Here's a brief summary …
"After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon." ~ IMDB
|Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams|
J.J., the creator of the hit tv series LOST plays to the true geek. Just as Shyamalan brought the "not what you think it is until the ending" - Abrams has added unique visions to common occurrences and has a taste for the 70's and 80's when he (and I) grew up.
I didn't expect Super 8 to be as scary and suspenseful as it was - but this is pretty much J.J. Abrams style.
For the first half of the movie, I began to get the feeling that a lot of plots were being hatched and that we would never get the answers just like LOST - which to me, had the most disappointing anticlimactic ending in television or cinematic history.
If I were to give "Super 8" a rating it really would be an 8 out of 10. It has a great character development and the throwback to the early 80's separate it from other movies.
The "monster" will be reminescent of another Abrams movie - Cloverfield, but is still quite unique.
One personal reason I wanted to see this movie was for this odd reason.