The film follows five young New Yorkers attending a going-away party on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city. What’s great about Cloverfield is not necessarily what they show of the monster, but what isn’t shown. For the first half of the film you see pieces of buildings flying and then a giant tale smashing the Brooklyn Bridge, and leg here and there and then even the parasites falling off the massive creature creating almost as much havoc and mayhem as the gigantic creature destroying the city. When the full force of the creature is finally exposed near the end, it is utterly terrifying. Not Godzilla, and not the T-Rex on a rampage in San Diego, but certainly a new vile creature all on it’s own.