This movie ranks among some of the greatest kid gang movies of all time: Goonies, Sandlot, Stand By Me, etc.
The paranormal MacGuffin is really well done, but the feel-good storyline driven by smart ass kids who know how to save the day is what’ll make me want to see this again.
Super 8 is pretty much all I want a movie to be… Fun to watch.
I love the book(s) and I love what Denis Villeneuve and team have accomplished—couldn’t ask for more. Thoughts after first viewing:
* how’d they establish the politics, environment, culture, and sci-if terminology so smoothly!?
* that spaceship is the coolest I have ever seen
* oh no that one! is it made of concrete!? stone?!
* mmmmm architecture and texture and light
* look at all these massive doors!
* look at all these massive doors on spaceships!