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On the eve of D-Day, American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation. They find themselves fighting against supernatural forces, part of a Nazi experiment. (Rumored to be Cloverfield 4)
I like the concept, if nothing else. I love history, so period-piece horrors, while pretty hard to pull off, are inherently appealing. World War 2 has a lot of interesting history to look into as well (and a horror/war movie hybrid should be good).

Aside from that, Pilou Asbæk ended up being kind of hilarious on Game of Thrones Season 7, so him in a lead role is probably a good thing (given some of the promos, I'll be guessing he's a villain or something... which is probably a good use of his talents). I know Iain De Casestecker is pretty loved on Agents of Shield too, not that I ever got super into that show. On the downside cast-wise, Jacob Anderson is excruciatingly bland on Thrones... so I'll hope he's less bland here.
Cloverfield needs to step up from Paradox cause idk what I watched but that wasn't IT.
This technically is no longer part of the Cloverfield universe. I think The Cloverfield Paradox tainted that brand enough for the year so Paramount is distancing this from that. On the bright side I think if it was genuinely bad, Paramount would have no problem dumping onto Netflix so the fact that they are confident enough in releasing it theatrically is a good sign.
(08-29-2018, 06:58 PM)An Opposer Wrote: [ -> ]This technically is no longer part of the Cloverfield universe. I think The Cloverfield Paradox tainted that brand enough for the year so Paramount is distancing this from that. On the bright side I think if it was genuinely bad, Paramount would have no problem dumping onto Netflix so the fact that they are confident enough in releasing it theatrically is a good sign.

The Cloverfield Paradox didn't really taint the brand for Paramount. Overlord was just mistaken for a Cloverfield sequel from the start. A proper Cloverfield sequel is still in the works, and likely wont be as mediocre as Paradox. They only tossed that movie onto Netflix in hopes that it'd be forgotten (and it pretty much is).
Cloverfield Paradox is like the poster child for studios dumping their bad films to Netflix, I wouldn't say it's forgotten because it's started a trend for studios dumping the films they know will flop there and will go down as one of the year's biggest blunders. I definitely think The Cloverfield Paradox brought up all the flaws that their supposed Cloverfield franchise has to audiences. For one thing it's as if they are unsure if they want to genuinely release original films all under a specific property, or create a forced universe that they just shoehorn together.
So this isn't a Cloverfield sequel?
I don't really care about the rumors surrounding this being a Cloverfield sequel, I just think the premise looks badass and the trailer was good.
It's more or less confirmed not to be a Cloverfield sequel. The movie still looks awesome though.
Well, I saw it this weekend, and it is definitely as awesome as the trailers looked. It's not that scary or deep, but it's got great creature and gore effects, a director who knows how to use them to the fullest, some very fun action scenes, and a remarkably solid cast who brought a lot of life to the characters (especially Boyce, Ford, and Wafner). It's basically like the people who made this took a look at a Syfy original movie about Nazi zombies and asked themselves "okay, but what if this was good?". It may have nothing to do with Cloverfield, but it is, for my money, the best unlicensed Wolfenstein adaptation ever made.

My full review is here.
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