Well, damn. Two years ago, J.J. Abrams shocked audiences by releasing 10 Cloverfield Lane out of nowhere. No one knew it was coming, and even though it wasn’t a direct Cloverfield sequel, it still satisfied fans of the franchise. In fact, it was better received by critics than the first film.
Fast forward to 2018, and the folks behind the franchise have surprised us again. The Cloverfield Paradox, which was originally titled God Particle, released a trailer during the Super Bowl with the shocking announcement that the full movie would be available to stream right after the big game.
It’s a smart move by Netflix. Instead of giving people the opportunity to forget about it, by announcing a release date two months in the future, they took full advantage of their Super Bowl ad by making sure people could go straight to the movie following the game.
The sad news? The film is already getting trashed by critics. They say it’s a mess of a movie that doesn’t make much sense, which might be why Paramount was so willing to give it up to the streaming giant.