Saturday, 10 December 2011

Super 8 Review (Updated)










Super 8


Release Date: 9th June 2011 - Australia


Production Companies
Paramount Pictures (presents)
Amblin Entertainment
Bad Robot

Distribution
Paramount Pictures Australia


Genre: Sci-Fi

Rating: M

Runtime: 112 minutes


Budget: $50,000,000

Box Office Gross $260,095,986
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
In the summer of 1979, a
group of friends in a small
Ohio town witness a
catastrophic train crash
while making a super 8
movie and soon suspect
that it was not an accident.
Shortly after, unusual
disappearances and
inexplicable events begin to
take place in town, and the
local Deputy tries to uncover
the truth - something more
terrifying than any of them
could have imagined.


Cast
Joel Courtney - Joseph "Joe" Lamb
Elle Fanning - Alice "Allie" Dainard
Kyle Chandler - Jack Lamb
Ron Eldard - Louis Dainard
Riley Griffiths - Charles Kaznyk
Ryan Lee - Cary
Zach Mills - Preston
Gabriel Basso - Martin
Noah Emmerich - Colonel Nelec
Glynn Turman - Dr. Woodward
David Gallagher - Donny
Bruce Greenwood - Cooper
Amanda Milchalka - Jen Kaznyk
Caitriona Balfe - Elizabeth Lamb

Crew
Writer/Producer/Director - J.J. Abrams
Producers - Bryan Burk &
Steven Spielberg
Co-Producer - Tommy Gormley
Production Designer - Martin Whist
Director of Photography - Larry Fong
Creature Designer - Neville Page
Visual Effects Supervisors - Russell Earl,
Kim Libreri & Dennis Muren
Film Editors - Maryann Brandon &
Mary Jo Markey
Supervising Sound Editor/Sound
Designer - Ben Burtt
Music - Michael Giacchino


Review
SUPER 8 is very scary but similar to Steven Spielberg's E.T. and few of his other classical productions, thanks to its director J.J. Abrams who was inspired by these features and brought this suspense of a science-fiction movie to life. This film had a nice feel to it where it really emphasises the value of our friends when we are in our youth, the adventures we embark on, gaining independence and learning true meaning of what friendship is.

It contained an even blend of drama and mystery which keeps your eyes glued to the screen throughout this entertaining hit. My recommendation is that if you enjoy science-fiction genre, then this is the movie for you.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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