Who knows if this will be good or not. I originally thought that J.J. Abrams was directing but apparently he is producing. Big difference there. This was “produced” by Steven Spielberg.
Still, it looks intriguing. I like that you don’t see the monster (or whatever is killing Manhattan) and that the viewer seems to share in the characters’ ignorance. That is one of my favorite aspects of Lost. Cloverfield is written by a Lost guy, Drew Goddard, so it could be cool. Though let’s hope all of the build-up doesn’t culminate in a monster as lame as this:
Uf! That was a buzzkill.
(PS it’s the little green man from Signs)