• Brian Hann

    ★★★★ Added by Brian Hann

    J J Abraham does Stephen Speilberg. This is such a tribute to ET and Close Encounters that at times you could simply be watching the extended/deleted scenes of one of these movies.

    Its the story of a group of kids who want to make a movie using 8mm camera. Unfortunately they happen to be filming during a derailment which releases a monster.

    Great acting by the kids.

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  • nukle888

    ★★★★½ Added by nukle888

    GREAT movie.

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  • aleatori

    ★★★½ Added by aleatori

    Very funny and enjoyable.
    As a blockbuster, though, there are lots of things that could have been more interesting; the adults are pretty useless, the military is flat and the main character could have toned down on the love sickness.

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  • Josiah Facey

    ★★★½ Added by Josiah Facey

    Super 8, I was drawn to this film because it was about young film makers in the 80s and I liked the film mostly because of that.

    Super 8 is about a group of kids that witness a train crash while making a short movie. During the crash the camera they are using falls over and records some of the crash. What the kids later find on the film when it's developed leaves them terrified... I won't spoil it but…

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  • honeyfrog

    Watched by honeyfrog 19 Jun, 2011

    theater

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  • Ryland Dinneen

    ★★½ Added by Ryland Dinneen

    The beginning raises high expectations, yet the end disappoints: too many B-plots interweaving too much with the main story.

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  • Nick Rogers

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Nick Rogers 09 May, 2014

    Teen filmmakers use a train accident to boost their movie's cinematic cred, unaware a large, nasty alien escaped from the wreck and is pursuing them. Writer-director J.J. Abrams offers note-perfect riffing on Steven Spielberg's classic Amblin adventures like Gremlins or The Goonies. He's not just nostalgically imitating a master. He's infusing his story with his own impish, idiosyncratic exploration of teen identity. To wit: The creature's subterranean-insect face (resembling a runty cousin to Cloverfield) remains hidden for 90 minutes. Still, we recognize the personality he shares with the passionate kids he's chasing: Misunderstood, occasionally destructive, but empathetic if emotionally engaged.

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  • Anthony Albarran

    ★★★★ Added by Anthony Albarran

    Very entertaining throwback to Steven Spielberg's blockbusters.

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  • Paul Armstrong

    ★★★★ Added by Paul Armstrong

    Speilberg-esque

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  • Ben Garnhum

    ★★★★ Added by Ben Garnhum

    Cool, smart, young, JJ.

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  • Jason MD-P

    ★★★★ Added by Jason MD-P

    Almost all of those stars are because of the fantastic cast of kids. The homesick alien subplot (which is how I like to think if it) was okay, but pretty typical for the sort of thing it was. I. Did really have fun watching it nevertheless.

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  • jwicks86

    ★★★★ Rewatched by jwicks86 16 Jan, 2015

    The youngest members of the cast steal the show with Elle Fanning the stand out performer.

    As with every J.J Abrams film it's beautifully shot but this is undoubtedly his most stylistically distinctive effort.

    The focus on the younger cast members does leave the adults a little 2-dimensional and the plot a bit perfunctory but these are minor gripes.

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