Saturday, June 11, 2011

Movie Review: "Super 8" - An 8 out of 10

Super 8 is directed and written by J.J. Abrams.

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
I have to admit that I love J.J. Abrams movie style. He has brought a unique look, feel, and mystery to movies - much in the same way M. Night Shyamalan did a decade ago.

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.

4 comments:

I am a lover of children's literature said...

Hmmmm, I've never even heard of the movie but you make me want to go and now see it!

david said...

dont forget about the movie within a movie angle

fixyourthinking said...

You're right David ... and you get to see the finished product during the ending credits.

Dissertation Writing said...

Haven't watched this movie the movie name looks cool...