J.J. Abrams put out some of the most stunning, mentally twisting original stories in theaters and on our TV. Then he went and revitalized beloved franchisees from the past. Now he is bringing the two together and revitalizing one of his iconic original stories. I thought Cloverfield was lots of fun, and it used the found footage trope because it served the story, not because it served the budget. Still the only nod to that motif here is the presentation of the trailer. I love the theory that this was the intended way to show this trailer as a omega to the original. And, even as one who enjoys set rumors and a year of different trailers and images, the idea of “Surprise, I made an entire movie while no one was looking at anything other than Star Wars.” is awesome.
Did you like the original Cloverfield? What do you think of the trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane?