Overall Rank: 1443
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 323
Theatrical Release Date: 06/10/2011
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/22/2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Amanda Michalka, Ron Eldard, Gabriel Basso, Noah Emmerich
Plot: 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 - wrote on 03/01/2014
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.
Camper - wrote on 10/28/2013
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.
chrisdye newguy - wrote on 03/09/2012
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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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 - 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 - 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. …
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2010-06-02 15:13
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/
DivineTragedy92 - wrote on 2010-05-31 23:56
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!