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Subject: Re: The Cloverfield Paradox
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Subject: Re: The Cloverfield Paradox
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:56:23 -0600
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On 2/6/2018 2:01 PM, moviePig wrote:
> On 2/6/2018 2:41 PM, Obveeus wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 2/6/2018 2:18 PM, moviePig wrote:
>>> On 2/6/2018 10:12 AM, Obveeus wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 2/6/2018 9:49 AM, moviePig wrote:
>>>>> On 2/5/2018 8:48 PM, bermuda999 wrote:
>>>>>> On Monday, February 5, 2018 at 6:03:53 AM UTC-5, Greg Singh wrote:
>>>>>>> Doesn't sound too good:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/05/the-cloverfield-paradox... 
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As mentioned in your link, it was originally a cheap sci-fi movie 
>>>>>> called "God Particle" unrelated to Cloverfield. It was 
>>>>>> retro-fitted with references to Cloverfield.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The Cloverfield Paradox Lands With a Thud"
>>>>>>
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/02/the-clover... 
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "The Cloverfield Paradox should have been a comedy — and almost is 
>>>>>> one"
>>>>>> (Netflix’s abrupt release of the third Cloverfield film was 
>>>>>> apparently meant to beat the bad press)
>>>>>>
https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16976184/cloverfield-paradox-revie... 
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This kind of info is what we pay you for.  Many thanks for the two 
>>>>> hours I'd never get back...
>>>>
>>>> Given that it has only been out for a day and a half, it isn't doing 
>>>> too bad.  Checking IMDB...
>>>>
>>>> THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX:  6.1rating with 14,391 votes.
>>>>
>>>> as a comparison to theater offerings:
>>>>
>>>> INSIDIOUS THE LAST KEY:  5.8rating with 11,653 votes.
>>>> This film has been out for 5 weeks.
>>>>
>>>> SLUMBER:  4.7rating with 1,178 votes.
>>>> This film has been out for 8 weeks.
>>>>
>>>> AMITYVILLE THE AWAKENING:  4.9rating with 7,181 votes.
>>>> This film has been out for 15 weeks.
>>>
>>> tCP now has 6.0 from  15,208.  Fwiw, I do think Netflix confers a 
>>> small pro-bias -- e.g., an anti-establishment sticking it to The Man. 
>>> What's most damning here, though, is the "retro-fitting" angle...
>>
>> Damning because it is an original story idea then got a retro-fitted 
>> name/gimmick tacked on to sell it to the masses?
> 
> Yes.  Add that to the assertion that it was shelved forever before 
> escaping online and it does sound like a perpetual second-choice.
> 
> (Also, I liked the Cloverfield movies, and hate the blatant branding.)
> 

Are you guys thinking we're talking about art here?

LNC