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Actors: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler
Director: J.J. Abrams
JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg join forces in this extraordinary tale of friendship, mystery, and adventure. Super 8 tells the story of six friends who accidentally film a train wreck only to discover that something unimag... more »
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Belinda S. (niara) from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 6/30/2012...
If imitation is the best form of flattery, than Abrams nailed it. What he nailed, unfortunately, is not an original film, rather a homage to Steven Spielberg, who he clearly idolizes. Not a good film, IMHO -- kind of like The Goonies meets Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It starts off well, and then about a half hour into it you realize, horribly, where it's going. I watched it to the end just to watch the entire film but had my head in my hands most of the time. Stereotypical characters, and again, a story airbrushed from about 10 others -- that, quite frankly, were done much better. I love J.J. Abrams (the re-booted Star Trek, Fringe, Cloverfield) but this was disappointing.
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John L. (layne1138) from LANCASTER, OH
Reviewed on 1/7/2012...
I was curious about this movie, but a little skeptical. Got it as a Christmas gift. It turned out to be really good. Great story, wonderful acting (very impressive from kids that age).....the time just flew by.
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