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Super 8 (2011 film)

23 Ratings: 3.7
A 2011 movie directed by J.J. Abrams.

Abrams has refused to reveal the plot of the film as he wants to keep it a mystery and let the images speak for themselves.[citation needed] What has been confirmed is that it will take place in 1979 and it will be a homage/tribute to Spielberg's … see full wiki

Tags: Movies, Movie, Steven Spielberg, Jj Abrams, Science Fiction Films
Director: J.J. Abrams
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: 10 June 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG
23 reviews about Super 8 (2011 film)
review by . June 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
J.J. Abrams has mastery over marketing gimmicks and he knows exactly how to attract viewer attention. If you remember the ploy he pulled off with “Cloverfield” then you would know that he does the same thing with “Super 8”. He keeps the trailers vague as to tease and to arouse viewer interest. Well, Abrams is a great creator of cinematic hype but I have to say, this is not the movie as advertised. As much as I can appreciate the marketing skills of Abrams and his intentions …
review by . June 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
J.J. Abrams is a name that always raises eyes in the sci-fi community.  Teaming up with Spielberg, he first grew interest in Super 8 with one of the most remarkable trailers we've seen for a film of it's genre in a while.  Where so many trailers are hell bent on showing you as much of the movie as possible, the trailer for Super 8 only showed one small snippet that didn't actually spoil anything, but rather made people curious as to what exactly it was.  This marketing …
review by . April 01, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Let's make a hit, says JJ Abrams. So much for making a good movie.
JJ Abrams has made hit movies. Has he ever made a good movie? With Super 8, he wrote, directed and produced two movies, and sacrificed the good to make sure he had a hit.       Super 8 begins just fine, the story of a group of young teens making a movie about zombies. Charles (Riley Griffiths) is determined to enter his movie in a film contest. He’s the director and writer. Joe (Joel Courtney) is his best friend and make-up specialist.  When Charles recruits …
review by . February 18, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I had read Wookpak's review of this film an am definately in agreement. I have not seen The Goonies and or Cloverfield but I can say that there are a lot of similarities with this film to ET. A bunch of High School kids are filming a zombie movie in 1979. The mother of one of the boys (Joe Lamb) died in a factory accident. The boy's father (Jackson Lamb) is the sherriff and at his mother's wake we see the sherriff arresting a blond haired man (Louis Dainard) that came to visit. It turns out that …
review by . July 09, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
**** out of ****     For each talented director, there is one film, or perhaps many films, that the man or woman was destined to direct. For J.J. Abrams, director of the recent reboot of the "Star Trek" franchise, his film is "Super 8". I knew the man was talented as both a writer and a director; a sci-fi geek who is always ready to explode with knowledge and insight. He has a fondness of the works of Steven Spielberg. And now, he's made a film not only about his fondness, but …
review by . June 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Super 8 aspires to be a lot. After the first few scenes of the film you can see the attempts at the charm of Spielberg’s charm from the 80s and 90s trying it’s hardest to fuse with Abram’s sensibilities about portraying suspense on the screen and his way of establishing mystery. Super 8 isn’t a bad film, in fact I actually really liked it. However I don’t think it’s as good as it thinks it is, or even as good as collaboration between two of the strongest filmmakers …
review by . June 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Super 8 clearly distinguishes itself from the other summer movies in the last years by simply approaching the old-school style of filmmaking when the story, the atmosphere, the narration, the feeling counted more than the tons of exploding cars and buildings we get to see today. Super 8 is a nostalgic reminiscence of the old-school cinema, a piece of little emotional film that addresses audiences of all ages.      The story develops around this group of kids from …
review by . January 10, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
Set during the summer of 1979 in a small town in Ohio, SUPER 8 revolves around Joe Lam (Joel Lamb) and his friends as they attempt to finish a Super 8 zombie movie for an upcoming Super 8 Film Festival. While filming one night at the local train station, the boys and the star actress of their production are witness to and somewhat involved with a horrible train accident that unleashes a mysterious creature. Soon after, all the dogs in the town run away, people start disappearing, and all kinds of …
review by . June 18, 2011
4 Stars: Something this way comes
There are some things in this world that  humanity was never meant to  understand, never meant to  find out the truth, never meant to  grasp the reality of something more than the world  that we have built for ourselves and the prefabricated lies that we have been feed to make us believe the singular truth. The one all consuming truth that  in this world, in this universe we are the only life that exist, we are the only thing that lives and that Earth, our home  …
review by . June 14, 2011
It won't be for everyone, it won't be for those looking for sci-fi action flick. It is a fair expectation from the few details we gathered from the trailer. In that regard it has every opportunity to let you down, but if you are looking for strong story telling with a loving nod to film makers delivered in the hands of children than you are in for a treat. It has been a while since a movie has come out without any marks of irony, sarcasm, and pop culture references leaving only a well done …
