September 17, 2019

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The Cloverfield Paradox Review

The Cloverfield Paradox Review

The Cloverfield Paradox, which in 2012 was God Particle before being loosely connected to J.J. Abrams ongoing franchise, has been premiered on Netflix, Sunday night.

First time directed Julius Onah worked of the script by Oren Uziel, The Cloverfield Paradox follows the same basic plotline that was first floated for the mysterious project years ago:

“a space station orbiting above the Earth attempts to power up a particle accelerator in an effort to create a vast reserve of free energy for the depleted, desperate planet something goes wrong with the experiment and the crew of six, led by Kiel (David Oyelowo) and Ava (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), find that the Earth has disappeared.”


The first Cloverfield told an epic monster tale in intimate terms through shaky-cam/found footage cinematography, while 2016’s 10 Cloverfield Lane was a gripping exercise in tension, claustrophobia, and paranoia. Unfortunately The Cloverfield Paradox follows in the same footsteps as other highly anticipated but major let downs of Netflix, a.k.a Death Note and Bright. It’s sad to see that not only Netflix loose their high acclaim, but also to have an epic franchise of Cloverfield be met with a mediocre film.

The Cloverfield Paradox has left me disgruntled, with their poor sub plots and zero creative content. The Acting and the main plot was good, almost great but that’s about it.

The Cloverfield Paradox, on Netflix.

The Cloverfield Paradox
  • 6/10
    Character Development - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Acting - 6/10
  • 4/10
    Cinematography - 4/10
  • 3/10
    Plot - 3/10