Two Not-So-Secret 'Cloverfield Paradox' Cameos Revealed

Two Not-So-Secret 'Cloverfield Paradox' Cameos Revealed

Although the Super Bowl trailer itself only promises the film is arriving "very soon", a rep for Netflix has since confirmed to Variance that Paradox is indeed premiering tonight.

Directed by Julius Onah (The Girl is in Trouble), the film was originally scripted by Freaks of Nature and 22 Jump Street scribe Oren Uziel.

You might also be interested in knowing that just like 10 Cloverfield Lane, this movie was also supposed to be an independent film that was not connected to the Cloverfield franchise at all. Paradox similarly taps a familiar sci-fi trope, in this case the Alien-esque thriller in which an unshaven crew is trapped in a dimply lit space-ship and unpleasant hi-jinks ensue.

United States studios have long spent big on releasing teaser trailers for their upcoming movie releases during the Super Bowl's half-time ad breaks. Now that folks have had a chance to watch the film, it's time to talk about the not-so-surprising Cloverfield Paradox cameos from two Bad Robot regulars.

Over at Thrillist, Jordan Hoffman makes this assessment of Netflix's Super Bowl surprise: "If this movie, either as The God Particle or The Cloverfield Paradox played in theaters it would have been roundly booed by critics and audiences alike". With a devastating energy crisis threatening to throw the Earth into chaos, the team is attempting to experiment with a particle accelerator up in space in order to find a new source of renewable energy and save the planet.

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Helping to bring this third entry to life is a very talented cast that includes Daniel Bruhl (Captain America: Civil War), Elizabeth Debicki (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beauty and the Beast), Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids) and David Oyelowo (Selma). Not long after, there were rumors about Netflix potentially even dropping a trailer during the Super Bowl.

The problem is that all the elements that are lifted from existing movies are never put together in an interesting new way. You don't have to watch This Is Us after the game after all. 10 Cloverfield Lane maintained tension by not leaving its core setting, but Paradox occasionally heads back to Earth.

Is this movie the first of many we will see that takes advantage of the "nowness" in society today? The connection to the two other Cloverfield films consists of a few lines of dialogue and a final shot that's more fan service than plot twist.

In the short 30 seconds the trailer takes to introduce the film, it shows a primary focus on the events of the first film 10 years ago.

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