Super 8: The IMAX Experience

J.J. Abrams' nostalgic monster movie sticks close to producer Steven Spielberg's playbook: kids vs. skeptical adults, shady military personnel, a young protagonist raised by a single parent, and a deliberate build-up to the big reveal. In 1979, a group of kids from suburban Ohio are making a zombie movie when they witness a spectacular train accident. Soon strange things are happening around town: missing dogs, stolen appliances, power outages, and a shadowy creature snatching up folks. Super 8 fondly recalls a time when Famous Monsters of Filmland still mattered to middle-school boys. These old-school shadings are the centerpiece of the movie; it isn't about blood, guts, and severed limbs. Super 8 promises more than it delivers, but Abrams gets in the spirit of the era with equal doses of heart, humor, and suspense.

Credits

Director:

  • J.J. Abrams

Cast:

  • Elle Fanning
  • Kyle Chandler
  • Ron Eldard
  • Noah Emmerich
  • Gabriel Basso
  • Joel Courtney
  • Ryan Lee
  • Zach Mills
  • Amanda Michalka

Writer:

  • J.J. Abrams

Producers:

  • J.J. Abrams
  • Bryan Burkv
  • Steven Spielberg

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