Review: ‘Super 8’ Is A Summer Blockbuster Just Like You Always Remembered > The Playlist
No good paragraph to quote and sum up their feelings, but they gave it an A, and say to stay and watch the credits.
Peter’s Reaction to JJ Abrams’ ‘Super 8′
The best compliment I can give Super 8 is that I could watch a whole movie with the characters of this film, a story that doesn’t involve a train crash, a mysterious monster on the loose, or any sci-fi aspects at all, and I would enjoy it just as much (if not more). Most movies of this type have paper-thin characters who only serve to get the story to the next plot point for the next special effects heavy tentpole action sequence. Super 8 succeeds where most of these types of movies fail. You care about the characters, maybe to much. If anything, it succeeds on such a grand level that when the story switches gears to full science fiction action adventure mode, you might wish it could’ve just stuck with the story of the kids.
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‘Super 8′ Review – J.J Abrams’ Turducken For Film Lovers
Ever heard of a turducken? It’s a food item consisting of chicken and duck stuffed into a turkey; three elements that don’t exactly go together, but are delicious enough individually that the end product is a delight. I ask because J.J. Abrams‘ latest film, Super 8, is the movie equivalent of a turducken. It’s a decidedly pleasant blend of innumerable influences, compressed down and stuffed together into a package that might feel a little disjointed and bloated, but ultimately works because each element itself is so good.