• 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.


  • Jake Townsend

    ★★★★★ Added by Jake Townsend

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • Mason_Daniel

    ★★★½ Watched by Mason_Daniel 18 Sep, 2014

    So hey, this J.J. Abrams guy can write.

    That's one major worry about Episode VII quelled for me.


  • Will Carvalho

    ★★★★ Watched by Will Carvalho 05 Sep, 2014

    Super 8 é um filme dirigido pelo J. J. Abrams e produzido pelo Spielberg. Juntos, ao meu ver, são os maiores criadores de aventuras recheadas de ficção e efeitos explosivos. O filme desenrola com um grupo de adolescentes que estão desenvolvendo um filme independente, onde cada com sua qualidade específica, unem-se para solucionar todos os enigmas e problemas em sua cidade. Parecendo um típico filme do Spielberg da década de 80, Super 8 (nome dado devido a camera super 8…


  • sebastian_drogo

    ★★★ Added by sebastian_drogo

    Con un occhio a un ET cattivo, a Spielberg(che produce),
    agli anni ottanta e a un eccellente intrattenimento per
    tutti, grandi e piccoli, J J Abrahms, non sempre irreprensibile
    (si pensi ai due Star Trek), in questo caso fa un buon lavoro.
    Due ore di puro divertimento.


  • rycar88

    ★★★ Added by rycar88

    "Super 8," the long-awaited pet project of Spielberg and Abrams is really a fusion of two films in one - the first is a personal semi-autobiographical story of a group of kids on a mission to complete a zombie movie and the other is a supernatural mystery thriller centered on the small town they are living in, which is threatened by a mysterious monster. Unfortunately (for me) the first "film" ends up being the interesting one - all the child…


  • Dirk van Eck

    ★★ Watched by Dirk van Eck 15 Sep, 2014 5

    In between his two great Star Trek films, J.J. Abrams brings us ‘Super 8’, a Spielbergian picture about a group of youngsters that are shooting a movie, which soon gets them enrolled into some mystical happenings surrounding a train accident. It’s so much in line with the world’s most famous director his basic formula that I seriously thought it was made by Steven himself; as such, ‘Super 8’ works superbly as a homage to the legendary entertainer, but as something…


  • John Connor

    ★★★ Watched by John Connor 12 Jun, 2011

    I just wish there wasn't any fucking alien in it. There's a sweet, sad, funny little movie about a boy burying his grief for his recently deceased mother by helping his friends make a zombie movie here, but it keeps getting interrupted by ridiculously enormous action scenes. The alien, the conspiracy, the rogue government agents, the violence and destruction ... none of it is interesting in the least. But when the kids are on screen by themselves, bickering and laughing and fighting like ordinary kids, it works a treat.



    ★★★★½ Added by KMOKLER

    A very intelligent, well written, made movie that i think more people should see and experience.


  • Ryan St. Hilaire

    ★★★★★ Added by Ryan St. Hilaire

    Super 8 is a magnificent film about the incredible imagination of film making. I love watching this film because of its mysterious nature and it staying pretty realistic in my eyes. Its a film that defines a generation in my eyes, and it remains an all time favorite of mine.


  • ΜariosZ

    ★★ Watched by ΜariosZ 06 Sep, 2014

    Not so super of a film...


  • Mikki

    ★★½ Watched by Mikki 04 Sep, 2014

    I guess I'm not a film critic, to me this film looked like a cliché fest. If the shots of classic cars are the most exciting moments you have not done a good job.