Movie Night: Super 8

Tagline: During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

The tagline doesn’t grab you like I’ve been told they’re supposed to, but then this movie was written and directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. In Hollywood, if you can give the studio a high concept movie with big names attached to it, you don’t need a catchy tagline.

Even though the trailer for this movie hinted at an E.T.-type feel, it is far from a PG rating. Yes, there is an alien trying outwit the army and get home, but it is anything but friendly.

After barely escaping a train wreck, six friends realize the after effects would look great as the backdrop for their amateur zombie movie. Spurred on by strange incidences happening in the town (all the dogs leaving, people disappearing), it’s only when their lead actress is taken by the alien that they end up getting into trouble trying to find her.

This movie was good with a hint of conflict between two of the parents, but like I said earlier, this isn’t a movie for small children. Some scenes, especially with the alien, are downright frightening and intense. Be warned, there is swearing. Not a lot, but it’s there.

4 out of  5


About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

6 Responses to Movie Night: Super 8

  1. BigBear85 says:

    I absolutely loved this movie, I feel its a goonies for a new age, the acting, and characters were great fun. I don’t think this is for little one buts I say preteens are good to go. The only cursing is the one FBomb dropped by once of the kids themselves lol oh movie rating rules your so funny. and the train wreck scene looks freaking amazing and the alien is bad arse to lol totally recommend super 8

  2. Husband liked this movie, so that’s saying a lot too. Sithboy was a little upset because we watched it without him.

  3. BigBear85 says:

    lol I would be to luckily i saw it in theaters was great on the big screen

  4. kmcambion says:

    I watched the movie with my best friend when it was new in theaters. Definitely not a little kid’s movies; there were moments scary enough to make my friend swear loudly.

    I thought the acting was very good, especially on the kids’ part, but I didn’t care for the ending. It felt too abrupt, like they were in a hurry to wrap it up.

  5. I think I prefer the short ending to a long drawn out one. Mind you, I know what you mean. I’ve seen some movies where it’s great up to the end and you’re like, WTF?

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