5 sentence review of Super 8
4. Soda suicides are mixtures of all fountain soda pops much the way “Super 8″ is a mix of writer-director J.J. Abrams‘ “Cloverfield” and producer Steven Spielberg‘s “Goonies,” “Jaws,” “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” and a splash of George Romero.
3. The problem with suicides is they’re more fun to make than to drink and an Abrams-Spielberg team-up and “Cloverfield”-”Goonies” mash-up is better in theory than final product.
2. “Super 8″ certainly has the 1970s -era preteen misfit lifestyle down, but as an alien monster movie it’s a big shrug, especially since Abrams plays hide-the-monster in a style that is more annoying “Cloverfield” than artful “Jaws.”
1. The movie ends a lot like those old queasy sodas: instead of quenched thirst, one just held their nose, gulped it down in an effort to get it over with.
Time: 1 hour, 52 minutes
Genre: Science fiction-Fantasy
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso
Finney’s Flicks Grade: C+
Posted on June 13, 2011, in Humor, Popular Culture, Reviews and tagged close encounters of the third kind, cloverfield, george romero, goonies, j.j. abrams, jaws, steven speilberg, super 8. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.