In order to prepare to watch Cloverfield Paradox, I watched the original Cloverfield movie, which came out in 2008.
Most movies today rely completely on CGI and follow a pretty standard formula. Cloverfield is genuinely unique. It is filmed by a camcorder held by characters in the movie. It is not caught on camera, it does not appear in the movie.
We don't get back story on the monster or ultimately find out what happens to it. The story is about the small group of friends who are trying to get away and to save the people they care for.
The movie doesn't end in a typical fashion. It's not exactly a happy ending.
Cloverfield is still one of my favourite science fiction movie. It still holds hop ten years later. Next up is to watch 10 Cloverfield Lane.