The title of today's post refers to the number of bloggers who, just like predictable ol' me, will be writing about the new film Cloverfield today. It opened yesterday after several weeks of breathless chatter and feverish anticipation.
If you think you might see the film then please come back to this post afterward and add your thoughts but you must STOP READING NOW if you do not want any plot points spoiled.
But for the rest of us now, here are Ten Things I Thought About During Cloverfield.
1) Don't they make tripods for cameras anymore? This largely hand held shot film makes Blair Witch Project look like a still life painting of a bowl of fruit. I know people (Hey, Princess!) who would never survive a screening of this movie with stomach contents intact.
2) Also, where do they sell those video cameras with batteries that last for 24 hours of almost constant stopping and starting shooting?
3) I'm glad I don't get invited to parties like Rob's going away bash because if I walked in the door the average attractiveness of the room would dip 40%. Doesn't that crowd have any friends who are fat? Or just average looking?
4) I did see one black guy there though and it really confused me.
5) I have to give props to whoever made the iPod mix for the party though: Black Keys, Kings Of Leon, Spoon, even Parliament Funkadelic ! Oh, wait, maybe it was the black guy.
6) Wasn't it weird that none of the characters in the first few minutes after the attack ever wondered out loud if it was terrorism? In Manhattan?
8) Rob's friend Hud? The guy who mostly did all the filming? SHUT UP!
SHUT UP! SHUT UP! STOP TALKING!
9) My impression of Rob's friend Hud? "Rob, Rob, Rob, Hey Rob, Rob, Rob, Wait up, Rob, Hey Rob, Rob, Rob...."
10) I'm glad I saw it but like most "event" movies, I can't imagine ever wanting to see it again.
What did you think? Please discuss!