Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Super 8


It's 1979, (coincidentally the year I was born) and decades before kids are addicted to video game consoles and I-Pods, it appears they enjoyed sneaking out late at night to film their own zombie movies. On this night however, their special effects department gets a generous donation when they catch a train wreck during their shooting. The days following the event become very strange when the military arrive to investigate and the children find something sinister in their recovered footage. To start off, I give J.J. Abrams and Paramount Pictures an A on the marketing of this film. Keeping the audience in the dark over who or what was discovered on the train wreck footage defiantly brought forth a certain mystique that aroused my curiosity. Unfortunately, as is the case with many summer Hollywood features, the hype does not live up to the product. The story goes off with too many subplots involving the turmoil of the children and their families and does not focus enough on the "creatures" that should be centerpiece of any summer sci-fi feature. Grade C+

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