Cloverfield (2008) – Directed by Matt Reeves, starring Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, and Odette Annable.
Story: Filmed in the infamous “found footage” style, Cloverfield tells the story of a giant monster attached New York city and the struggle by several New Yorkers to escape, and ultimately, survive. The film takes an interesting twist on the Godzilla-style kaiju film by showing things literally from the ground level instead of focusing (and celebrating) on mass destruction. Your mileage may vary on the characters, but I enjoyed them for the most part.
Quote: “Okay, just to be clear here, our options are: die here, die in the tunnels, or die in the streets. That pretty much it?”
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