• MovieMan23

    ★★★½ Added by MovieMan23

    Very entertaining movie that feels refreshing.

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  • Judy

    ★★★★½ Added by Judy

    loved the characters, love the train scene and it's just a super sweet watch with an interesting story

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  • rangerfan1041

    ★★★ Rewatched by rangerfan1041 22 Nov, 2014

    Letter Grade: C+

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  • Jabba Hutt

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jabba Hutt 23 Nov, 2014

    The best Spielberg movie that Spielberg never directed, set in a time when Spielberg was hitting his stride. It's a giant love letter, and it's done really well. There is a slight disappointment with the alien (I would have loved to see a large robotic creature to really play up the homage), but the creature actually has shades of E.T. to it when it pulls back its armor.

    Above everything, what makes this work is the cast. The kids act…

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  • Leonardo Moreno

    ★★★½ Watched by Leonardo Moreno 22 Nov, 2014

    Pretty good movie for an alien's movie.

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  • Arham Tirmizi

    ★★★½ Watched by Arham Tirmizi 22 Nov, 2014

    A film about filmmaking and teenage problems and aliens.

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  • Paul Lister

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Paul Lister 20 Nov, 2014

    "I can't believe we're breaking into the school. Who does that? Nobody does that. Idiots do that."

    When 'Super 8' came out a few years ago it was one of my favourites from the year. I admittedly got caught up its sense of Spielbergian nostalgia and B-movie charm. I loved the young leads and thought they were really sweet company, like a mixture of 'Stand By Me' and 'The Goonies' wrapped up in a story that mixes 'Close Encounters of…

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  • Renan Mesquita

    ★★★★ Watched by Renan Mesquita 18 Nov, 2014

    Uma grande homenagem de J.J. Abrams a Steven Spielberg.
    A começar pelo título, Super 8 está recheado de elementos consagrados na história do cinema pelo diretor dos diretores, responsável por transformar o mercado cinematográfico em uma indústria. O pai dos blockbusters deve ter se emocionado ao produzir um filme que é uma amálgama de sua carreira. Uma aventura lúdica, com personagens, trama, trilha sonora, profundidade emocional, curvas dramáticas, protagonistas e antagonistas que possuem uma identidade Spielberg. Tudo isso, representado por…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★★ Watched by Adrian Zachow 08 Jul, 2011

    Director J.J. Abrams love letter to late-seventies Spielberg and the era of Super 8 film making is as evocative as it is engrossing. The main influence here is Close Encounters of the Third Kind, with Abrams using many of the same cinematographic and editing techniques, and pretty much emulating the feel of Spielberg's classic. Just put the scenes of the military side to side with the military at Devils Tower, and the dysfunctional family scenes next to CE3Ks and the…

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  • Rocky Pajarito

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Rocky Pajarito 14 Nov, 2014

    Slightly imperfect in key aspects, but damn am I a sucker for the kind of sentimentality and sweetness this film peddles directly down my gullet. Abrams' style does not cease to impress and amuse me, and the core story of child filmmakers and friends in 1970s middle America had me glued to the screen as much as the subsequent thriller-adventure plot that the film takes on partway through. It all worked on me, making Super 8 one of my favorites…

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  • Josephus

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Josephus 08 Nov, 2014

    Surprisingly good alien thriller that keeps the action in check and mostly succeeds in transporting us back to 1979 to watch a bunch of geek kids duking it out with parents, the army and this Giger-inspired alien.

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  • NervousRex

    ★★★½ Rewatched by NervousRex 03 Nov, 2014

    In the summer of 1979, a group of friends are filming their own Super 8 movie when they witness a catastrophic train derailment, which releases a dangerous presence into their small Ohio town.

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