Super 8 re-watched

Super 8 is a movie by writer director JJ Abrams as a homage to Steven Speilberg. It is good and I think it holds up. It is from 2011.

Kyle Chandler stars as a sheriff’s deputy raising his son after his wife’s death. His son and his friends are making movies with a super-8 camera. (The movie is set in 1979.) One night they’re filming and there’s a train wreck.

Mysterious things happen. The Air Force is involved. The young boys try to continue with their movie but the situation in their town becomes a higher priority.

I think the movie is pretty good. The young actors are good and the movie feels like a bit like a darker ET. This movie might have been Elle Fanning’s big break. (She is really good in this movie.)


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