As seen in: Cloverfield (2008)
Director: Matt Reeves
Cloverfield is a fun flick, and one of a few, extremely rare instances where a movie lived up to its mystery and hype. In terms of executing the hand-held, found-footage style, Matt Reeves pulled off some very impressive shots.
With that said, there is absolutely no believable instance where this would go down. No, we're not talking about the thousand-year-old extraterrestrial beast that savages New York. The existence of such a creature is, in fact, more believable than a super-dedicated, ordinary young American (Hud, played by T.J. Miller) who at no point considers putting his camera down while a monster flattens skyscrapers around him and even knocks his helicopter out of the sky.
Before Hud's inevitable demise, his more sensible friend, Rob (Michael Stahl-David), asks why he's still filming, especially when he could just describe the terror. "People need to see this," says Hud, who's clearly huffed away the part of the brain that controls the self-preservation instinct.