So I'm hearing a lot of griping about the movie Cloverfield,* and I have to weigh in: Listen, all you people complaining that you felt queasy due to handheld cameraphobia, you're just not getting to the heart of the problem.
The real problem with Cloverfield was that the monster *SEMI SPOILER ALERT BUT ONLY A LITTLE* did not eat people or bite their heads off or generally rend them limb for limb (though 30 minutes in I had really started to root for him to do so). The movie was NOT gory enough. Now the parasite thingies were pretty awesome, and I liked how you only glimpse the monster at first, even though J.J. Abrahms would rather DIE than let us see anything on stupid Lost, and the fact that everybody getting messed up in NYC was under 30 and good-looking. In general I liked the movie for those reasons and the fact that it was barely an hour and a half long.
But you all need to stop being such crybabies about the handheld camera. Listen, I felt woozy when I walked out of the theater, too. But I sucked it up and went over to TGIFriday's and had a BIG glass of chardonnay and some fried macaroni and cheese, and the upset stomach disappeared like the residents of Manhattan in that movie.
*Cloverfield is not based on a book but if it had been, I would read it.