The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)

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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Julius Onah
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl
Rated: PG-13/Region A/2:40/1080p/Number of Discs 1
Available from Paramount Pictures

The third film in producer J.J. Abrams’ thrilling Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox follows a group of scientists orbiting Earth on the brink of a devastating energy war. They prepare to test a device that could provide unlimited power…or trap them in a terrifying alternate reality. The film features a sensational international cast including Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War), Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Aksel Hennie (Hercules), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (A Wrinkle in Time), Chris O’Dowd (“Get Shorty”), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook), David Oyelowo (Selma), and Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

10 Cloverfield Lane was a good movie but using the name Cloverfield I think people were expecting a little more in connection with the classic Cloverfield movie. The Cloverfield Paradox which had debuted on Netflix after the Superbowl last year and is now making its way to Blu-ray deals a little more in the same area as the original and adds in some science fiction madness for good measure, as this is mostly a space setting. The movie deals with what follows after a space crew on a mission basically rip open a hole in time allowing two different timelines to cross and allowing for other things to apparently enter those. It gets a little complicated and maybe a little too complicated and nerdy for some, but I still find The Cloverfield Paradox to be a solid movie and I enjoy what ends up being a small revisit to the world of the original Cloverfield.

The movie isn’t always running on a break-neck speed, but I think the tension and the build-up during the movie’s last act is what makes the experience all the more worth it. Space movies can be a lot of fun and they can also be corny, this one does a great job of keeping things in the fun and tense section of things. We may be playing around with timelines and hinting at monsters and such, but The Cloverfield Paradox only really missteps by not having enough of the later in there. Otherwise, I liked what I saw after the SuperBowl last year and I still enjoy what I see now on this Blu-ray release. Hopefully, this all leads to even a more proper Cloverfield sequel later on.

Extras

– Things Are Not as They Appear: The Making of The Cloverfield Paradox
– Shepard Team: The Cast

Quality of Transfer: 99%

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