Cloverfield is engaging up to a point

I love disaster movies, even more so when there’s a monster about.

I love disaster movies, even more so when there’s a monster about.

In the case of Cloverfield (Paramount, €24.99), the mayhem which strikes just as a farewell party for Rob (Michael Stahl-David) is in full swing is all the more striking because the action unfolds through a jerkily held camera à la Blair Witch Project — except this is no slasher movie.

As New York crumbles, the monster/alien/whatever remains unseen, until we finally tire of the ruse.

Engaging, but only up to a point, despite the best efforts of director Matt Reeves.

Commentary and featurettes on the single edition, but lots more on the double disc edition, including deleted scenes and alternate endings.

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