
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Referenced in Netflix Acquires Seth Rogen (2018) See more »

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Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) & Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Glad I ignored the bad reviews...
10 March 2018 | by ario-34119See all my reviews

Because it's a good movie.

Let me start with this: I didn't watch Cloverfield because I couldn't stand first person camera view movies. People say it's good, I'm a sci-fi lover, but I just can't. So I can only read what it's about, but don't know the details. I did watch Ten Cloverfield Lane, though, and I love it.

If I may venture a guess, I think this is some kind of prequel. This is what happens to cause the things that happen in Cloverfield and Ten Cloverfield Lane. And I'm telling you, ignore the bad reviews, because it's good. Good story with good direction and great cast with great acting. The suspense is good, the gore is not over the top, and the script provides emotional moments that the cast deliver very efficiently.

If there are any flaws, it's probably just the pace, which is a bit slow and predictable twists. There are also some plot holes that doesn't really bug me. I would've given it a 9 if it weren't for them.


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