The Cloverfield Paradox is a 2018 movie that is part of the Cloverfield franchise that started in 2008. However, like me, you do not need to have seen the other two movies to watch this instalment.
Produced by JJ Abrams the story follows a group of scientists and engineers on board the orbiting Cloverfield space station which is equipped with the Shepard particle accelerator that is designed to end the energy crisis currently affecting the Earth. Conspiracy theorists have however predicted that the accelerator will open parallel universes that will allow monsters and all kind of horrors to enter.
Out of the main stars I have only heard of Chris O’Dowd who plays the part of Mundy, an Irish engineer. Unsurprisingly, as he is a comedy actor, he brings a little humour into an otherwise serious story. The other actors also play their parts well and the CGI and effects are overall very good.
The background to the story has been done numerous times before but the movie flows well and is overall fairly believable. The science is however, a little strained to say the least but if you ignore this you will enjoy the movie. I would give this a high 4 out of 5 and I would watch again but will not add it to my collection. Following this I do think I will watch the previous two movies to catch-up 😊