10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) After watching the original CLOVERFIELD and being thoroughly disappointed, I had very much similar expectations for the second movie in the franchise. I can tell you with certainty if this movie did not have the words CLOVERFIELD in the title, you would not believe that it is part of the same franchise. 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE takes a more default approach of movie making as opposed to the FOUND FOOTAGE cluster that the first movie happened to be.
To sum it up into one paragraph, 10 CLOVERFIELD LAND was actually a surprisingly suspenseful enjoyable adventure. The cinematography was on point and really contributed to the overall feeling of suspense throughout the whole film. The acting was not overdone and felt necessarily realistic. The characters are somewhat interesting, especially the "antagonist". However, there are faults involved.
((POSSIBLE (somewhat nonexistent) SPOILERS)) A major con is the ENDING. Without spoiling much, an element of the movie was abruptly introduced within the last 15 minutes of the movie. Essentially, you have a suspense-thriller movie that was actually executed decently until the last 15 minutes. Seriously, what were they thinking? The ending was so far-fetched and annoyingly rushed. I'm okay with the extraterrestrial plot point. However, if it is thrown in for the heck of making it an alien movie, then I'm sorry bud. It didn't work. It was a failed ending.
Another (small) gripe I had with this movie was negligible pacing issues. Some scenes were drawn out or plainly necessary. Others were in fact boring. To add, some of the "creative ideas" of problem solving were a tad bit far fetched, but I dismiss all disbelief for the sake of enjoyment. More Movie Information Here: www.imdb.com/title/tt1179933/