Saturday, June 18, 2011

Movie review: Super 8

Super 8 brings the tale of Joe Lamb, a 13 year old boy who lives in a fictional town of Lilian, Ohio, who tragically lost his mother in a mill accident.
One night when Joe Lamb and his friends decided to shoot a scene of movie at a train depot, during the summer holidays, a train pass by them in the scene there were shooting and in the process, Joe notices a pick up truck, and the driver purposely drove onto the tracks into the oncoming train. In the process, a massive derailment occurred and some creature from one of the compartment got loose and escape.
Weird things starts to happen after that.
Super 8 brings forth J.J Abrams of Cloverfield and LOST fame as director and Steven Spielberg as executive producer for the film. One thing that is apparent is the yesteryear feel of the movie. This movie was set in the year 1979, so everything feels laid back in the movie.
I have to give props to the little actors who played their character respectively. I enjoyed their acting so much. It a simple alien movie, but what makes in a standout is J.J Abrams ability to make a good humane story out of it just like what Spielberg did with E.T in 1982.
A thoroughly enjoyable movie to watch, and I urge you all to go watch it.

movie rating: 7.5/10

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