But in the early hours of this morning Netflix answered their prayers and delivered the long-awaited third film in the Sci-fi franchise produced by JJ Abrams, despite being rumoured for an April release on the streaming service.
United States media commentators are describing the move as a potentially game-changing challenge to the traditional model employed around the ultra-premium Super Bowl ad slots, which deliver the highest number of eyeballs of any Stateside telecast during the year.
Despite Netflix's purchase of Paradox, Paramount retains the rights to any future Cloverfield films. When it was followed up by 2016's 10 Cloverfield Lane, a brilliantly claustrophobic thriller from director Dan Trachtenberg, it was revealed that the plan was to create a series of separate but interconnected films, like a cinematic version of Black Mirror.
"At its best, The Cloverfield Paradox is a fantastically tense locked room mystery in space, playing off complex concepts like quantum entanglement theory". However, considering Netflix did not spend advertising for anything else, it is a lot less than what is spent on most major movie releases. "What the film does manage well, aside from some nifty production design, is a string of effective shock moments from the disappearance of a planet to some nasty business with a bunch of worms".
However within hours of it being released on the streaming services the film had been absolutely mauled by reviewers
IT'S JUST like Netflix to drop a movie out of nowhere.
We can not wait to watch The Cloverfield Paradox, how about you?
For more information on 'The Cloverfield Paradox, ' visit the sci-fi mystery film's Netflix page.
One of the big problems with Paradox is that 85 percent of the film is explanation, leaving very little time for character development. The Cloverfield Paradox stars David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi, John Ortiz, Aksel Hennie, and Roger Davies. In the film, a group of astronauts on a space station working to solve an energy crisis end up fighting for their lives when an experiment in a particle accelerator results in disaster.
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