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C&G Movies - Super 8 Review

Super 8 combines the absurdly profitable talents of writer/director J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Star Trek) and producer Steven Spielberg (he’s a brand name, you know the movies) for a coming-of-age alien adventure that feels ripped straight out of Spielberg’s late 70s/early 80s cannon. Call it rip off or homage, but at least it’s the most efficient and effective entertainment machine to arrive on screens so far this blockbuster season. The film opens with the old Amblin Entertainment logo and that’s entirely appropriate because the project is deeply reminiscent of the old Spielberg-lite titles that the great bearded one produced for other directors through Amblin in the 80s like The Goonies, Gremlins, Poltergeist, or Back To The Future. Hell, Super 8 is even set during that time period. Watching it is like getting into a supped up Delorean and going back in time to discover a lost summer classic. If any of those Amblin titles means something to you, get ready for nostalgic blockbuster.

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