In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Absolutely loved this film. Abrams channeling the best of classic Spielberg and completely succeeding. This film is full of imagination and heart.
This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.
The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what'll make me want to see this again.
Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be... Fun to watch.
Five stars film with a one star ending.
Really, I was so delighted and intrigued the whole movie but I took a mega nap with my eyes wide open the last 30 minutes. I cant even remember the ending! I am 100% sure I watched it but it was so irrelevant my mind blacked out.
Still, there are many things to praise about Super 8. It is amazing how those little kids can act way better than mostadult actors, especially the cute Elle Fanning, who was the best part of the film. If she doesnt take the bad decisions Dakota has taken, it is very likely she will be way better than her.
The witty dialogue and direction from J.J.…
I've only seen bits and pieces of the stuff that JJ Abrams has been involved in in his various film and TV career roles but I have enjoyed almost all of it to date. Cloverfield was great fun, Road Kill was excellent and the two-thirds of the first season of Lost that I've seen so far have also been really entertaining (no spoilers up in this mo'fucka, y'all!) as well.
Super 8 turned out to be pretty good as well but unfortunately seems to suffer more from Abrams trying out his absolute best Steven Spielberg impression rather than making the film that this really should have been. As soon as you realise the main few cast members are kids and…
I was surprised and a bit nonplussed to see so many children in the cast but about halfway through I realized this was not the Joel Schumacher movie about Nicolas Cage watching snuff films.
Fun and entertaining movie for all ages. Don't think too much while watching this movie, just enjoy the ride.
Cuando la vi le hubiera puesto cinco estrellas pero cada año que pasa, le voy quitando una. No sé...
A monster movie that presents an unexpected storyline, with great suspense scenes and a cute children's romance to make it even more interesting. I confess I'm becoming more and more fan of J.J. Abrams' work.
While I was watching it, I couldn’t stop thinking about another movie of this kind: ‘Cloverfield’. I mean, 'Super 8' is a good example of how Matt Reeves should have made his film.
I really liked this, manages to capture the sense of wonder that movies used to have in the 80s and early 90s, it's almost never seen now, since special effects supersede everything else, the kids are charming and very good actors, and their adventures and hardships are engaging and fun to watch.
Recordais aquellas peliculas protagonizadas por niños a finales de los 80 donde una épica aventura comenzaba con el descubrimiento de algún ser extraño? Esta pelicula es de esas. Muy vintage para ser del 2011. Lo tiene todo: las moralinas (a veces, pastelosisismas), la bso, la acción, la "cosa" que no se muestra hasta bien entrada la parte final de la pelicula, etc...
Estando JJ abrams como director/guionista de la pelicula , creo que esta frase resume muy bien todo:
LO IMPORTANTE NO ES LA ISLA, SON SUS PERSONAJES
There's a working mix of talent and heart at the core of "Super 8", one weepy and cornball to the point of thinking that anyone with a non-transcendent childhood could have made it themselves. Don't believe it -- it's the lens flare talking. Truth enough, writer-director J.J. Abrams brings a penchant with him, that might leave a few doubtful in the dust but brings merry reward to the willing. "Super 8" doesn't hide the fact it's acting vintage -- in fact, therein lies the point. If you're aching for Abrams to piss or get off the pot, stay away from "Super 8". The only "secret" in store is a metaphorical magnet, that doesn't exactly pick up where producer Steven Spielberg's…
First: worst CGI train crash ever
Second: what's the deal with all those lens flares?
Third: score too sappy
Other than that, Super 8 is a very enjoyable mystery thriller with a great cast, fast pacing and an amazing set design. Loved the kids and all their dialogue between each other. And their zombie movie is amazing!
A train derailment on the outskirts of a small Ohio town unleashes a mysterious creature. Amid the resulting chaos, a small group of kids (Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, and Zach Mills) have their own little coming-of-age drama.
For the first hour or so, I thought I was watching a 5-star film. The kids, working on an amateur movie for a local film festival, are hilarious and touching. Unfortunately, the quality of the film deteriorates as the conventions of the sci-fi action plot assert themselves. The abilities of the creature are ill-defined; it just seems to be able to do whatever is convenient for the plot. The naturalistic kids become unconvincing action movie heroes. In this way, some of the best scenes are derailed even more spectacularly than the freight cars that kick off the whole thing.