Cloverfield: 6.5 out of 10.
My Mayhem in Manhattan week continues. I caught I Am Legend earlier in the week and last night I watched Cloverfield, yet another "anarchy in Manhattan, God help us all" flick.
When this movie came out, we were six years removed from 9/11. You can't help but think back to that day when you see things crashing into buildings, buildings falling down and people running for cover to escape blowing debris down the streets of New York. This movie couldn't have been released in 2002.. or 2003 or 2004. The fact we can watch these scenes and find fun in it is a good indication of how far we've come and how successfully we've returned to normalcy.
Cloverfield is fun... sort of Blair Witch Project meets Escape From New York. Watching I Am Legend and Cloverfield back-to-back is kinda cool, too.