Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
Cloverfield Paradox has all the ingredients for a great sci-fi disaster film. It has quality performances by the cast. The special effects are good and believable. The problem is that this is a movie that was originally called The God Particle. This is not a Cloverfield movie. If we even know what one is. During the production cycle of this film, J.J. Abrams was awarded Star Wars Ep. 9 and it appears he left ship right in the middle of the editing process.
The Cloverfield aspects of this film seem just slapped on to try and connect from the popular buzz around the franchise. During this movie the space station is successful in firing their new energy machine and in the process they rip a hole in the time/space/continuum and cross/merge dimensions in space. This movie’s plot seems to have done the same thing. There are weird things that go on with no clear logic of why they are happening. There are people who appear on the station with unclear motives and fragmented behaviors. A story that had the potential to be very interesting and engaging ultimately just ends up being a big hot mess.
There are a few references to God in the film mostly revolving around a disaster about to happen and a cry to their deity for help. Other than that is is a properly secular film which is disappointing given the original movie name.
Don’t waste your time unless your bored and want to watch something bad that should have been something great!
1 1/2 stars out of 5.