Friday, January 11, 2008

Harry Knowles knows what CLOVERFIELD is!!!

I used to hate Harry Knowles. A few years ago he became a sell out and for some time, just a bad writer. All that has changed in the past year or 2, and his site has maintained a level of excellence he had only acheived in it's first incarnation before the ads. Harry got to go see Cloverfield, and his verdict???

"Utterly Brilliant."

"CLOVERFIELD is a bold genre-reinvention unlike anything we’ve ever seen before."

"The movie is fucking brilliant. It’s what we were told it was going to be. An intimate perspective on an impossibly grand scale human disaster beyond most human levels of comprehension."

"What is the monster? How do you describe something that doesn’t look like anything you’ve ever seen before? It’s not a fucking upright walking whale. It doesn’t look like any iteration of GODZILLA that we’ve ever seen. It is enormous. And even though I’ve seen it… I am hard-pressed to come up with a comparative creation. You know that big fucking thing in THE MIST? It isn’t that. Is the creature a biped? I’m not sure, I think it might’ve been a four-legged beastie… it has a tail, it has teeth and freaky eyes like that horse that died in ANIMAL HOUSE. It’s kinda of a grayish-yellowish-off-white looking thing. But more important than the creature is what this fucker does. He basically goes bug-nuts. "

"Like SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, but instead of Nazis it’s a giant monster."

"It is all at once art, commercial and grotesquely gleefully gargantuan."

"It is just that fucking good! And the flaming hobos... holy fuck man... flaming hobos, but not with shotguns!"

These are just a few of his comments. For the COMPLETE Review, check out Aint It Cool News

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