Monday, January 9, 2012

Movie Review Monday

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Super 8 (2011)

From the first moment I saw this preview, I knew I wanted to see the movie. I knew the creature was going to be interesting and the film was going to be fun. I wasn't disappointed.

The movie is about a group of kids who are filming a zombie flick for a contest. After sneaking out one night to film a portion at the train station, a horrible accident occurs, then strange things start happening around town. The Air Force shows up, pets and people go missing, strange objects are found.

The film has its moments of predictability, as can be expected, but it was enjoyable. The alien was cool. I'm a big fan of creatures. Big fan. The movie itself was an homage to older science fiction films, and it wasn't a secret. As a science fiction fan, I really enjoyed it. There was a lot of nostalgia.

The spouse wasn't too fond of it. He thought the writer/director tried to cram too much into it, so you didn't get to really feel/absorb the essence of the film. I can see that. There was a lot crammed into it. And if you didn't have a frame of reference from older films, you might have missed something.

I totally recommend this movie if you have a moment. Has anyone else seen it?

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