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In Defence of Howard’s Actions in 10 Cloverfield Lane
John Goodman’s Howard is the violent, unpredictable core of 10 Cloverfield Lane. He’s the inciting incident (running Michelle’s car off the road), the source of all conflict, and the dominator of every scene (a credit to Goodman’s performance). He’s a man of grunts, sighs and exhales, and is, arguably, the physical embodiment of the bunker itself, with its mechanical whirs, bubbling fish tank and compartmentalised chambers.
He’s the film’s antagonist. He bears uncomfortably over Michelle as though she’s his estranged daughter; and bullies Emmett, the builder