Skip to comments.Super 8: Movie Review
Posted on 06/10/2011 6:27:00 AM PDT by Neoavatara
J.J. Abrams, which is becoming this generations Steven Spielberg, has taken inspiration from Spielberg in a movie that is more family entertainment than Science Fiction. This has the feel of a late 70s early 80s flick from Spielberg, and I could very comfortably have believed that he made this in the interim between Jaws and E.T.. The movie had me virtually giggling inside, making me remember what it was like to see those movies as a young child. It brings us back to an era that I guess is now long forgotten, of blissful summers and imaginations gone wild.
The story begins with a group of middle schoolers who, like many of us in that era, decided to make their own science fiction film, in this case a horror flick. It probably echoes the childhoods of both Abrams and Spielberg, who admit to doing the same thing as kids. While filming their own story, they happen to be witnesses to a horrible train accident. Of course, the creature being carried by the train is not your normal circus animal.
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Super 8 ? Eh, not much better than Motel 6.
I’ll admit the trailer is very intriguing.
I had never heard of this movie (not being tuned in to entertainment news at all) until yesterday. It sounds like a winner, if you’re a Sci-fi nerd like me.
Seen it 10 times already (work post production) it’s a very good movie, I don’t think the cussing from the kids was necessary though.
It ain’t necessarily far off the mark. After all, Spielberg raped Indy and Abrams raped Star Trek.
You’ve got a point there.
My kids want to see this one.
Please tell me it doesn’t end in the typical J. J. Abrams way (non-closure) found in other pieces from him, like LOST and Cloverfield.
I can’t afford to pay for the damaged screen after I throw something through it if it does.
They’re talking like it is a family movie, and in what I thought was an online only clip of the study of the alien creature befor it got lose. You don’t see much, but at the end of the clip, it seemed extremly powerful, hostile, and if released make a bloody mess of things. It isn’t rated R, so I am curiouse how they handle the aftermath of the monster
My concern about the movie was it looked, from the previews, to be very “anti-military.” Meaning it was all the military’s fault for covering something up. Typical Hollywood scenario. If I’m wrong about that I might be willing to see it.
pluggedinonline gave it this review:
“This may be a movie full of kids. And this may be a production with a kid’s sense of moviemaking wonder. But Abrams pumped his script up with so much profanitymuch of it jumping out of the kids’ mouthsthat he sends a possibly unintentional but still crystal clear message to families: Don’t even try to find out what’s inside that train!”
>>> Abrams pumped his script up with so much profanitymuch of it jumping out of the kids mouthsthat he sends a possibly unintentional but still crystal clear message to families:
So it’s a live action South Park?
Indy 4? Definitely.
However, the “reboot” of “Star Trek” was FANTASTIC.
Sure, if you call rape and sodomy of the canon “fantastic.”
There’s closure :) I like the ending, well some aspects of it. There is a very sweet moment and then some is your typical Hollywood ending.
“You see, in season 4, Kirk wore a yellow shirt with white and blue piping, but in season 5, the piping was more of a off-white and no blue. Mr. Roddenberry, how do you explain these inconsistencies? Does this presume the adoption of alternate universe Kirks and a modification in the Star Trek continuum?”
“It’s a fu*&ing TV show. Next question.”
Like I said, the profanity is a put off, but the acting from the kids is overall very good, especially Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney. This is Joel’s first film and he did an excellent job. Very cute storyline between the two.
Hey, what can I say ? Abrams can call it “Star Trek”, but it’s not. Screwing up the entire history, the characters, the technology, and on and on when it has a four-and-a-half decade legacy is not something I care to applaud. To some of us fans, especially ones who have been for more than 3 decades, it actually means something.
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