Super 8 ★★★★

I love this movie. It does to Lillian, Ohio what Jaws did with Amity - it just makes you want to spend time there. The adult characters are really only there for set-dressing as it spends almost all its time with the kids, and they are so good in this. Someone once told me that a good child-actor performance is a direct reflection of the skills of the movie's director. If that's truly the case, then JJ Abrams is a master.