One of the most-hyped film events of the year (so far, anyway) is 10 Cloverfield Lane, the unexpected but hugely-welcome sequel (of sorts) to J. J. Abrams’ NYC-destroying 2008 movie Cloverfield.
The success of the first film’s trailer campaign saw film-goers salivating at the hand-held camera footage of a mysterious monster destroying Manhattan, and 10 Cloverfield Lane‘s continuation of that promotional trend has generated a similar level of mass excitement online due to its titillating set of teasers. The trailers have generated questions that have demanded answers: Why is John Goodman holding two young people hostage in a nuclear bunker in a sort of faux-’70s environment? Why won’t John Goodman let Mary Elizabeth Winstead outside of the bunker? Why, John Goodman, WHY?
Answers to said questions for us mere mortals will be provided once 10 Cloverfield Lane earns its full release over here in the UK on 18th March (although lucky viewers in the US can go and see it on Friday, while, rather bizarrely, cinemagoers in the Philippines can see it in their local theatres from today). The latest domino to fall towards the film’s release has been the excitable social media reaction from film buffs, movie critics and celebrities, who, with the A-list privileges and ligger capabilities, have managed to see the film already.
We can grumble about said privileges, but said tweets do serve a purpose in confirming that 10 Cloverfield Lane is actually going to be very brilliant indeed. Here’s a selection of the best social media reactions from those lucky enough to have seen the film already, from Trainwreck‘s Amy Schumer to, er, Slash.
And, to finish, an important, spoiler-avoiding caveat: