Super 8

I finally saw “Super 8” this past weekend.  Going in, it was probably the film I was most excited to see this whole summer (except for Harry Potter).

And it was okay.

I mean, sure I liked it.  It was definitely a good movie, and entertaining.  And original.  And not another goddamn Hollywood derivitive superhero movie.  But for some reason I just didn’t “love” it.

Maybe because I really didn’t know what to expect from it going in.  The trailers were fairly secretive (which really intrigued me), and from some of the pre-buzz, it sounded like it was going to be basically a modern version of E.T. or Close Encounters.

A total Spielberg ‘homage’.

To be honest, I didn’t think it was very much like Spielberg’s films at all.  Other than the time period when the film was set.  And the BMX bikes, of course.

I think my biggest issue with the film is that I was expecting more childhood innocence and wonder, and less scary thriller.  For me “Super 8” was much less like E.T. than it was like Alien.

And that’s fine… it just really was not what I was expecting.  Or hoping for.

My other issue with the film is a minor suspension of disbelief thing.  I really hate it when young kids suddenly get all ‘adult’ and mount rescue missions and perform detailed investigations and avoid military personnel and stuff.  It just seems to come out of nowhere, and it really strains the film’s credibility for me.

But other than that, the film was entertaining.  And I LOVED the train crash scene- it was pretty intense.

Oh, and that Fanning girl is really good (seriously, is there a bad actress in that family?)

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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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6 Responses to Super 8

  1. Partick says:

    You are not alone in your review. I saw it last week when it came out, went into it with high expectations, and left feeling sort of underwhelmed. The whole experience has me feeling like I was duped by the Hollywood Machine.

  2. Four (or five?) words: “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!”

  3. madhouse6yle says:

    i loved it – beyond words. favorite film of the summer.

  4. DCJoe says:

    I don’t see the appeal, I’m sure I’ll give it a miss.

  5. barb says:

    not a monologue…???

  6. barb says:

    i liked the movie a lot thooooo(:<3

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