Just saw Super 8 and was very happy with what I saw. We had action, creativity, character connection and a gruesome alien seemingly bent on eating, alive, every human he could get his claws into.
JJ Abrams, creator of such fun fare as Lost and one of my favorites, Fringe, wrote and directed this excellent period piece of seventies retro sci-fi.
A group of young teens are filming a zombie film for a contest. Inadvertently they end up on the wrong side of a huge train wreck and find themselves entrenched in a mystery and targets of evil military guys and in search of answers they may not want the answers to.
Super 8 has all the makings of a B Movie with A movies special effects, writing acting and flow. The kids in the film are believable as much as kids taking on an alien force and an apparently evil faction of the US Armed Forces.
Super 8 is definatelyworth the time and money to to go see. it is one of those flicks that will do well on video, but it would be a shame to miss see it with an active audience. There are plenty of gotchas, jump ups and screams for all.