The Cloverfield Paradox (2018; Julius Onah) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 22
“This dimension is eating us alive!”
Inter-dimensional travelers Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell renew their Netflix streaming subscriptions for this week’s Scare Daniel review of the dreary space horror sequel The Cloverfield Paradox.
Originally called God Particle but rewritten mid-production to make it part of the Cloverfield franchise, The Cloverfield Paradox concerns an energy crisis on Earth, and yet the greater concern is the energy crisis onscreen.
Daniel and Corky turn up their moisture levels to discuss grieving astronauts, stable beams, the Huntsville skyline, the ethics of playing personal videos on work computers and the wisdom of trusting strangers who appear inside of your walls.
THE CLOVERFIELD PARADOX FACTS AND FIGURES
Netflix streaming release date: February 4, 2018
Critics scores: 17 on Rotten Tomatoes; 37 on Metacritic
This week’s craft beer: New Glory Craft Brewery’s Greenergy Double-Dry Hopped DIPA (8.0% ABV)
This week’s Darer: Cody Scott, co-host of the Orange Peel Mouth podcast
Why did Cody dare Daniel and Corky to watch The Cloverfield Paradox? “I watched Winchester, Three Billboards, and this in one weekend and this somehow managed to be the worst out of three movies that got progressively more awful.”
IMDB synopsis: “Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.”
This week’s referenced movies: Cloverfield; 10 Cloverfield Lane; Winchester; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Bright; Frankenstein (1931); Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein; Son of Frankenstein; Frankenstein (1994); Ten Little Indians; Collateral Beauty; Red Dawn; Back to the Future; Aliens; Gravity; Skyline; the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy; Do the Right Thing; Rawhead Rex; The Snowman; Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Ghostbusters; Event Horizon; Star Trek (2009)
Ratings for The Cloverfield Paradox: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Dare