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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 4 February 2018 (USA)
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Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.

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Julius Onah

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Oren Uziel (screenplay by), Oren Uziel (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ... Hamilton
David Oyelowo ... Kiel
Daniel Brühl ... Schmidt
John Ortiz ... Monk
Chris O'Dowd ... Mundy
Aksel Hennie ... Volkov
Ziyi Zhang ... Tam
Elizabeth Debicki ... Jensen
Roger Davies ... Michael
Clover Nee Clover Nee ... Molly
Jordan Rivera Jordan Rivera ... Ayana Age 7
Michael Stokes III Michael Stokes III ... Isaac Age 7
Celeste Clark ... Ayana Age 4
Nathan Oliver ... Isaac Age 4
Donal Logue ... Mark Stambler
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Storyline

In the near future, there is an energy crisis on Earth. The Cloverfield Station with a multinational crew will test the Shepard particle accelerator expecting to generate energy for all countries solving the energy problem. However, the experiment goes wrong, damages the station and opens a portal to another dimension with a parallel Earth. They also find a woman entwined with wires behind a bulkhead of the station and they learn she worked in an identical Cloverfield Station in another dimension. Now the scientists need to find a way to return to their own dimension. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The future unleashed every thing.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action, violence, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

4 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

God Particle See more »

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Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The trailer dropped during Super Bowl LII (2018) the same night the actual film was released on Netflix. See more »

Goofs

The character "Monk" seems to be Brazilian - flag in his dress - but "Acosta" is an unusual surname for Brazilians. It seems to come from a Spanish-speaking country. See more »

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Mundy: What are you talking about, Arm?
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Alternate Versions

When the movie premiered on Netflix, the Netflix logo appeared before the Bad Robot logo at the start of the film. When the movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures, the Netflix logo was replaced by the Paramount logo which still runs before the Bad Robot logo. See more »

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Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) & Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
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From a sci-fi fan: Disappointing, cheezy, average b-movie.
6 February 2018 | by javier_8See all my reviews

I love sci-fi. I LOVE it. So I've seen dozens of these average forgettable sci-fi b-movies. With this one it looks like they followed some sort of "generic sci-fi b-movie checklist". Let's get to the point:

-Generic b-movie plot.

-Generic physics mambo jambo that makes no sense.

-Generic crew. Generic characters making obvious mistakes (I mean, if a magnet is strongly and dangerously attracting metal objects, would you get close to look at the magnet? or would you look behind you for metal objects coming through??)

-Generic "we move power from system A to system B and that would fix everything!" plans.

-Generic "ok, to fix this part of the ship, someone has to die... I'll sacrifice myself for you guys, go! save yourselves!" altruism moments.

-Almost no character development. They try SO HARD (failing) to make us care about the main character, that when a generic crew member dies, you just don't even care.

-Has almost nothing to do with Cloverfield. And the "explanation" of why cloverfield happened it's just bland... I wish Cloverfield's explanation would still be a mistery.

I really wanted to like this, I really did. I loved Cloverfield and even 10 Cloverfield Lane, but this is just a flop.


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