Super 8

A 2011 movie directed by J.J. Abrams.

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A Quick Tip by Lopez15

  • Jun 16, 2011
 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 dramas. This film is a reminder of what  filmmaking is all about, of what  movies are all about  and is a swift and gentle reminder of why  we as people  go to the movies in the first place.
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June 17, 2011
nice one, bud.
June 17, 2011
Thank you.
 
June 16, 2011
Nice tip!
June 17, 2011
Thank you very much!
 
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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 '70s and '80s science fiction films with a mystery and supernatural feel from Abrams.

Abrams revealed the plot will follow a group of children in the 1970s as they film a movie with a Super 8 camera but while they are filming, they spot an alien escape from an Area 51 cargo train and it runs loose in their small town.

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Few filmmakers have ever had a run at the tables like Steven Spielberg, whose output from 1971'sSugarland Expressto, say, 1982'sE.T.displayed an amazingly unforced melding of huge set pieces and small human gestures. Even at their most chaotic, they somehow felt organic.Super 8, writer-director J.J. Abrams's authorized tribute to classic Spielbergisms, hits all of the marks (Lived-in suburbia backdrop, check. Awestruck gazes upwards, check. Parental discord, check. Lens flares, amazingly huge check), but its adherence to the formula squelches much of its own potential. Appealing as it is to see a summer movie that retro-prioritizes character development over jittery quick-cut explosions, the viewer is always aware at how furiously it's working to seem effortless. Set in 1979, Abrams's script follows a group of movie-crazy kids ...
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Movies, Movie, Steven Spielberg, Jj Abrams, Science Fiction Films

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Director: J.J. Abrams
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: 10 June 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG
Screen Writer: J.J. Abrams
Runtime: 112 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
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