Watch: The Cloverfield Paradox 2018 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: Orbiting above 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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|5.5/10 Votes: 106,118|
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It’s fine sci-fi schlock. There’s a likable cast, a few tense body horror moments, and an interesting idea with a disembodied arm. The mostly generic hodge podge of a script doesn’t live up to the potential of the rest of the elements. However, the most glaring flaw is the B-plot, Earth scenes added thanks to test audiences, which doesn’t have any bearing on the principal story that happens in space. Thanks, test audiences.
Like Prometheus in 2012, this was a serious disappointment. The characters’ decisions are bizarre, motivations are unexplained. The science is bogus. The horror elements are not horrifying. The whole thing lacks style, originality, humour or any kind of spark.
The movie fails to establish any meaningful personality for the crew members, so the only question becomes which one will die next. OK, there’s one potentially interesting idea: have each character speak in their own national language (except the Brazilian guy: not sure why he doesn’t get to?!) but the movie fails to take it anywhere.
Similar but much better films include: Europa Report, Event Horizon, Solaris (original and remake), Cargo, 2010.
Never mind that thing at the end, where was the plot!!
I don’t like to slate films as a rule, but this was not good. The positives, the acting was ok, some nice special effects, and initially a good premise, the Earth disappearing, which in turn created some nice tension. The whole thing instantly fell apart due to the absence of any plot, I understand the whole Cloverfield premise, of nothing is supposed to make any sense until the whole thing is pieced together, but lazy writing does not make up for ambiguity. The trailers were brilliant, and instantly made me watch the film, just goes to show how powerful a trailer can be, and how bad the actual film is. The characters were presented in such a way that I had no empathy for any of them, on the whole they were unlikable.
It’s no wonder this went straight to Netflix.
Only just ‘Cloverfield’
It seemed that the majority of movie-goers enjoyed the first ‘Cloverfield’ film where an alien the size of Godzilla rampages its way through New York (even if most of us didn’t quite understand why the film was called ‘Cloverfield’ in the first place. Then came it’s ‘sequel’ (notice the use of quote marks there?) which used the ‘Cloverfield’ name in its title and yet bore little similarities to the original. Now, we have ‘The Cloverfield Paradox.’ I guess that at least this time I didn’t expect it to instantly tie in to either of the previous two – and I was kind of right.
‘Part III’ seems to be a pretty generic horror movie set in space with a couple of scenes thrown in there which sort of pull it into the ‘shared universe’ that’s apparently being created. It feels a lot more like ‘Alien’ or ‘Event Horizon’ where the crew of a space station orbiting Earth suddenly find themselves teleported to the other side of the sun, wondering how they got there and what the mysterious happenings are on board.
It’s worth noting that this film has been released straight to Netflix, which is becoming the new way we used to say ‘straight to video/DVD.’ It’s budget is acceptable and the sets are reasonably space age, until you have things that happen involving severed limbs which can move on their own. Then I started raising an eyebrow at the blatant use of CGI. The ‘strange happenings’ on board soon start becoming fatal and our cast begin to drop one by one, leaving it feeling more like an old-school ‘slasher’ film set in space. It does its best to try and make up for this by being a little more scientific than your average ‘monster movie in space’ and for that, it does succeeed.
There are those films where you can easily check your phone or pop out for a cup of tea. Probably not best to do that here, as it won’t just be a case as you’ve missed a crew-member’s demise, but the story has skipped settings (I won’t go into detail about what I mean by ‘settings’ as I don’t want to give away too much!) and you’ll actually miss a vital plot point.
Now, it may just be my love of the ‘IT Crowd,’ but – for me – the stand-out performance went to Chris O’Dowd, who possibly relied on his ability for humour to own every scene he was in. The rest of the cast are also functional for what they’re used for, but you probably won’t really remember any of the characters; names (I even just referred to Chris O’Dowd’s engineer-character as ‘Roy!’).
If you have Netflix and are generally a fan of sci-fi and/or horror then this is a decent enough little film to while away an hour and a half. However, don’t look at it as much to do with the first two films – see the ‘Cloverfield’ films as more of a sci-fi anthology than a continuous series. This is one sequel where you really don’t need to have watched anything that came before it to really understand what’s going on (okay, maybe apart from the very last shot of the movie!).
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 42 min (102 min)
Genre Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Julius Onah
Writer Oren Uziel, Doug Jung
Actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Daniel Brühl
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, Retro C-, E-, G- and T-Series Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision, Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 35 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (Ultra HD)