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Super 8 (2011) Movie Information

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1099

Avg. Rating:

2.83/4

# of Ratings:

299

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/10/2011

DVD Release:

11/22/2011

Director:

J.J. Abrams

Actors:

Elle Fanning
Kyle Chandler
Amanda Michalka
Ron Eldard
Gabriel Basso
Noah Emmerich

 

 

 

 

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A group of six children filming a home movie with a Super 8 camera witness a horrific train crash on a remote railway crossing. Yet the crash is only the beginning of the ordeal, as the train bound from Area 51 carries an inhuman cargo that has now been set free. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 02/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The story is about a group of six children filming a home movie with a Super 8 camera witness a horrific train crash on a remote railway crossing. Yet the crash is only the beginning of the ordeal, as the train bound from Area 51 carries an inhuman cargo that has now been set free. This movie has great CGI and really good kid actors.

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Camper 10/27/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

I didn't know a thing about this movie before I watched it, and that's probably one of the reasons I was so impressed by it. Regardless, this is a very good film, with a great score and even (wait for it) kids who can actually act. Top twenty favorite films.

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chrisdye newguy 03/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

this movie was not exactly what i expected it to be and that is great because i expected to hate it but when i got out of the theater i felt that i had realy spent my money wisley because i had a realy great time and was glad i went to see it the story was about this group of five friends who decide they want to make a monster movie but all goes wrong when they realise that they may be geting more than they bargan for when an actual monster comes on the seen and trys to destroy the town well like i said i loved the movie and ella fanning is just too beautiful for human words my only gripe too mutch swearing for my taste but other than that i loved it

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  worleyjamers
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06/29/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Super 8

Truth is...I didn't want to see this that bad. I only saw it because it got good reviews and the movie that I originally wanted to see (Green Lantern) didn't. I'm so so glad I saw this film in theaters! It blew me away and I absolutely loved it! One of the best films of 2011,

First off, props to the kid actors. They were excellent, especially Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning. Sometimes films that revolve mainly around kids fail because of annoying performances, but Super 8 was very good. I thought all the young actors did a fantastic job, as did the entire cast, but this movie's all about the kids.

The story and pace of the film were also very good. The premise of the story is something that isn't entirely original, especially as of late, but I thought it was brilliantly executed by t...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Yojimbo
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09/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Super 8" by Yojimbo

A group of high school geeks with an obsession with zombie movies witness a train wreck that contains a secret the military are desperate to cover up. Super 8 self-consciously harks back to the classic family sci-fi movies of the late 70s and early 80s and it comes as no surprise that Steven Spielberg's name is attached to the project. He's clearly a very hands-on producer as Super 8 reeks of his influence and has the kind of family friendly charm that he's always been so good at. The story is essentially The Goonies meet E.T., if E.T. were huge and very pissed off! The cast of youngsters are very impressive indeed and far from the usual irritating brats that populate Hollywood blockbusters, with Ellie Fanning in particular putting in very watchable performance as the reluctant heroine. T...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Lee
Lee
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09/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Although not the film's fault i found this dull.

Ok, when i had heard the ratings whilst this film was still fresh in the theatres on how well it was doing, it only hyped me all the more to get my butt in gear and go see it. Let's put it this way their are a few films after seeing them i was a little dissapointed although i thought deserved second chances, and i think this belongs on that same list as i was dissapointed and bored although i think a second look is in order. The problems here start i think primarily with myself as when i originally saw this movie it was part of a quadruple bill at the local drive in theatre as to which it was the third film to be shown that started no earlier then 3am, needless to say by that time fatigue had set in majorally. Number 2 the screen it was shown upon was pretty dark to begin with and Super 8...

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1.5/4 

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  Chris Kavan
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There was news today that J.J. Abrams was looking for young actresses to fill ANOTHER film role, but rumor is it was really for Super 8 - so I guess that news will have to tide you over for now.
http://www.slashfilm.com/ 2010/06/02/recent-bad-rob ot-casting-call-is-for-li ttle-darlings-not-super-8 or-is-it/

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  DivineTragedy92
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Oh I can't wait. I love J.J. Abrams and I have a feeling this film will be even more amazing than "Cloverfield". It's painful waiting for this flick!
05/31/2010
11:56 pm CT

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  Nick
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The teaser trailer for this really makes me want to know what this movie is about.  And with Spielberg and Abrams, it's gonna be awesome, isn't it?
05/31/2010
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