Monday, June 06, 2011

Super 8 - Movie Review

Super 8 is a science fiction film written and directed by J.J. Abrams (of Alias and Lost fame) and produced by Steven Spielberg. A group of teens (Riley Griffiths, Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning) are making a movie with a Super 8 mm film camera for a film competition and have snuck out to the train station, when a train crashes. They happen to catch some of it on film and they discover that something inhuman has escaped from the train. The local deputy tries to investigate the cause of the accident, however, government officials make it very difficult for him.

Super 8 started off quite slow and seemed to drag on forever and doesn't really pick up until halfway through the movie. The teens are great and there are some spectacular explosions, especially the train crash. The ending is reminiscent of Spielberg's E.T. and is a tad cheesy. However, I do recommend Super 8 to any sci-fi fan as it is a worthwhile movie to go see in theatres. Stick around for the credits as well, since they play the movie that the kids were working so hard to make within the movie. It's pretty hilarious too!

Super 8 comes out in theatres everywhere June 10th.

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