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PostSubject: Super 8 (not the hotel)   Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:06 am

Cloverfield, Goonies, ET, Stand by Me, Lost, Signs, War of the Worlds---can we fit any other clones in here?

The train wreck was a wreck, literally and figuratively. With the volume turned way up for all 'impact' scenes in the movie and the mayhem of the event, i still was a bit disappointed.

We don't know what the military is doing, what the kids are doing, what the cops are doing. There were some cute laughs and quick action, but at times it was frustrating to watch like Cloverfield. After seeing the movie a second time, I appreciated the story and sequences quite a bit more. The 'ET' side of me kicked in and I found the roots and meaning much easier to digest. There was one tragically cheesy scene with the kid and alien that ruined much of the effort and value of the film. You will know it when you see it. The new faces in this film: Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning (yes, Dakota's little sister) were phenomenal.

Flashing lights, loud crashes and crackling radios do not a sic-fi adventure movie make. Worth seeing, absolutely. Does it live up to it's predecessors like ET, Goonies and Stand By Me - no. Super 8 will pull a notable 4 out of 5 Cyclones after my second viewing. The crowd and surroundings make a difference when viewing this movie.

-Jeremy Brickner

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