J.J. Abrams Tries (and Fails) to Explain Cloverfield Paradox’s Ending

J.J. Abrams has offered his take on The Cloverfield Paradox’s controversial ending with little luck.

Warning: Spoilers ahead…

The Cloverfield Paradox introduces mind-bending concepts such as time travel, alternate dimensions, and inter-dimensional travel all in an attempt to connect to the previous two Cloverfield films. This connection is a bit flimsy at best, but Paradox does hint that the Cloverfield station tore a hole between dimensions during its interdimensional journey. As a result, creatures like the original Cloverfield monster from the first movie arrive on Earth to cause chaos.

In the final scene in Paradox, there’s a shot of a similar-looking monster and, up until now, it’s been unclear if this is in fact the same creature from the first film. During an interview on The Empire Film Podcast, Abrams and director Julius Onah confirmed it is indeed the same monster, only slightly bigger. However, their explanation of the rest of the movie and its ending is a bit more confusing.

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