Just got back from watching Super 8 at the local theatre.
I didn’t have many expectations going in. Didn’t read much about it. Just saw a few previews while seeing other films in the last few months. Looked to have some sci-fi elements, so I figured I would check it out.
I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Goonies meets ET meets District 9?
The film focused on a group of 5 boys that were working on their own amateur film project. Joe was dealing with some problems that would be tough for anyone, especially a boy, and his father wasn’t much of a crutch. He mostly relied on his group of buddies to keep him occupied.
The group takes you through a lot of adventure, and there’s some good humor sprinkled throughout as well. A little pre-teen / teen love (nothing corny) and friendship trials that they all go through.
The sci-fi aspects were quite suppressed. If you’re looking for deep insights into the mechanics or back story of a science fiction storyline, you won’t find it here. But, that’s OK. The film was entertaining, human, fun and serious all at the same time.
Overall, it’s a great film. I liked the characters and was able to relate to most of them, the acting was well done, CG was good and the cinematography was done well and perfectly captured the time era (late 70’s) it was based in.
Check it out!