My Thoughts on the Cloverfield Trailer

As initially reported here concerning the “Cloverfield” trailer, it is very much attached to the beginning of “Transformers” (which I just saw earlier today). The description was dead on — a trailer (and the movie?) shot entirely from the perspective of a home video camera, and a giant, monstrous entity wreaking havoc upon the city. (I think it’s New York City, but I could be wrong. I’ll have to see the trailer a couple of more times to be sure.) Here’s what you’ll see in the trailer: Someone’s going away; a party; then something, unseen, causes a massive explosion. Balls of fire lands everywhere, people running, cars go flying through the air, and the head of the Statue of Liberty lands in the streets. Cut to black.

Basically that’s it.

I’m not all that familiar with J.J. Abrams’ work, the guy behind the movie (although, as mentioned here, Matt Reeves is assigned “director” credit at the end of the trailer), but reader TheRoboticElephant mentioned something that I thought was interesting: He seems to believe the trailer, and “Cloverfield”, is a promo for an upcoming “Lost” event. Maybe it’s a movie, maybe it’s a prequel, something “Lost”-related. He makes some interesting points (check them out for yourself here), but since I’m clueless to “Lost” stuff, I can’t dispel anything he’s said.

Here’s something else about the trailer: It HAS to be for a major movie, because the special effects in the trailer had to cost a lot of money. And the trailer specifically mentions that it’s coming to theaters January 2008.

Have you seen the trailer? What are your thoughts?