- 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 829 Jul 2011
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…
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