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!