movie tuesday: super 8

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

we went to see this over the weekend

a short summary of the storyline:  In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

this movie makes me think of movies i loved when i was still a kid (ET comes to mind).  it’s not bombarded with CGI & all kinds of special effects BUT filled with friendship and even heart. there is special effects in the movie but it doesn’t take away from the story line it just enhances it.  it also makes you miss the days when you were an adventure-seeking & truth-seeking kid & just loved hanging out with your friends.  the young actors was just spectacular in here.  claudia puig said the following:  “Though there is nostalgia involved — the movie is set in 1979 — the story bears the stamp of contemporary wonderment and the specter of 9/11 paranoia”; i think this captures the idea i got from this movie perfectly.  all in all i would say that i enjoyed this movie a lot & for JJ Abrams first movie – i think he did a wonderful job.

an interesting fact:  when JJ Abrams came up with the idea of the movie it was initially a prequel or sequel to Cloverfield (i thought this movie was not very good) but luckily Stephen Spielberg (who is the producer on super 8) liked Abrams original idea more than the cloverfield idea. 

when we left the movie the first thing we both wanted to know was where the title came from and we google it on the bus and… the name is from the film & camera that the kids use to shoot their own movie.

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  1. oh so cool, sounds like the kind of movie I'd like too! glad you enjoyed it! love you so much and miss you more & more! :)


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