Super 8 Full Movie Reviews

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cinegeek.de
cinegeek.de
Producer

Rating of
N/A

Spielberg

cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/22/2016

Der Nachthimmel steckt voller Mysterien. Eine Gruppe von Kids rast auf ihren Fahrrädern übers Land, immer wieder sieht man Blitzlichter. Willkommen in einem Steven Spielberg Film der frühen 80er!? Aber nein, Spielberg ist ausführender Produzent für eines seiner Fantasy Kids, so wie er das in den 80ern öfters machte. Die Regie obliegt J.J. Abrams, der damals nicht nur von Spielberg für Hollywoods grösstes Talent gehalten wurde. Das Schönste daran: Heute wissen wir, dass Abrams alle Erwartungen einlösen konnte! In Super 8 stossen seine Teenie Helden während der Produktion eines eigenen Films auf ein mysteriöses Geheimnis. Klar, sie versuchens auf eigene Faust zu ergründen! Darin liegt der Charme von Super 8, der irgendwo zwischen den Science Fiction Filmen der 50er und dem …

worleyjamers
worleyjamers
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

Super 8

worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013

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 …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

"Super 8" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 09/25/2012

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. …

Lee
Lee
Producer

Rating of
1.5/4

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

Lee - wrote on 09/24/2012

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 …

gzn
gzn
TV Extra

Rating of
2.5/4

Anti-magnetic

gzn - wrote on 03/18/2012

I love sci-fi, haven't seen a Spielberg film I didn't enjoy, loved other Abrams productions (apart from the ending of Lost, because of which I still occasionally seethe), but this was just so-so. I found it slow, it seemed to fall somewhere between a teen and an adult film, and what some deem nostalgia felt like cliche to me. It seemed like film making by numbers - gather an assortment of goofs, add a pretty girl (in films, heroines cannot be goofs, heroes can), chuck in some personal grief, a load of public servants gone bad, add a family member who cannot show the love they feel because they have been hurt so deeply, and of course complete the assemblage with the alien (always seen as clearly as a blurred blurry thing in the darkest of semi-darknesses - until of course it looks deep …

Taz
Taz
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Solid 80's Throw Back

Taz - wrote on 01/12/2012

This was a solid Sci Fi Fantasy Movie. I had heard some one say that it had a Goonies meets E.T. feel to it and it was created by JJ Abrams so I though how could I go wrong. It lacks the Heart at the core of E.T. and lacks the overall adventure and action of Goonies but I would say they are pretty good comparisons for this movie. It is not nearly as good as either of those movies but it is in the same vein as them and worth watching.

I was pleasantly surprised by the acting in this movie. I knew that Kyle Chandler was a good actor from watch Friday Night Lights TV show. I also assumed that Elle Fanning would be pretty good based on what her sister has done. But the rest of the kids in the cast did a great job of playing their parts and keeping me interested in the film and the …

sreekirch
sreekirch
Director

Rating of
3/4

Super 8 is not super, but good thriller

sreekirch - wrote on 12/21/2011

Super 8, directed by J.J abrams( fame of Star Trek ), has crafted a movie that focuses the enthusiasm of young children, to make a movie with their super 8 camera. Looking at the title and the theme behind his work, I can say that title did justify the movie, but when the real plot opens up, we feel as if it was been only 50% justified. This movie has more. We see a train wrecking up when a car bashes the front of it. We see children running scared from the train collapsing and also we find something mysterious behind this accident. There are still a lot to cover up in this movie. We get to see family problems, some love stories trying to get itself in the basic plot and we have a self explanatory narration.
The movie has a plot, that is emotional, gripping , enthusiastic and also …

Rod
Rod
Producer

Rating of
3/4

"Production Value"

Rod - wrote on 10/19/2011

One night, six children went out to film a home movie. While camera rolling, a train exploded which marked the beginning of extraordinary and unexplained series of events. These children, including the deputy's son, Joe, then get into an experience they will never forget- an encounter to a inhuman creature.

***

This movie is great from the very first scene up to the encounter of the extraterrestrial creature. The cast are awesome, the plot is very interesting. The drama injected in it, I loved it! Explosions and some suspense add up to its "production value". But what I like the most about this movie is their musical score, I am not really paying attention on scoring but I did feel it while watching Super 8.

However, I think J.J. Abrams failed to checked everything because when …

Daniel Corleone
Daniel Corleone
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Super 8 review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/11/2011

The film starts with a tragic accident involving Joe Lamb’s (Joel Courtney) mother in the summer of 1979. Louis Dainard (Ron Eldard) was arrested by Deputy Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler) for being absent during his shift. Charles Kaznyk (Riley Griffiths) casts Alice (Elle Fanning) to be part of his zombie film using a Super 8 film. Dr. Woodward slams into a train to release a creature inside. Colonel Nelec (Noah Emmerich) from the US Air Force does everything he can to secure the area and find the valued entity. Alice was abducted so Joe desperately seeks help from his friends to rescue her. Joe and his friends also discover the history of the extraterrestrial. The Alien then builds its ship with the final piece with Joe and blasts off to space. Some amusing quotes: Jackson – …

mitchellyoung
mitchellyoung
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

No Spielberg masterpiece, but still entertaining

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/11/2011

The first 2/3rds of this movie is awesome, a nostalgic throwback coming of age tale that is reminiscent of equal parts ET and Stand by Me. JJ Abrams is obviously drawing comparisons to Spielberg and with the first portion of the film, he succeeds. The subtle humor blends well with some genuinely heartfelt scenes and the dedication of the group of kids to creating the perfect low budget zombie movie will also thrill cinephiles. However, in the last third, the film loses focus, as the battle between the alien and military takes more of a forefront and the kids take a backseat in the film. In the hands of a lesser director, the decision to make the alien an almost sympathetic and misunderstood character (after he's killed several townsfolk and military, I know) would be ludicrous, but …

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