Super 8 (2011): Thoughts from the Couch (Potato)

super-8-movie-posterThis movie is a coming-of-age (think “The Goonies”) creature feature (think “ET” or “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”).

With Steven Spielberg producing and JJ Abrams directing, IS IT POSSIBLE TO LOSE?

No! THIS MOVIE IS MADE OF WIN!

What really stands out in this film are the stellar performances by the pre-teen actors. They are honest and down-to-earth and, most importantly, *believeable*. They cry when they are hurt. They feel nauseous and vomit. They get scared.

I really like the idea of the movie-within-a-movie. Kids getting together to make a Super 8 film is a great premise and you can tell that both the director and producer put a lot of their own personal experiences into this film to make it feel so close to the truth.

The DVD has got some really cool behind-the-scenes extras to boot. I especially liked the excerpts from Spielberg’s and JJ Abram’s childhood home-made movies (made on 8mm and Super 8 film!). Very encouraging for all you budding filmmakers out there!

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