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The Cloverfield Paradox

 Critics! Stop them! (Image © Netflix) 

Critics! Stop them! (Image © Netflix) 

THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX: D 

There’s a reason why The Cloverfield Paradox, the third entry in the Cloverfield franchise, was dumped onto Netflix. It’s not that The Cloverfield Paradox is necessarily awful, either. This sci-fi adventure about a team of scientists trapped in another dimension is simply too forgettable, employing a bag of sci-fi tropes and moments of “unexplained weirdness” to fill its hour-and-42-minute runtime. The Cloverfield Paradox does have moments of competency, but it strives to go nowhere. Once the bag of tricks runs out, so does the film.

I believe it was Virgil who once said, “Beware of [movie producers] bearing gifts.” 

Scott Waldyn


The Cloverfield Paradox 

Starring Daniel Brühl, Elizabeth Debicki, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and Chris O'Dowd 

Written by Oren Uziel 

Directed by Julius Onah 

Streaming on Netflix