I have to say, Cloverfield is not for everyone. Out of the 6 people I went with, only 2 of them liked it. But for those of you who watch it and like it, it should make your best movies of 2007-08. You need to have to want to think about the storyline to really enjoy it. Invent your own ideas. The Stephen King book, Skeleton Crew ( Recently made into a Movie by the name of The Mist) Is reminecent of this movie. It gives you no clue as to how this happened, leaving you up to your own ideas and dark sinister thoughts and general mind-shenanigans. The Shaky camera may throw some people off, but it's not too bad in my opinion. The audio is amazing and I surprisingly cared about the Characters... mainly the Camera guy because he was just awsome. The actualy monster in the movie is shown quite a bit - opposite to what the Cloverfield detractors say- and by the end of the movie I was able to piece what the monster looked like together. The hwole movie captures the essence of terror you would probably feel, watching your friends die one by one as this monster pillages your city and rapes your women. In Conclusion, I say everyone should see this movie despite what your friends say about it being terrible because you really need to see it for yourself to understand. I hope this review moves you onto going to watch Cloverfield, (Despite me jumping topics left right and centeroctopus) because it's a great piece of entertainment in my opinion.