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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  1. i have not watched this movie because i took into consideration my friends' reviews upon it that gave quite poor rating.but you've changed my mind i guess - going to watch it tomorrow. :-)

    1. Hope that I did not set the bar too high Clive. Part of the enjoyment was that my expectations on it was so low. What did your friends dislike about it?

    2. I just rented this movie this weekend and my family really enjoyed it. My husband said that it reminded him of a modern day Goonies.

    3. I had heard that (about the Goonies) too Heather. Glad you all enjoyed it!


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