Film Junkie writes:
I wasn’t prepared to be blown away by Super 8, but blown away I was. I’m sure by now everyone’s read the comparisons – it’s The Goonies meets Close Encounters meets Jaws meets E.T. And it’s true, J.J. Abrams’s influences are evident, and with Steven Spielberg producing, his modern day tribute to the classics is destined to become a new addition to the canon. This movie quite literally has “it all”. I laughed (hard). I cried (a lot). I cringed. I stared in awe. Since it’s been so rampantly reviewed, I’d instead like to share the eight things I enjoyed most about this film.