Cloverfield, Monstrous, Furious, Whatever

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It sounds like J.J. Abrams may have been out filming his shaky-cam monster movie on the Lower East Side. In case you’ve been enveloped by a moving cloud of Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, here’s the poster (swiped from Ain’t It Cool).

I’m embarrassed to say that I’ve been completely seduced by the trailer for this movie, and its attendant black-ops marketing maneuvers. I don’t even have it in me to rail against the blatant overtones of 9/11ism — if anything the tone of the trailer is eerily (possibly even valid-ly) evocative of that horrible day. Though I still don’t get what the monster is supposed to be. Something large enough to snap off, and subsequently huck, the head of the Statue of Liberty, I guess. Are we in Creature Double Feature territory here? Gamera is friend to all children…