Super 8 feels like a déjà vu from its beginning to its end. That’s probably caused by the fact that the movie has something of everything. It’s a thriller, a drama, a horror movie, a Sci-Fi one. As said, it has something of everything.
Super 8 tells the story of a group of kids, who, while trying to make a movie, witness a train crash. From this moment on, everything in that little town starts to change, people start disappearing, and some secret military base is created. You can easily identify every character’s personality; you have the depressed cop who lost his wife (Kyle Chandler), the drunken dad (Ron Eldard), the two teens who fall in forbidden love (Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning), the heartless military general who cares only about getting the job done (Noah Emmerich) and many other usual characters.
J.J. Adam‘s direction was really good, with the production of Spielberg and other good producers. The film is well crafted, the blood, the explosions, the everything.
The kids performance was excellent, out acting every single adult in the movie. But, Elle Fanning stole every scene she was in, delivering us a brilliant and pretty surprising performance. The acting in general was satisfying, the supporting cast did a good job.
As a fan of Sci-Fi films, I enjoyed this one. It’s not one of the best I’ve seen, but it’s good enough to be watched. Touching and entertaining, Super 8 was up to expectations and many watchers will be able to appreciate it and consider it as good movie.
Rating: 7.6/10 IMDb rating: 7.2/10