Super 8 
Undead zombie kids from Lillian, Ohio vs. Rubik’s Cubes from outer space…who wins?
Film #030 of 2013
Director: J.J. Abrams Cast: Joel Courtney [Joe], Elle Fanning [Alice] & Ron Eldard [Louis]
Plot: During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. Source IMDB.com
Hipster Review: The smaller, lower budgeted inner story about a group of kids making a zombie film was much more riveting than the larger sporadically enjoyable alien one…despite its many hiccups and bitter finale, it’s a watchable action piece – but don’t expect E.T. or Goonies. Watched January 26th, 2013.
“ Be a lifeless ghoul…hungry for human flesh. Like you want to turn somebody into a zombie, cause that’s kind of what zombies do.” Joe
- Elle Fanning as Alice was marvelous
- The kids filming at the train station was a real highlight
- Great subject matter, clever premise – too bad the alien sucked
- Its smart young actors out-acted the adults in every aspect
- An amazing train crash that will shake your house
Biggest Surprise: It’s significantly darker than your average kids vs. space aliens flick, but silly.
Biggest Let Down: Not sure how a pickup truck stayed in tact after hitting a freight train head-on.
Does the boy get the girl in the end? It’s a great little love story and I’m happy to say…maybe.
Worthy of a Blu-ray purchase? Yes, especially for the train crash.
Similar to: Goonies , E.T. .
What Tweeters are saying:
I almost cried during the end of Super 8. I'm pathetic.—
Suzanna (@teambritneyxo) January 24, 2013
Were you ever interested in making movies as a kid?
Thanks for stopping by, Chris.
Posted on February 2, 2013, in 2011, Movies watched in 2013 and tagged Elle Fanning, Filmhipster, J.J. Abrams, Joel Courtney, Movie, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, Ron Eldard, Super 8. Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.