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- Lizzy Caplan
- Jessica Lucas
- T.J. Miller
- Michael Stahl-David
- Mike Vogel
- Odette Annable
- Anjul Nigam
- Margot Farley
- Theo Rossi
- Brian Klugman
Did You Know?
- In the teaser trailer, the voice yelling "I saw it! It's alive! It's huge!" is that of director Matt Reeves.
- It's clear that Rob didn't record for 7 hours. There are about 70 minutes of footage in the movie, so the battery would only have had to last that long. Most consumer digital cameras, even battery-hungry miniDV devices, boast a recording time of more than 2 hours on the supplied battery pack, and on the order of five hours on the manufacturer's high-endurance option.
- Rob Hawkins: My name is Robert Hawkins. It's 6:42 AM on Saturday, May 23rd. Approximately seven hours ago, some... thing attacked the city. I don't know what it is. If you found this tape, I mean if you're watching this right now, then you probably know more about it than I do. Whatever it is, it killed my brother Jason Hawkins, it killed my best friend Hudson Platt and Marlena Diamond, and many many others. We've crashed into Central Park and we've taken shelter underneath this bridge. The military has begun bombing the creature and we're caught in the middle. Okay, ready?
- [Rob turns camera to Beth]
- Rob Hawkins: It's okay.
- Beth McIntyre: I don't know what to say.
- Rob Hawkins: Just tell them who you are.
- Beth McIntyre: My name is Elizbeth McIntyre. I don't know why this is happening. And we're going to wait here until this passes.
Atom User Reviews
Think Godzilla Unplugged -- with chillingly effective results.
Mercifully, at 84 minutes the movie is even shorter than its originally alleged 90-minute running time; how much visual shakiness can we take? And yet, all in all, it is an effective film, deploying its special effects well and never breaking the illusion that it is all happening as we see it.
It’s dumb but quick and dirty and effectively brusque, dispensing with niceties such as character.