With Michael Stahl-David, Lizzy Caplan, Odette Yustman, Jessica Lucas, T.J. Miller, Margot Farley, Theo Rossi, Brian Klugman

Written by Drew Goddard
Directed by Matt Reeves

And New York gets destroyed, yet again…
Every time you think they can hardly make another YouTube generation movie from a handheld digital video camera perspective, another rather impressive one comes along. Here however, it isn’t exactly a zero budget production (especially when it comes to the special-FX), and the combination of the handycam-style point of view footage with realistic FX makes it even more compelling to watch. We don’t want to give anything away as this movie is far more enjoyable when a little mystery remains as to what exactly is happening in New York on this fateful night (you’ll be glad nothing was divulged here).
A group of friends throw a farewell party for their friend. One guy is saddled with a video camera to cover the evening and record comments from everyone. It doesn’t take long until the mayhem ensues, at first thinking it’s an earthquake they rush out only to be met by mass confusion and extreme fear from the city’s population. Seen through the camera lens, the source and nature of this catastrophic and deadly disaster soon unfolds.
J.J. Abrams, producer of the popular Lost TV series, has successfully brought a very compelling modern horror story to life.
I have a friend who unfortunately cannot watch these kinds of movies as the shaking camera makes him feel nauseous! So, if you have a similar problem, watch with caution.

Extra features: deleted scenes; alternate endings; outtakes; making of documentary; featurettes (incl. special FX); director commentary track.

5 / B
- Paul Blom

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- B - C

never let a review decide for you, but for those who need a rating, see the Flamedrop scale below
6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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