Don’t be confused by the title. This is Cloverfield 2. It just looks and sounds a lot different than its predecessor. Think Blair Witch 2 if that sequel didn’t stink to high heaven. Not to say this sci fi thriller, which traps a woman (“girl”) named Michelle in an underground bunker with a crazy survivalist named Howard, isn’t a step down for the franchise.
There are moments of tension involving Michelle’s attempts to escape her virtual prison, which Howard and a fellow inmate named Emmett insist is actually a refuge against an apocalyptic chemical fallout happening outside, but the ending, in which the truth is finally revealed, is unrealistic, silly even, compared to everything that came before it.
my rating = 3 of 5