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Super 8 (2011)
Movie Review by The Cenobite
08.26.12

Super 8 (2011) I don't know how I feel about J.J. Abrams it might be a love hate thing but one thing is for sure. Abrams knows how to market and get interest in his projects. Before I ever knew what Super 8 was about I wanted to see it because of the massive viral marketing it had. I knew little about the movie when I sat down and watched it and was surprised at how the story flowed so easily. The cast of Super 8 is a bunch of relative unknowns highlighted by Kyle chandler (Friday Night Lights sitcom) as the sheriff and a cast of young actors that seemed genuine. The movie is set in 1979 and while I was born three years later it seemed nostalgic for me. The sets and outfits all mesh with a timepiece with the music to match. I'm not going to go by a play or play review because I want you to watch this movie without any spoilers at all. It is rated pg-13 for mild action and language but if you have children from 8 years and up watch this with them it has a certain E.T feel to it. The Plot follows a group of young kids that are making there own zombie film on a super 8 camera. One night there filming when a train derailment happens which they catch on film barely escaping. The military moves in and strange things start to happen around town and the young kids try and figure it out along with the sheriff, who sees his town overrun with weird military protocol. Super 8 shines as a movie that has a lot of pieces but executes them without overdoing it on script or special effects. The movie is fun, the mystery is fun, and like I said its not the most complicated story but enjoyable nonetheless . My only regret is I'm not 13 anymore, that is not a jab at the movie at all but I can see this movie being a Goonies for todays youth. This movie is exactly what happens when J.J Abrams and Spielberg hookup, a fun alien blockbuster. Even though I recommend this to kids it does have some cussing mainly by the young actors but hey they talk just like I did when I was that age. Overall Super 8 is super to me I enjoyed it and plan on watching it with my sons I hope you do the same.

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