Okay, so I'm up to date on the whole Cloverfield thing... quite the viral marketing campaign. At first it all seemed pretty cool but the more I read about it there seems to be only one consistent fact to know about it... it's all POV of someone's damn video camera. Who's great idea is it to shoot a giant monster movie through the point of view of a hand held camera. So we will spend half the movie being teased with poor glimpses of the monster (which didn't work so well in the American Godzilla movie) and we will spend way too much time hearing about all of the problems of a handful of young New Yorkers.
Like the Transformers movie, this movie will be hung up on underdeveloped young person characters who we will never care about, and probably spend very little time with the monster... and lets face it, the monster is why we will want to go to see this movie in the first place. If this is the same production group we have to thank for I have for the next Star Trek movie (which, I'm lead to beleive, focuses on young versions of Kirk and Spock) then I have even lower expectations than I did before.
On a totally different subject, can someone please take the computers away from Robert Zemeckis! My God, why would you hire a cast like that for Beowulf and not shoot them on a blue screen?! The man must be stopped!
Okay, my rant is over. On the up side, I've really been enjoying the Animation Podcast! Thanks for pointing that out to us, Jeff!