One of the most surprising calls of tonight's Super Bowl LII hasn't been the plays between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots; it was the announcement that Paramount Pictures had made a decision to pull its anticipated horror sequel, "The Cloverfield Paradox, ' from its Spring 2018 theatrical schedule, and Netflix then acquired the premiere rights for the movie". It was then delayed repeatedly throughout 2017 until Netflix quietly acquired it from Paramount and turned its release into a shocking spectacle. That may have been a good thing.
During the Super Bowl LII, fans were treated to a first look of The Cloverfield Paradox. Paramount's space-station-set thriller has now only scored 12 percent on Rotten Tomatoes among the early reviews, several of which were pretty scathing. The movie I kept thinking of is Danny Boyle's Sunshine, but I'm sure there are others you can compare.
That's not to say that the film, loosely spun out of the universe "Cloverfield" introduced a decade ago, is a total disaster. While trying to flawless an unlimited energy source to rescue a near-future Earth in on the brink of collapse, the crew of an worldwide space station instead kick-starts the planet's destruction by inadvertently unleashing monsters upon mankind.
The first batch of Cloverfield Paradox reviews are online, and they're not looking good.
The reveal stunt was great, but unfortunately critics hate the movie. So, if you fancy something fun and rather terrifying to watch tonight, why not check out the third Cloverfield movie, The Cloverfield Paradox, on Netflix.
Collider: "The Cloverfield Paradox is a tepid, predictable, and largely uninteresting sci-fi film where dumb characters do dumb things and bad things happen because the script needs them to".
The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore calls ita "trainwreck of a sci-fi flick bent on extending a franchise that should have died a peaceful death nearly exactly one decade ago".
The Cloverfield films have morphed into a weird anthology.
John DeFore wrote in "The Hollywood Reporter", that "In "Paradox, ' one is mostly struck by the need to push 'Alien" and a half-dozen similar films from our minds, in the hopes of giving a damn about the subpar space-station action before us".
"At some moments, it feels like "The Cloverfield Paradox" can make the same case that "Lost" did all the time".
Anyways, Cloverfield. There are two distinct films present within the final product, and both serve various ends. Not content with merely being another member of an anthology series, The Cloverfield Paradox attempts to explain the connections between it, the original Cloverfield, and the swell 10 Cloverfield Lane, and it does so in the most intelligence-insulting manner possible.
GQ's Tom Philip was especially harsh, calling it "a secret movie that should have stayed a secret".
Even the audience score for the third movie is lower than the previous entires with a rating of 62 percent. The crew finds a woman (Elizabeth Debicki) embedded in the walls of their space station, much like in the Philadelphia Experiment urban legends, and frees her. Forget about any sort of grounded reality - the environment is about as convincing as The Muppets' Pigs In Space, with less charm.