After a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?Written by
On a featurette that appears on the Blu-Ray for 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016), one can briefly see a map of the "Valencia Bunker" alongside a timeline of its construction. According to this timeline:
In 1992, Howard and his pregnant wife moved to the farmhouse.
By 1993, when their daughter Megan was six months old, Howard had built the air lock, the main exit staircase, the mud porch, his bedroom/bathroom and an adjoining room denoted as "original 2nd escape."
By 1999, when Megan was six years old, Howard had built the main space, the kitchen, the original generator room and a second bathroom that is "used as storage" by the time of the movie
By 2008, when Megan was 15, he had added the new generator room, which connects to the main area via the duct that Michelle crawls through; the "current 2nd escape," where she finds Brittany's bloody earrings; the storage hallway; Michelle's room; and "Kyle's nook," which on the map corresponds with where Michelle first meets Emmett - suggesting his character's name was once Kyle.
In 2010, Howard's wife and 17-year-old daughter left him.
2012 is denoted with the words "Megan Prime," presumably referring to Howard's abduction of Brittany
The timeline concludes in the year 2015, with the words "NOW Megan is 22 & in college"
When Howard brings ice cream to Michelle, you can see the ice cream in his cone go from freshly scooped to licked between shots. See more »
[shouting madly while her skin blisters away from her face]
Open up that door, you bitch! Let me in, LET ME IN!
[Michelle tearfully turns and walks away]
No no no no, NO! NO!
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10 Cloverfield Lane gives all the development and the meaningful story that its blood relative installment lacked completely. This is not a spectacle full of screams and special effects. This is a spectacle of tension and suspense of epic proportions. This is a really feel-bad movie at certain points.
First of all, you have to take the leap of faith and go ahead watching without knowing anything of the plot. Don't worry because all the teasers doesn't reveal anything important, but don't try to search information. If everything were that easy, even Hitchcock or Nolan movies would lose all interest.
I was extremely hooked since the furious start to the eye popping and surprising finale. The direction is amazing and claustrophobic. The performances are great, looking up to a surprising Winstead and a unrestrained unforgettable turn by Goodman. The story is gleefully unapologetic delivering chills and full blooded twists (the biggest of all is the intense ending reveal) even thought it deviates from the monster POV storyline.
Secretly made, impeccably marketed, nicely developed and finally here along with us: 10 Cloverfield Lane promised thrills and delivered it and then some. I was expecting some things that I tasted but I was surprised by a complexity and a twisted sense of horror that I didn't see coming. 2016 has released the very first great movie of the year.
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