From: trotsky <gmsingh@email.com>
Subject: Re: The Cloverfield Paradox
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On 2/6/18 4:15 PM, moviePig wrote:
> On 2/6/2018 4:56 PM, reilloc wrote:
>> 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?
> 
> Well, if *we're* talking about it, it must be.  Right?
> 
> Actually, all I meant about 'branding' is that I thought the first two 
> movies enjoyed a nice, if tenous, connection -- which is abused by 
> asking the audience to extend it to random flotsam.


Flotsam gets a 6.0 rating?  Can you ever stop mentally masturbating 
about this shit?