Inside Pulse - Primarily, Super 8 is a flawed homage to the early works of famed filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Just watching the trailer makes that exceedingly obvious. And by no means is that a strike against the latest from director J.J. Abrams, widely known for his work on Lost, Star Trek and the highly underrated Mission: Impossible 3. Here, he gets to essentially recreate the movies that inspired him as a kid growing up in the 1970s, living out the fantasies of his youth. And, in all honesty, he manages to pull off a successful recreation of that bygone era of creative and personal filmmaking … until the movie’s third act just causes everything to collapse.