'Super 8': A pop-art masterpiece

  • Article by: Colin Covert
  • Updated: June 10, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Conveying both menace and sweetness, J.J. Abrams' thriller is a layer cake of a movie that tops our expectations time and again.

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joe_mnJun. 9, 11 9:50 AM

all online reviews have had the same theme. misdirection. cannot give away the secret surprise. the plot is as slippery as a tentacle? is it an octopus? a simpson style space alien? or is the title a sneaky clue? 8 super powered beings?

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spiderricomnJun. 9, 11 9:54 AM

Half of this review is applicable in a narrative about the Twins' season ... "That's impossible!", etc. I can't wait to see the film, based on the enthusiasm of the review.

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cmmnsenseJun. 9, 1110:35 AM

Very excited to see this movie. Might have to skip a meal or two or a tank of gas, so that my wife and I can afford the ticket and popcorn at the local theatre.

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julievojoJun. 9, 1111:44 AM

Sounds interesting, might have to go see this one.

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hoisonsauceJun. 9, 1112:07 PM

I'm willing to bet Super 8 refers to Super 8 film. I'm guessing those kids shot something with a camera. Calling for a sequel called Super 9 makes no sense if that's the case.

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paulhansen1Jun. 9, 1112:32 PM

I have seen this movie. It is the best of all time! I guarantee it.

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davehougJun. 9, 11 1:03 PM

So how come no aliens have the laid-back mello attitude of a surfer-dude? Now that would be a funny movie, a slacker alien who got lost because his subscription navigation service didn't get paid :)

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alanjasonJun. 9, 11 1:46 PM

hoisonsauce - I think the author knows that the movie is named after a super 8 camera. I think he was just playing with words, that's all. Don't take it literally.

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kingoleJun. 9, 11 3:32 PM

I will implement my own innovative system (mood of reviewer; don't know if it's possible to review movies for a living.) Colin's mood was a 9. 10 point scale.

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ammunraJun. 10, 1112:47 AM

davehoug -- Watch the movie "Spaced Invaders." It's an old 80s flick. The aliens were more incompetent than mellow, but it's a huge departure from the "War of the Worlds" style of aggresive obliteration.

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