Review: Super 8

After witnessing a mysterious train crash, a group of friends in the summer of 1979 begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate into the creepy phenomenon.

JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg on the same movie, I didn’t know what to expect but I expect my mind to blown away by the crazy movie they put together secretively over the past few years. I few trailers that I saw said very little and all we knew is that it revolved around some sort of Alien in the 1970s and kids get involved. I was expecting a scifi filled movie with things being destroyed to oblivion and getting shocked with what Abrams and Spielberg had in mind. Instead it took a slightly different route, something I wasn’t expecting and honestly not as good as I hoped it to be. It was well made movie and you really did feel like you were in the 70s but because it was so secretive I just had higher expectations for it.

Link: IMDB
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11 Comments

  1. There are a lot of mixed reviews. I’m really looking forward to watching it this weekend. Hope it surpasses my expectations.

  2. @Fahad – Just go in with zero expectations and you will be fine! I tried not spoiling the movie for anyone with the review!

  3. hello there
    i just could not resist not to write you something :P
    well i agree with marzouq i don’t want to spoil the movie for you but here is a small hint :)
    if you like to stare at a turned off TV for 112 minutes then you will be just fine :)

  4. Coffers

    @ M.H – you obviously didn’t get the movie, saw it last week and imo it was better than The Green Lantern. Marzouq said zero expectations, as in not to have any preconceived thoughts about the movie not that it is rated as zero. Go watch it, i found it thoroughly enjoyable.

  5. @M.H – LoooL! Its not bad but just much different then what I wanted really!

    @Coffers – I couldn’t agree more, it was just different! I went in with high expectations of something in mind and it wasn’t that!

  6. I really really enjoyed it! I only hated the ending :/ Not a satisfying ending that’s for sure .. other than that, I was thoroughly entertained :)

  7. what to get !! that its stolen from war of the worlds ? or maybe that most of the scenes didn’t make any since :) i mean for one reason that a Truck came face to face with a huge train making a huge explosion and yet the truck driver survived with few wounds on his head LOL and i have so many more of those in my review :P

  8. I thought this movie was enjoyable even though the ending was kinda ‘Walt Disneyish’ :D

  9. Damn, thought this movie would be this summer’s blockbuster.

  10. i mean that’s just how i see it and people have different tast in things so you might actually like it :) after all there is not right or wrong ;)

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