The Cloverfield Paradox isn’t getting a lot of love from the fans or from the critics for that matter, but the film is a part of the Cloverfield universe and it offers an answer as to why these alien creatures have attacked Earth. There’s a pleasant connection between The Cloverfield Paradox and the original Cloverfield that you might not have noticed.
If you sync the two films up, you’ll notice that at the 18:20 mark in both films, there’s the big moment where everything takes a turn for the worse. In Paradox the Shepherd particle accelerator is officially launched, which tears open time and space and opens up a new dimension. At the same time this happens, in Cloverfield, there’s the earthquake and power outage right before the creatures are unleashed in all dimensions because of the particle accelerator.
A Cloververse Redditor by the name “___Ghost___” synced the scene in a video that you can watch below showing what this looks like when it plays out simultaneously.
If you think this is intentional, During a Facebook Q&A with J.J. Abrams and director Julius Onah, they were asked about the connection and Abrams said, “No. It was a bizarre coincidence.” It really is strange that this syncs up so flawlessly!