ET mixed with Aliens mixed with Jurassic Park. Add in a lot of intelligence. Then you have Super 8.
My 15‐year‐old son and I saw Super 8 last night. We thoroughly enjoyed it. J.J. Abrams, the director of the TV series Lost, added that same level of suspense to the film — except you don’t have to wait five years to solve the mystery.
Visually, it’s stunning. The crashes and attacks are totally in your face. The slow‐moving scenes are treated with care and respect.
There is way more character development than most action movies provide… a teenage romance is almost the film’s centerpiece.
The PG‐13 rating is appropriate. My 10‐year‐old daughter would have been too scared. And some of the kids swear like sailors.
Verdict? Go, if my description makes the film sound appealing to you. It may be the best film of the summer.
Finally, here’s another worthy review from my brother: on Amazon. (Scroll down on that page.)
Still photo courtesy of collider.com.