After getting in a car accident, Michelle awakens to find herself in a mysterious bunker with two men named Howard and Emmett. Howard offers her a pair of crutches to help her remain mobile with her leg injury sustained from the car crash and tells her to "get good on those" before leaving the bunker. She has been given the information that there has been an alien attack and the outside world is poisoned. However, Howard and Emmett's intentions soon become questionable and Michelle is faced with a question: Is it better in here or out there?Written by
Emmett (John Gallagher Jr.) handles a VHS tape of the fictitious movie "Cannibal Airlines." This is an Easter egg, one of a series of satirical VHS packages created by Writer Rob Schrab and used as decorations at Producer J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production offices. See more »
From the main floor there is about a 3 foot staircase into the kitchen. From the kitchen there is about a 12 foot staircase to the outside doors. This makes the main floor be about 15 feet below the ground level.
The whole air filtration system situation suggest a different thing. The duct opening the heroine climbs into is 6 foot above the floor. Near the end of the air duct there is an about 4 foot high "incline" that she climbs up to get into the air filtration room. The room is minimum 8 foot high. From the room there is a ladder to the hatch outside. The hatch is level with the ground and is at least 6 feet from the ceiling of the air filtration room. This suggests the main floor is 24 feet below ground, not 15. Even though all numbers are approximate, there is clearly a disconnect. See more »
Michelle, please don't hang up. Just talk to me, okay? I can't believe you just left.
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Tension, shocks and lots of tension, a very good watch.
I've been a little critical of The Cloverfield franchise, particularly the recent offering, The Cloverfield Paradox. However, this film has some serious quality. 10 Cloverfield Lane has intrigue, mystery, surprise, shock, masses of tension and some unexpected sequences. As you watch you start doubting what you're being fed, you wonder if Howard is telling the truth (however crazy it sounds) or if he's a run of the mill psycho. The monster element is used to tremendous effect here, it really works on all levels, especially the shock factor, its presence is woven into the story well, unlike in the Paradox, where it's merely plonked in just because. Excellent performances all round, John Goodman is terrific.
A very enjoyable, intriguing movie, with plenty of shocks and surprises, I rate this, 9/10
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