review by . June 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         Going into a Steven Spielberg film, we expect a number of distinctive thematic elements: Ordinary characters in extraordinary situations; strained parent/child relationships, especially between fathers and sons; a childlike inquisitiveness at the unexplainable; friendship, the loss of innocence, and coming of age; overt sentimentalism; and in some cases, excitement/awe/terror at the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Super 8, produced by Spielberg, …
review by . June 08, 2011
'Super 8' 'Two Jews On Film' Agree (Sort Of) This SciFi Coming Of Age Story Comes Up Short (Video)
         By Joan Alperin-Schwartz      'Super 8' is written and directed by J. J. Abrams. This film could have been the 'ET' for a new generation of film goers...Unfortunately...it misses the mark.      In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town set out to make a zombie movie.  While shooting their Super 8 film, the kids witness a catastrophic train crash and, after barely escaping …
review by . July 05, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
It's been said that there aren't any truly original ideas.  I'm not sure I agree with that, but in the context of 'Super 8' it makes sense...it's all in how it's put together that makes it work.      J.J. Abrams' latest film assembles a lot of ideas that should be familiar.  If you've seen 'E.T.' or 'Close Encounters' you'll recognize the mysterious alien influence.  If you've seen 'The Goonies' …
review by . June 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Back when I was growing up there was a young filmmaker known for great movies like Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial. These were wonderful movies. The first was scary, the second was thought-provoking and the third was excellent family entertainment. As the 1980′s came along, this filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, made other fine works, like the Indiana Jones series and in the 1990′s gave us Jurassic Park. Then he discovered World …
review by . June 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Super Great! (No, I don't care how cheesy that sounds.)
SUPER 8   Written and Directed by J.J. Abrams   Starring Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler and Ron Edlard       J.J. Abrams, the man behind the polarizing television series, “Lost” and the stellar STAR TREK reboot from a couple years back, longs for simpler times in his latest adventure, SUPER 8. The film has been shrouded in secrecy and mystery since it was announced, which I imagine excited Abrams a great deal, and it is finally …
Quick Tip by . November 27, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
This movie started off so well and then totally drops the ball in the middle. I liked the "cloverfield effect" of not actually seeing the monster, but this movie is way better than cloverfield in the long run. Its a rental for sure, i doubt id buy it though.
review by . June 16, 2011
   Back when I was growing up there was a young filmmaker known for great movies like Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial. These were wonderful movies. The first was scary, the second was thought-provoking and the third was excellent family entertainment. As the 1980′s came along, this filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, made other fine works, like the Indiana Jones series and in the 1990′s gave us Jurassic Park. Then he discovered World …
review by . November 24, 2011
Not so super
The year is 1979, and 14-year old Joe and his pals sneak out every night to make a Super 8 zombie movie. One night, while filming, they witness a terrible train derailment that involves their teacher. Before they know it, the military arrives and takes over their little town and the boys find themselves in danger.      The first half of the movie focuses on the boys' friendships and their movie-making and is fairly interesting, except I didn't care about any of the kids …
review by . June 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
The first 20 minutes or so of “Super 8″ are so clogged with references to a series of great movies from the ’80s that you start to wonder if it’s ever going to gain its own footing as a film. References to “E.T,” “Goonies” and “Stand By Me” abound; we’ve got kids on bikes, family tragedy in the background, plenty of golden hour shots (including one pan up over the town grid that seems straight out of “E.T.”,) and lots …
review by . June 16, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Back when I was growing up there was a young filmmaker known for great movies like Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial. These were wonderful movies. The first was scary, the second was thought-provoking and the third was excellent family entertainment. As the 1980's came along, this filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, made other fine works, like the Indiana Jones series and in the 1990's gave us Jurassic Park. Then he discovered World War II, and that was basically …
review by . June 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Its like a
Hey you let me show you something, step into my office. HA!!!! this isn't an office its a time machine, and now that your here lets take a trip, a trip 2 years into the past. Observe Ironman 2 is now out in theaters and in the previews a small teaser trailer grabs your attention, a teaser for a movie called Super 8.          Are your memories jogged yes i see it now good. When i first saw that trailer I automatically thought it was for …
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2011
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 Much like last years "Inception",  "Super 8" is a glorious and beautifully made film that not only proves that summer is not just for action but for films  with heart, "Super8" is a glowing tribute to those great summer blockbusters of old, those great films when the summer was meant for films of meaning instead of money making when films were films instead of giant CGI set piece and noisy, over produced action flick and cheesy romantic comedies and …
Quick Tip by . June 13, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
You wanna tip?  Ok here when going to see this flick, make sure you dont have any heart problems, and dont sit to close to the speakers you'll drop your popcorn, or wet your pants.
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