Great old-fashioned monster movie with the monster kept in the shadows to the end. Likable characters in the film. Elle Fanning is also a much more interesting child actress than her older sister Dakota. Even if the revelation of the monster and the climax is a little disappointing I still enjoyed this one.
This fantasy adventure was mixed together to be very uneven, but rather enjoyable. This Steven Spielberg produced and J.J. Abrams directed movie created a film about a film, but felt like two movies in one. One being about the kid's world and the other being about the audience's expectations. Abram really accumulates emotion through the camera so well. "Super 8" is a wonderful film for its great style of filmmaking.
It's all about the days of yore and the beautiful memories. Abrams shows lots of sensitivity and skills when he films the young teenagers. Dialogues pop up like candy, the acting is just fantastic. Then the plot had to involve an alien and that's when things get daft - E.T. ... Spielberg... oh yes, he was the producer... Nonetheless a very touching film about innocence of childhood and a golden time in movie-making.
I don't care that it's a throwback to Spielberg. I like Spielberg! Great youthful energy from this blockbuster which is primarily focused on the friendship of the group of kids and their search for happiness. It's actually a bit of a shame when the alien is revealed towards the end.... Also like any film which is about the joy of cinema itself.
(...)Super 8 ist ein wundervoller Film geworden, voller Nostalgie. Er erzählt eine echte Geschichte und versucht uns nicht, mit Action zu überrennen. Die jungen Heranwachsenden werden von Abrams mit viel Gefühl und Zärtlichkeit gefilmt - und ganz nebenbei zeigt Super 8 wie so ein Geek heranwächst: Ein übergewichtiger Aussenseiter mit der Passion, einen Film herzustellen.