What a refreshing film. Super 8 delivers on what Abrams promised - an homage to early Spielberg films of the '70s and '80s. While itself an original story, there are definitely shades of E.T., Gremlins, and Close Encounters throughout the experience - and it is just that, an experience. Viewing in IMAX is highly recommended, especially since they didn't ruin it by going the 3D route. At the end of the film viewers are left wanting more, and I feel like this is due to the richness of the characters in this story - you want to see what happens with them next. But isn't that the first rule in showbiz?
"Always keep 'em wanting more." -P.T. Barnum
I do feel like the viral campaign and overall hype adds to the entire experience, but I also feel confident that anyone - whether or not they had even heard of it before - could buy a ticket and feel like they got their money's worth, even at today's prices.
I can't wait to see it again, what are you waiting for??
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