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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Super 8, a review

This film is for those who rode a BMX, for those who grew up with no internet and preferred to spend the time dreaming with their friends than getting stupid in fornt of a PC screen. This film is for those who had no idea about one day there would be mobile phones and had long, free afternoon exploring their neighbour’s attic, free from their parents’control.
This film is for those who got embarrased when talking to a new girl or boy and could still marvel at the sight of a monster or an alien, not like nowadays kids, who would probably just dismiss it with a “it’s a fake, I saw on the internet how you make it”, right before being devoured.
What a wonderful breath of nostalgic fresh air this film has been!
Here’s the plot:
summer, 1979; a group of young friends are filming a Super-8 movie when a pickup truck derails a speeding train. When the locals start to disappear and even the inquisitive deputy can’t come up with answers, suspicions emerge that the incident was anything but an accident. As the truth finally begins emerge, no one is prepared to learn what now stalks the unsuspecting citizens of this once quiet community.
I was lucky enough to watch this movie’s première in London and not a second of it disappointed me. It’s a mix of the best movies of the 80s with a touch of Cloverfield, with a cast of talented young actors everybody is already talking about. It’s nostalgic but modern, sometimes even poetic still, absolutely packed with action. Will be out in every UK cinema on 5th August. Don’t miss it.
Louisa Klein
Super 8
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Writer:
J.J. Abrams
Stars:
Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler

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