And they don’t even have a Dunkin’ Donuts there, do they? And imminent destruction or not, what the hell is that American soldier doing here (with a gun) in the heart of Berlin without a mandate from the Bundestag or from whomever it is who gives mandates for soldier Einsatz (deployment) here whenever monsters attack in Germany? Time for another spontaneous anti-demonstration I’d say.

Oh, that shot was taken in Manhattan, you say? OK, I’ll buy that. It’s always Manhattan these days, isn’t it. And it’s pretty obvious why that is, even for me. And they say, whoever they are, that Cloverfield brings across “that feeling” pretty well and that between that and the shaking camera all the time you might just have to barf.

But putting the barf aside, I remember a time when it used to be Tokyo that got trashed all the time and you could actually see the monster occasionally and actually even watch it approach the power plant toward the end and the American army just stood discretely in the background somewhere and let the Japanese soldiers take, like I said, “it” out. But that was then and this is now.

Anyway, Cloverfield could happen here in Germany too, you know. As a matter of fact, it is, or is just about to. I love monster movies and I’m going, even if I do have to throw up in the process. I tend to order those big buckets of popcorn anyway so this ought to work.

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