Matt Reeves, Michael Stahl-David, T. J. Miller, Lizzy Caplan
Matt Reeves (Director), Drew Goddard (Screenplay)
Release: Jan. 15th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most surreal, horrifying event of their lives.
The film does give you a connection to the characters to a point though, the beginning of the movie, before the city starts falling apart around them, allows you enough time to get to know them at almost a personal level and sets up the love triangle.