Completely missed when this came out! Definitely seeing it this weekend.
Edit: Awesome, as predicted. The last 30 minutes dragged a little—the first one had a better boss fight, this one using a predictable, well-worn device to vanquish the antagonist—but the scene with Red and Blue singing over cans of Tecate is almost worth the price of admission. Guillermo Del Toro’s creatures and scenes are also not uneasy on the eyes.
I should offer to upgrade the fellow to MT4 one of these days...
It’s not playing on this side of the pond yet, so I have to wait until I get back to San Francisco for a look. I do want to see it, though, despite numerous friends’ expressed hesitancy regarding J.J. Abrams. I liked Alias (the first few seasons, anyway), and Lost has been entertaining, if inconsistently good. Cloverfield makes a good trailer, and a good trailer does not bequeath good film—see Transformers, I Am Legend for recent evidence.
I’m going to see it with the expectation that it will suck, and that the handheld cinematography will pale next to the epic work in Children of Men. Deep down, maybe, I hope it won’t suck.
I finally finished watching Amelie. I’m struggling with both loving the film (I’d now consider it a favorite) and being dismayed by the dismantling of a central premise of the story, that Amelie doesn’t need a boy (or love from a boy) to be happy.