A fantastic and fully engaging film. Original and unpredictable. Somehow this film captures the adventurous spirit of childhood without making it feel scripted.
Release date: Jun 10, 2011
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
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Predictable? Yes. Like a mix of E.T. and Cloverfield? Yes, but for me it was still a fantastic film. There is enough depth to the characters that you care for them, and the cinematography is amazing. Overall it's a great film with a lot of nostalgia for older sci-fi movie fans.
When you interrogate it, it's a bit of a puzzle. A film from the 80s, set in the 80s - like an attempt to remake Goonies with better special effects thirty years later. It's not life-transforming, but it is a really good little film, and definitely worth watching. Hopefully people will learn from it a bit.
Beautifully shot movie that is a throwback to a previous era of filmmaking. The movie is less about showing you cool CGI but instead taps into your imagination. Remember how in Jaws, you never saw the shark... Super 8 is bringing storytelling back to that level. A great summer flick, expect nothing more than a good time.
The trailer makes it look like an M.Night Shyamalan movie. I'm a sucker for sci-fi though so I'll probably go see it.
@gattis I would not recommend to go see it for the sci-fi part — nothing very original on that front.