The Cloverfield Paradox in itself would be a great title to describe the obsession of J. J. Abrams with killing all the sci-fi series there are - he killed Star Trek, he is currently killing Star Wars, so what could he do with non-existent Cloverfield universum that he made up? He adds further movies that still has nothing to do with each other...
In the year 2028, Earth is on a verge of global conflicts since natural resources are running out. The space agencies of the world prepared a orbital particle accelerator called Shepard that would be able to provide enough energy for the planet. Set up aboard the Cloverfield Station Shepard is ready for tests when international crew is being chosen to operate the accelerator. Among the candidates is Ava Hamilton, who does not want to leave her husband Michael behind, especially since they lost their children in a house fire. While the crew is optimistic, people on Earth are hoping that the energy problem will be solved, the reality soon drains the hope - first experiments prove that Shepard is unstable and day after day the crew tries to make it work. After over two years of the tests, while the tensions between countries are on a verge of global conflict, Shepard finally starts... Not for long though - something went wrong and caused damages on station. But the real problem is that the Earth have somehow disappeared...
You may well ask what the story has to do with Cloverfield or 10 Cloverfield Lane, but the answer is simple - absolutely nothing. While the cast is rather impressive, the story itself is sluggish, goes absolutely nowhere, the laughable twists do not help either. But what could you expect since inexperienced people are given their big break and no material to work on. For Oren Uziel it was fourth movie screenplay in career, for the director Julius Onah it was his second feature movie in career - it was inevitable for them to fail since J. J. Abrams and his "marketing experts" decided to link the film to two previous productions, although the production was already on and the rewrites and additional scenes were made ad hoc to make it even in tiniest way similar to Cloverfield or 10 Cloverfield Lane... Impressive cast, very unimpressive screenplay, the final effect is a disaster.
Sci-Fi Blog - even though science fiction started before 20th century a lot of people don't realize how vast and rich this genre really is. In United States many people associate sci fi with the Marvel comics and superhero stories, while the core of the science fiction is in the reaching for the future and exploring not only space, but also ourselves.
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