Monday, June 13, 2011

Movie Review: Super 8

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In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 move and soon suspect that it was not an accident.  Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

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Okay so I have a confession to make.  I really didn’t want to watch this movie.  My boyfriend had been talking about it for months.  Months I tell you!  But every time I would see a trailer I wasn’t convinced it was something I wanted to check out at the theater.  How very, very wrong I was.  We went to watch it Friday afternoon and we’re still talking about it today.  The movie was reminiscent of some of my favorite childhood movies.  If you rolled up The Goonies, E.T., and Close Encounters of the Third Kind you kind of end up with Super 8.  I say kind of because although there are elements that remind me of these movies, J. J. Abrams turned it into something that wasn’t a copy cat version of those beloved flicks.  The acting was excellent.  The action sequences rocked.  The suspenseful moments had me jumping out of my seat.  I laughed, I got misty-eyed, I swooned and I sat on the edge of my seat.  If that’s not enough emotional bang for your buck then you, my friend, are hard to please.  So do yourselves a favor and go watch this movie.  Seriously.  You won’t regret it.


  1. I'm like your BF, I've been hanging to see this for months. Glad you liked it, now I'm even more excited!

  2. My boyfriend wants to see this movie, too, except, it's second on his list after X-Men. ;)

    Thanks for the review on this, though, it sounds like an interesting movie!

  3. hmmm, sounds like a trip to the movies is in order sometime soon... smiles!

  4. @Belle - You're totally going to love it. Let me know what you thought about it after you see it.

    @Amanda - LOL! That's next on our list.

    @Christi - It definitely is! =)

    Thanks for stopping by ladies!!

  5. Yea I want to drag my man to see this too. So glad you reviewed it.

  6. O_O I am shocked!!!!!! I am with you (at least before you went to watch it) I kept seeing these previews and I thought this movie looked TERRIBLE! I wasn't even sure if I was going to watch it on maybe I need to rethink that decision. Thanks for the awesome short review of this film Jen...I guess I'm going to have to try it out. :-)

  7. My husband and I were just talking about this. We can't wait to see it. Great review.

  8. @Jen - I think he'll be glad he went. It was really a fab movie.

    @D - LOL! So was I. You definitely need to rethink your position. You're very welcome my friend.

    @Juju - Thanks! Let me know what you guys think.

  9. LOL! I knew this movie was going to be great because of J.J. Abrams. The guy makes great stuff. He knows sci-fi, I hope to watch it again tomorrow. Great review hon, thank you :)

  10. very, very interesting. I too feel like I could give two sits about this film, but you are the 2nd rave review I've read...hmmmmm

  11. @Diana - He most certainly does. I'm glad you got a chance to check it out and enjoy it.

    @Smash - Girl trust me when I say you won't regret watching it. =)