Comedy movies of the past few years have progressively gravitated towards in-your-face outrageous laughs. Movies like <i>Knocked Up</i>, <i>Superbad</i>, and <i>Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story</i> have led the way to this new form of R-rated comedy. These films are a direct result of Judd Apatow’s vision, who directed <i>Knocked Up</i>, produced <i>Superbad</i>, and most recently produced <i>Forgetting Sarah Marsall</i>. This movie serves up the laughs at a fevered pace, but Apatow’s formula is becoming a little predictable.
The first thing you’ve probably noticed upon watching the various trailers and previews for “Cloverfield” is that the movie is shot as though it is being recorded by a personal camcorder. Luckily, this gimmick (which you probably remember from “The Blair Witch Project”) is not the only thing the movie has going for it.