||[Jan. 22nd, 2008|10:32 am]
Amy took me to see Cloverfield this weekend during our 5th Anniversary extravaganza, further cementing her status as Ultimate Wife. The movie was pretty good, I find myself thinking a lot about it, alternating between picking it apart for its minor flaws and wishing there was more monster in the monster movie.
It was sort of 9/11-meets-Dawson's-Creek, mostly disposable learning-disabled 25-somethings with impossible jobs and apartments, tussling with spider-dogs and wrestling with their feelings. The best part of the movie is Lizzy Caplan, who channels Zooey Deschanel for her portrayal of Marlena. It may be unoriginal but I always say the more Zooey there is out there the better.
I will give J.J. Abrams this: the first fifteen minutes had me flashing back pretty hard. Now that we know what New York looks like in flames in real life I suppose it is going to be much easier for filmmakers to simulate it realistically onscreen.
We need a sequel where we meet the monster's extended network of college friends, all of whom use NokiaTM brand cell phones exclusively.
"Ultimate" as in "best wife ever" or "Ultimate" as in the "last wife you'll ever need" ?
So, the "last, best wife for Jon Rosenberg"?
In a kind of B5 tag-line kind of way.
Also, Zooey Dechanel
The product placement was a little extraordinary wasn't it?
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