#1 Posted by kgb725 (5814 posts) - - Show Bio

Was it ever explained why there were multiple monsters ? One could possibly be the mother and the others the children imo

#2 Posted by nerdork (4035 posts) - - Show Bio

That movie didnt explain anything. It was all POV.

#3 Edited by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

Never seen Cloverfield but people have compared it to Sin from FFX. Least the main monster of it.

#4 Edited by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

Never seen Cloverfield but people have compared it to Sin from FFX. Least the main monster of it.

Hmm....

Not seein' it.

#5 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoy_elite: Like I said I haven't seen it but have seen people mentioned it. Maybe to them it looks similar.

#6 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista: I've seen some concept art of the monster that does look similarish to Sin.

#7 Posted by Samimista (20597 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoy_elite: That might be it. I just searched it up and kind of see the similarities. =O Is Cloverfield an alien though?

#8 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista: Never explained in the movie.

IIRC some side materials claimed it was from the bottom of the ocean or something.

#9 Edited by Mild_Karl (131 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725 said:

Was it ever explained why there were multiple monsters ? One could possibly be the mother and the others the children imo

Around the time the movie was released, I did a lot of research on everything and anything related to the film. Watched all the videos on jaimeandteddy.com multiple times, messed around on the 1-18-08, T.I.D.O. Wave sites for any clues & what I've come up with is this.

There's no real explanation of how the monster came to be, but there are some theories. Apparently the Japanese drilling company Tagruato, the owner of the Slusho subsidiary, drills underwater for Seabed's Nectar, which is a highly addictive steroid-like substance that's a main ingredient of the Slusho drink. The theory is that the monster had eaten the nectar raw, growing deformed in the process. Tagruato apparently disturbed the monster while drilling, which leads to the events that take place in the film.

At the very least, it is known that the monster (and specifically, the monster's skin) is a host for the parasitic creatures that are seen throughout the film & those creatures contain high amounts of Seabed Nectar in their blood.

#10 Posted by ChaosMarvel (991 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't think it was officially explained.

#11 Posted by handsome_stud (272 posts) - - Show Bio

are you talking about the small monsters?

i thought they said it was like parasites

#12 Posted by The_Tree (7201 posts) - - Show Bio

@mild_karl: Didn't the satellite that fell from the sky awaken the monster?

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#13 Posted by kgb725 (5814 posts) - - Show Bio
#14 Posted by King Saturn (223798 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista said:

Never seen Cloverfield but people have compared it to Sin from FFX. Least the main monster of it.

Hmm....

Not seein' it.

Where is it's Nose ?

#15 Posted by kgb725 (5814 posts) - - Show Bio

@mild_karl: i seen that also and the ending and read alot of fan things about it and came across the different monsters because i never noticed how different they looked but there should be a sequel

#16 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@samimista: Whoever said that should try playing FFX.

I think there was only one, aside from the parasites that fall off of it. That's probably why someone compared it to Sin. Unless there's an ancient city inside of Cloverfield. I'm happy they explained nothing. It's supposed to make you feel like you're in the mix. Random shit's happening. Everything's getting blowing. People running around not knowing what they're running from. Explaining everything would ruin the movie.

#17 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn: Above the mouth. Do you not have a nose, or something?

#18 Edited by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam: They probably saw this concept art of the monster.

It's vaguely Sinish, I think.

#19 Posted by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by King Saturn (223798 posts) - - Show Bio

@awesam said:

@king_saturn: Above the mouth. Do you not have a nose, or something?

Where is the Mouth ?

#21 Edited by russellmania77 (14542 posts) - - Show Bio

I couldn't get passed 10 minutes of the movie so I can't really say

#22 Posted by The Stegman (23018 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The monster is an alien, you see it land in the bay at the film's end.

2. There's only one monster, the little things on it were parasites.

3. The monster was a baby however.

#23 Edited by kgb725 (5814 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: there were multiples because the secone with the red sacs didnt have parasites and the alien wasnt what landed thats the thing that woke the beast up i believe it was a satellite

#24 Posted by Xeno_Seeker (414 posts) - - Show Bio

this is a cool thread. sweet theory about him eating the seabed nectar raw. I've always been very curious about the cloverfield creature.

