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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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Storyline

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

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English | Mandarin | German

Release Date:

4 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Particle See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.39 : 1
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Some viewers have theorized that the seven vertical stripes seen on the crew uniforms represent the seven continents of Earth. However, not all the crew have the seven stripes. Hamilton and Tam each have five stripes on their uniforms, rather than seven. So the significance of the stripes - if any - remains uncertain. See more »

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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 »

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Newscaster: Why does the Shepard Accelerator worry you so much?
Mark Stambler: Because that accelerator is a thousand times more powerful than any ever built. Every time they test it, they risk open the membrane of space-time, smashing together multiple dimensions, shattering reality. And not just on that station, everywhere. This experiment could unleash chaos, the like of which we have never seen. Monsters, demons, beasts from the sea...
Newscaster: To clarify, you believe their efforts to solve the energy crisis might unleash ...
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When the movie premiered on Netflix, the Netflix logo appeared before the Bad Robot logo at the start of the film. When the movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures, the Netflix logo was replaced by the Paramount logo which still runs before the Bad Robot logo. See more »

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Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) & Rakim (as William Griffin)
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The Cloverfield Paradox: I get it, I just don't like it
25 February 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Let's be clear I really enjoyed Cloverfield (2008), I considered 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) to be a huge let down and was stunned upon the sudden blanket release of The Cloverfield Paradox.

I heard nothing but bad things, everyone I know slammed it and every review I read online crapped all over it so unsurprisingly I went in prepared for the worst.

Paradox looks the part, then again it should for 26 million dollars. The cast do a great job including the always excellent Chris O'Dowd and the movie has an element of mystery that kept me interested.

How are the three movies connected? I wondered, surely they must be right?

Well after watching the film, having a good think and even googling fan theories I can confidently say I mostly get it but simply don't like it. It is far easier to connect 1 & 3 than 2 & 3, someone might have to explain that to me in a bit more depth.

I understand that the movie is science fiction but Paradox has too much pseudo science for me and left too many things unexplained and I'm not even talking the connection stuff.

I don't think this is a bad film I just think that the three Cloverfield movies are broken jigsaw pieces that the creators are trying to awkwardly force together and it just isn't working.

I'd like to see one more, one final Cloverfield movie that competently explains everything. If that were done then it would add so much to this and Cloverfield Lane.

Alas won't hold my breath, I predict a final movie as baffling as this one which will not leave fans with the answers they seek.

I'd say nice try, but I'd be lying.

The Good:

Chris O'Dowd

Looks decent enough

The Bad:

Couple of bits are scientifically bafflingly inaccurate

The whole franchise is just a poorly made mish mash of ideas

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Whatever that generated food was, I don't want it

Identical twins and rocky road sounds both a sexy and terrifying sexual fantasy


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