Super 8

Super 8
  • 2011
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Kyle Chandler

A science fiction adventure harking back to the character-driven values of late 1970s and early 1980s films, particularly all those Spielberg classics, and it's a potent reminder of why _Close Encounters … _ and its like continue to stand the test of time. While Abrams' rarely-seen monster is wrapped up in a suitably exhilarating tension, it's the coming-of-age story and the endearing young characters at its heart that are really the masterstroke in this enjoyable homage to the way blockbusters used to be.

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Super 8

29 Jul 20114 stars

JJ Abrams sci-fi a loving homage to the way blockbusters used to be

(12A) 112min Lost creator JJ Abrams’ Super 8 may be heavily inspired by the early films of Steven Spielberg but if you’re going to borrow from someone, why not make it a master? It’s a science fiction adventure that harks back to the character-driven…

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