Trailer: ’10 Cloverfield Lane’

Posted on January 18, 2016 by

10 Cloverfield Lane

It’s been eight long years since the release of Cloverfield, and quite possibly the anniversary marking when you found out that you’re prone to motion sickness. The not really a sequel, but more of “a blood relative” to Cloverfield will be hitting theaters this March.

Similar to the trailers of the first Cloverfield film, not a whole lot of information is known at this point. Even if you didn’t like Cloverfield, you have to admit that the marketing efforts kicked ass. It kept people constantly searching the web, devouring those well-placed breadcrumbs. Since the new film will be coming out in two months, I doubt we will see the same level of marketing in such a short timespan, but we’ll have to wait and see. Apparently, the script for 10 Cloverfield Lane started out as The Cellar, which would later morph into what J.J. Abrams did, in fact, label as “a blood relative” to Cloverfield. Although I am intrigued by the trailer, this worries me a bit. Did they add a few monster scenes after the fact, just so they could brand this film as Cloverfield property?

Here is the plot summary from IMDb:

“Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable.”

The poster tagline reads: “Monsters Come in Many Forms”. This leads me to believe that we are going to be primarily focused on what people are capable of, not alien monsters. As for the bunker location, they seem to be stocked up on food and beer. This would mean that John Goodman’s character had been stocking up for a while. Naturally, there are a ton of questions revolving around the timeline of this film and Cloverfield.

Did a chemical attack wipe out the monsters? If so, did that attack take place eight years ago? I really hope the trailer didn’t shine a light on a continuity error, but the woman is holding up an iPhone 6, which wouldn’t have been around during the time of Cloverfield in 2008. The first generation of the phone came out in 2007. If an attack was launched eight years ago, the woman would have known about it. Maybe she hit her head too hard and now suffers from memory loss. Then again, maybe the plot is fake and was created to send us on a wild goose chase.

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