#25 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4157 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725 said:

Was it ever explained why there were multiple monsters ? One could possibly be the mother and the others the children imo

Around the time the movie was released, I did a lot of research on everything and anything related to the film. Watched all the videos on jaimeandteddy.com multiple times, messed around on the 1-18-08, T.I.D.O. Wave sites for any clues & what I've come up with is this.

There's no real explanation of how the monster came to be, but there are some theories. Apparently the Japanese drilling company Tagruato, the owner of the Slusho subsidiary, drills underwater for Seabed's Nectar, which is a highly addictive steroid-like substance that's a main ingredient of the Slusho drink. The theory is that the monster had eaten the nectar raw, growing deformed in the process. Tagruato apparently disturbed the monster while drilling, which leads to the events that take place in the film.

At the very least, it is known that the monster (and specifically, the monster's skin) is a host for the parasitic creatures that are seen throughout the film & those creatures contain high amounts of Seabed Nectar in their blood.

Thank God that isn't official backstory, because it is the most idiotic thing I have ever read.. and I read Secret Invasion!

On a side not, I really wish people who make monster movies knew something about biology/anatomy. If that thing came from the ocean depths it would have stepped onto land and collapsed under its own weight, its legs were way to spindly for its body size. There is a reason Godzilla has huge building sized legs.. and not because there is a guy inside the suit!

#26 Edited by SC (12691 posts) - - Show Bio

There was only one monster and it was an alien from space and a baby and so not fully developed and at the end yes that is a satellite as the alien has been dormant on Earth for thousands and thousands of years and thats the thing that woke it. Little creatures are parasites. The creatures anatomy like many real life animals allowed for inconsistent visuals - like pouches on its head that can flare up when its agitated. In ideas for sequels they have expressed interest in actually having fully developed versions of Clover.

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#27 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: Same monster, I think. Those "sacs" were possibly lungs, or its ears

#28 Posted by The Stegman (23018 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: No, it only had one monster, never was more than one alluded to in the film. Maybe it ran out if parasites by the end.

And its spacecraft landing makes much more sense than a random satellite falling.

#29 Posted by The Stegman (23018 posts) - - Show Bio

@kgb725: ACTUALLY, my bad, it was a satellite. Did some research, and the producer said it was.

#30 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

Its explain the camera work was so bad it made him look like several monsters.

Also is a JJ Abrams product, Abrams loves senless things and overly mysterious devoid of intelligence plots and ideas.

The guys is pretty slow of mind and given to unintelligent decisions or acts, people just confuse his confusing and senless things with intelligence.

#31 Edited by TheSpiritStalker (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

All evidence suggests the creature leapt forth out of my bosom one night. He caused all that destruction in the city because he was scared and looking for me. I was hiding on the moon lollin' at the funny guy with the camera. I eventually got bored and carried the beast to another world populated with intelligent life. The moment he needed me the most, I ran away to another dimension and lolled at the havoc he was causing. Though you all might find this to be horrible parenting, it is merely my contribution to the natural cycle of the universe. Peace.

P.S. Galactus owns you XD

#32 Edited by DeathpooltheT1000 (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The monster is an alien, you see it land in the bay at the film's end.

2. There's only one monster, the little things on it were parasites.

3. The monster was a baby however.

Jossed, that is part of the internet marketing campaign and manga, that ar not canon with the movie.

Abramas said nothing of that is official, that explains why it makes more sense that his normal work.

#33 Posted by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

i am so sick of all this POV crap in movies

especially paranormal activity

#34 Posted by Decoy Elite (30041 posts) - - Show Bio

i am so sick of all this POV crap in movies

especially paranormal activity

Eh, found footage type films aren't for everybody.

Although I do think sequels don't really work with the style and the PA movies kinda show that off a bit.

But hey it's not like they're all the prevalent right now, so I don't think they're a problem for the general movie goer.

#35 Edited by InnerSuperman (858 posts) - - Show Bio

@decoy_elite: if they are done right i have no problem. i see what you mean however.