The Cloverfield Paradox

Higgs Boson Blues: The simple reason fans are having trouble connecting The Cloverfield Paradox to the Cloververse

February 9, 2018

The new Netflix film The Cloverfield Paradox has had something of a remarkable life. In an unprecedented (yet perhaps inevitable) move, the streaming service dropped the film right after the Super Bowl on Monday, having only officially announced it during that very event. Since it was released, numerous articles and reddit threads have emerged, trying to connect the film to the rest of the dubbed “Cloververse” – that Cinematic Universe also containing 2008’s Cloverfield and 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. And for a film that purported to blow the lid off of what happened in both of these films, fans are having a hard time connecting the dots. But there seems to be a simple reason for this: the film was never intended to be part of the Cloververse at all.... Continue Reading

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Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox (USA, 2018) is not so complex

February 6, 2018

Not so long ago, in a galaxy pretty close, on a planet called Earth we saw the release of Cloverfield. Ten-Years-Ago to be precise. It was a hit at the time, unique with its clever use of found footage that had not been done to death (just yet). With J.J. Abrams producing and Matt Reeves directing, it really was a sleeper hit with a cult following and that was that. Everyone moved on and we continued to enjoy J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot production films for many years to come… then BAM! out comes 10 Cloverfield Lane in 2016, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman and begins a Cloverfield Anthology/Franchise of films all somehow interconnected within the same universe.... Continue Reading

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Surprise! There’s a new Cloverfield movie out right now on Netflix

February 5, 2018

After being rumoured for years, and first known under the title “God Particle”, the third film set in the Cloverfield universe has been released today on Netflix in a surprise move from Paramount Pictures, who had long planned the film for a cinematic release. The film, which we now know is called The Cloverfield Paradox, is a prequel to the original film – released almost ten years ago to the day.... Continue Reading

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