Cloverfield is a 2008 science fiction/monster film produced by J.J. Abrams, directed by Matt Reeves, and written by Drew Goddard. It depicts the attack of a giant monster in New York City, witnessed by a small group of friends. The film is presented as a tape found by the Government after the events of the movie. The filming style is similar to that of The Blair Witch Project, given that the film is filmed entirely from the point of a character's video camera. The title of the movie spawns from the Government codename, or "Case Designate" for the events depicted in the movie. At the start of the film a Government message appears, explaining this. (Read More)
The HAMMERDOWN protocol was approved by the United States government at 0442 (4:42am) hours. 120 Minutes later (6:42am), the HAMMERDOWN protocol was initiated. The offensive against the LSA resulted in the destruction of large parts of Manhattan. The HAMMERDOWN Protocol was a scorched-earth tactic that officially declared a United States city beyond saving with the authorization of destruction with heavy ordinance to contain a threat, rather than let it spread to the rest of the country. (Read More)
The monster came from the Atlantic Ocean, where it was awakened by Tagruato submarines sent down from Chuai Station to investigate. The monster rampages throughout Manhattan, destroying the city in its path. This destruction causes the United States government to sacrifice New York City in an attempt to kill the monster with heavy ordnance in the Hammerdown protocol. Before that, the monster killed Jason Hawkins, crushing him with its tail on the Brooklyn Bridge; its parasites bite Marlena Diamond, causing her to explode from the central cavity; and it bites Hud Platt in half just moments before the Hammerdown protocol. (Read More)
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