• sawyer106

    ★★★★ Watched by sawyer106 18 Oct, 2014

    Super 8 is an interestingly unique take on a concept that has been very overdone. I don't want to give too much away, because I went into this movie knowing nothing about it (other than that it had something to do with Super 8 cameras). Not knowing where the movie was going made the twist in the middle of the film actually work really well.

    Visually, this film is pretty good. The train crash scene towards the beginning is really…

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  • Jacob Gehman

    ★★★★ Added by Jacob Gehman

    A fun, visually vibrant take on the monster/alien genre that refreshingly follows kids around instead of the people trying to sort everything out.

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  • red0rca

    ★★★ Rewatched by red0rca 13 Oct, 2014

    Go home E.T.

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  • Haevix

    ★★★½ Added by Haevix

    I feel this film would have worked better as sort of a coming of age "Stand by Me" style movie, the kids were fun and interestingly diverse. They acted like real kids, they talked over each other, coined unusual 'hip' phrases of the time and their drama throughout the film was legit. To me, they carried the movie well while the sic-fi element (lets face it) was it's accidentally dropped anchor. The army dudes were 1 note, the alien was bland and over all unnecessary. It almost feels like it was thrown in last minute for CGI spending. Overall, not bad, coulda been better.

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  • MrPootytang

    ★★ Added by MrPootytang

    In the beginning its suspenseful, but at the end it all just feels like been there done that. Not sure why Double J decided to imitate a style of another popular director, when he has his very own successful type of directing.

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  • Julie Davis

    ★★★ Watched by Julie Davis 12 Oct, 2014

    Rewatched this in preparation for discussion at A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. If ET were bigger, angrier, and had been poked at by the government for 20 years ... then you get Super 8.

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  • radiomanhead

    ★★★ Added by radiomanhead

    Dos genios del entretenimiento J. J. Abrams como director y Steven Spielberg en las labores de producción se unen para realizar este proyecto que pretende homenajear / emular las entrañables películas de aventuras y ficción para adolescentes de los años 80.

    La película de impecable factura no esta exenta de conseguidos momentos como el accidente del tren, el ataque de los tanques al pueblo, o la secuencia de los militares y los niños en el autobús, con un estupendo montaje…

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  • PointMan528491

    ★★★★★ Added by PointMan528491

    In recent years, up-and-coming director JJ Abrams has put his name on the map in a relatively short period of time. Abrams kept the Mission: Impossible franchise alive with an action packed third installment in 2006, as well as revived the nearly dead Star Trek series with a critically and commercially successful reboot in 2009. Only two years later, Abrams would go on to bring back another genre, the coming-of-age movie, with Super 8, a fantastic sci-fi drama blend that…

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  • Cameron Target

    ★★★★ Watched by Cameron Target 01 Jun, 2014

    J.J emulates his mentor Steven Spielberg's style. Loved it.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 11 Jun, 2011

    Rating: B

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  • Andrew Hurley

    ★★★★ Watched by Andrew Hurley 27 Jun, 2011

    Ipic Bayshore
    22:20
    Screen 4, Seat F5

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  • Eugene McCrann

    ★★ Added by Eugene McCrann

    Don't care much for this sub-genre, and this seems to be particularly brown-nosing, rarely introducing a single image that isn't instantly traceable to early Spielberg. Abrams is all homages and reboots, with little to else to signify his arrival. The opening shot is amazing and some of the performances, especially Elle Fanning's, caught my eye - the harmless teenage escapades finding refuge in creation. But it's a bad mystery, with zero investigative work; the severely anticlimactic showdown between military commander and misunderstood creature; metaphors between young boys and aliens (the words, "Sometimes it's nobody's fault," actually spoken), and physical tokens of heartbreak literally "released." Sappy really.

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