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In terms of the viral impact these movies caused when their first trailers played in front of popular movies (Cloverfield in front of Transformers and Super 8 in front of Iron Man 2), they peaked our interest and made us beg for more. The question remained: Which one was the better movie? Cloverfield was a purely fun and suspenseful monster movie that took the form that made The Blair Witch Project such a phenomenon and made it even better. However, it lacked in good character development and could've been even more, but the ballsy ending still remains quite a shocker. Super 8, on the other hand, resonated so much more, with memorable characters, memorable dialogue and situations, and made me want to go back again and again (which I actually did do last summer). Super 8 is the winner by a wide margin!
I think Cloverfield gets too much of a bad rap. It's a good film, and I thought it was really entertaining. But, Super 8 is better.
While Abrams has his style stamped on both films I think Super 8 had more of a fleshed out story which helped make such a great film. Cloverfield had it's charm because the audience was thrown straight into the chaos just as the characters, in terms on entertainment and re-watching I'd say Super 8 tips it. Both great films overall
They're both very good. I think I'll vote for Super 8.