Super 8

Good old-fashioned summer fun. I felt like I took a time machine back to 1965 for a Saturday matinee or, even earlier, to a drive-in wearing my footie pajamas. Writer/Director J.J. Abrams, co-creator of Lost, brings brings us a throwback to Steven Spielberg’s early days of Jaws, E.T. and Close Encounters and Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me (although I wasn’t wearing my footie pajamas for those). They just don’t make movies like this anymore. An excellent performance by Elle Fanning will have 15 year-old boys everywhere falling in love and prospective directors eager to cast her next project.  After Woody’s Midnight in Paris last week, summer movies are off to a great start.

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2 Responses to Super 8

  1. CMrok93 says:

    For all its obvious touches of Spielbergia, Super 8 feels a whole lot like The Iron Giant meets Stand By Me. In a good way. Good Review!

  2. George Krouse says:

    I thought Super 8 (especially the second half of the movie) was extremely disappointing. Cliched, derivative, and just plain goofy. I tried really hard to like it, but ……..

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