If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Welcome to the first of hopfully many blog posts in which I will be reviewing several movie scripts, as well as posting said scripts fro you to read and enjoy yourself! Finding and readng these scripts is a fun hobby of mine, and I hope you all get the same pleasure as you read my blog posts. Now that we got the introductions out of the way, lets get started.
The first script we will be reviewing is Cloverfield. Cloverfield is one of, if not my all time favorite movie, so finding this script was a big dead for me personally. As far as I can tell, this is the first draft of the Cloverfield scirpt, written by Drew Goddard, and the script is dated 6/8/07. This fits with what we know of when he script was written, which was actually said to have been finished after the teaser had been shot and shown in theaters. Unlike most first drafts, there really in't that many differences between this script and the finished film. The script does have a harder R rating feel to it, mainly there is too much cursing for the film to have been given a PG 13 rating. Plus there's alot more references to the 9/11 attacks than in the film. Characters out right mention the attacks for instance. As for the monster, AKA Clover, AKA Mr. Grumpy Pants, he has alot less screen time in the script than in the film. His close up shot at the end is pretty much a 2 second jump shot, and we only see a extreme close up of his mouth. Far less than the final shot in the film. Also, the destruction of the Bridge is done by one of Clover's hands instead of his tail. None of the character deaths change as far as I recall. Everyone who dies in the movie died in the first draft of the script, and while Jason's death is alot more clear than n the film, Marlena's is not. The final film actually seems to have more gore than the script actually.
As far as scripts go, this is a great script, and what ever problems I have with it have been corrected in the final film. (not enough screen time for the monster)
8/10 for the script.
Now download it yourself and let me know what you think!