Movie Night: Super 8
December 4, 2011 6 Comments
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