Monday, June 20, 2011

8 Reasons to See Super 8

Over the weekend I saw the movie Super 8. As I expected, it was great. More than great. It was awesome. Here's eight reasons to see it.
  1. JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg. Wowza, what a team.
  2. Action sequences out the wahzoo. Things blowing up. Car crashes. General chaos.
  3. Comic relief. I won't give away anything about the movie but there are several very tense moments and the stoner guy from the film store, Donny (played by David Gallagher from Seventh Heaven), fills those moments with some well-timed laughs.
  4. The kids. This movie is like The Goonies on steroids. Every kid plays their role so well. I especially loved Ryan Lee's character. But who wouldn't love a kid that into pyrotechnics?
  5. Zombies. Okay, so it's not about zombies, but there are a couple shots of the kids playing zombies.
  6. Kyle Chandler. All I can say is sa-woon. He captured my heart as Coach Taylor and cemented himself there with his portrayal of the grief-stricken-no-idea-how-to-be-a-father Deputy Sheriff Lamb.
  7. It touches every emotion. I laughed. I cried. I jumped. The story has something for everyone. Even if you think you're not into sci-fi.
  8. The ending credits. Seriously, don't get up when the movie is over. I wound up standing in the aisle to watch the credit sequence.
If you want to know more about the movie, listen to Terry Gross interview JJ Abrams on Fresh Air. Need a better visual? See JJ's interview on The Daily Show. Still want more? Watch the trailer.


  1. But is it scary? I don't like scary movies.

  2. I don't think it was scary. It was a little creepy in the way that LOST was, but other than that, I wouldn't say scary.

  3. Kyle Chandler?!?! I must see it. ;)

  4. Been wanting to see it since that short, cryptic "teaser" they released, like, a year ago or something crazy! Glad it was awesome!!!