Super 8 | ★★★★★★★★
This one really surprised me. I added it to my Netflix queue because it was rated well but I had no idea how engaging it would be. This SciFi thriller is set in the 1980s and is about six small town kids who witness weird events while shooting a movie with their Super 8 camera. What follows is a heartwarming, scary and thrilling coming of age story. The movie engaged me. The editing seemed tight and the movie moved along at a great pace. It reminded me a bit of Spielberg's E.T. - it had an alien, a brave boy and adults who didn't really understand what was going on. It also had J.J. Abrams SciFi directing stamp on it as well.
I think that it might be a good family-type movie (rated PG-13) but you might want to preview as it has some strong language used by the kids and several scary scenes. On a scale of ten I give this one ★★★★★★★★.
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