I just got back from seeing Super 8. I have been waiting over a year for this movie, and today it finally arrived.
It was pretty good, bordering on great. As someone said earlier, it did make me care about the characters. The special effects were fantastic, the plot was well paced, and it was interesting how they set it in the '70s. I also liked that it was original- not a sequel, remake, or adaptation like the rest of this summer's movies.
However, I don't think it was really a story worth keeping under wraps for so long. I was expecting something a lot more mysterious, but the story itself was rather predictable. If nothing else, it definitely was a good summer movie- not just because of the explosions and monster effects, but the portrayal of the general feeling of spontaneity and fun that summers past probably held for a majority of the audience. And as a hardworking college student whose summer JUST started, it was a nice reminder of how summer once was many years ago. I hope the movie does well.