Monday, June 13, 2011

Movie Review - Super 8

My son and I went to see Super 8 on Friday night.
We both loved it.

Here is what he thought.....

I thought it was awesome. The train crash was my favorite part. I thought the kids were funny. I want to see it again.

Here is what I thought......

Great story. The kids were very funny and did not over-act which kids sometimes do. The alien was pretty awesome. Kyle Chandler is HOT! I loved the fact that I really didn't know too much from the trailer. I hate when I see a movie and it feels like I am watching it for the second time because the trailer gave so much away. You don't see the alien right away which again I love. The buildup of seeing it is way more exciting then just shoving it in your face the first five seconds of the movie. I don't want to give to much away because it is definitely worth your time and money to go and see it. I really enjoyed that this movie takes place in 1979. The group of friends remind me of movies like Stand By Me, ET and Now and Then. Which is great because I love those movies. I spent part of the film just watching the expressions on my sons face.....yes I am one of those creepy Moms...Sorry. He had the biggest grin on his face when the kids were doing things like swearing (hell, shit damn nothing too risque), lighting firecrackers and sneaking out. There is one scene where an adult says the F-word (which I can't condemn them for because I have been known to say it myself a time or two) he darted a quick glance in my direction when it happened.....I think he was waiting to see if I would want him to cover his ears but I pretended it never happened and so he went back to grinning.

I HIGHLY recommend this film. It has everything. Action, Adventure, Humor, Love, Mystery and a bit of Nostalgia.

Oh and it was also the first time I saw the Harry Potter trailer on the big screen and I cried.....don't judge me!

Have a Magical Monday!


Kerry Ann @Vinobaby's Voice said...

We saw it over the weekend too--loved it! Goonies meets ET with Close Encounters and atiny bit of Jurrasic Park thrown in. Old Skool Spielburg.

Author Dawn Brazil said...

We saw it too. Love it. Vinobaby that is a perfect way to describe it. I loved Elle Fanning - she was awesome. And the humor with the kids was hilarious.

Muriel said...

Thanks for the review. I haven't seen it out here yet (maybe because I am across the pond...). As for Harry Potter, I am just like you: it sometimes makes me cry because it simply it too much for me. I totally understand!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the rec! Would love to take my oldest to see this! What fun!
(My family calls me a sad suck, just so you know, but.. I think it's sweet that you cried at the trailor... but I'm totally sentimental like that.)
Have a great evening!

Samantha Sotto said...

I just watched it with the hubby. Fun film! ET on steroids ;-)

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