LRA writes: There was something magical to those Steven Spielberg films during the late 70's early 80's. The director had a way of capturing the discovery and wonder of an event that transcended our ordinary lives. The stories themselves were never anything particularly groundbreaking, it was always about how the story was presented and the characters he populated his films with that drew us in. That was an era in filmmaking where we got some truly amazing films from the legendary director that not even he has been able to recapture in his later years. Then comes along J.J. Abrams, a man that is clearly talented when it comes to sitting in that directors chair but also a man that has a deep yearning for those Spielberg classics such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Poltergeist, The Goonies, Gremlins and of course E.T. With Super 8 he set out to not so much replicate those films, but harness the same sort excitement and awe they instilled into movie goers all those years ago and remind us why we go to the movies.