Why does this movie suck so bad? It feels like a test for a special effects company that had a few scenes designed around it/them. The plot as it stands. A group of friends get stuck in a Miami condo when these big bad (and actually cool looking) aliens attack. Group goes from room to room and even out in the street for some more alien action. Group eventually meets up with aliens for final (ridiculous) showdown. The dialogue and acting are so bad (stilted, boring, EYE-rollingly dumb)that the actors make the cast of Independence Day look like Oscar contenders.
I watched this free and wound up fast forwarding at least half the movie as I found it repetetive on top of stupid. I like sci-fi, and one interesting idea deserves a shot. But Cloverfield this is not. Save your time and money and watch the trailer, then go bang your head against some drywall a few times. You'll get the same experience in much less time.