By Kaitlin Perry
I’ve always been a fan of J.J. Abrams’ work. I’ve seen every single episode of Lost, was entranced by Cloverfield and was lucky enough to interview him when Star Trek was about to hit theaters. When I heard that Super 8 was coming out, and that Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams were both involved in its production, I knew that I’d be spending yet another $11.50 that I don’t have to see this bound-to-be-incredible action movie on the big screen.
Super 8 is a film about some 1970s kids that witness a horrible train derailing whilst filming a movie for a local film contest. After the Air Force starts to take control over their town’s well being post-disaster, things start to get a little weird, and people (and their electrical appliances) start disappearing on a regular basis.
The plot concerns itself with conspiracy theories, friendship, loyalty, monsters, magnetism and, of course, love, thus guaranteeing a theater experience that’s worth the money (hello $7 popcorn). Much like Midnight in Paris, Super 8 is everything a movie-theater movie of its kind should be. It combines intense action with perfectly-timed comedy, provides believable relationships that make viewers truly care about the characters’ survival and, obviously, has amazing special effects.
P.S. Stay for the credits.