JamesWood's Rating of Super 8

James' Review of Super 8

2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Super 8

Super 8(2011)

Super 8 is a mysterious, explosive and thrilling sci-fi with absolutely stunning effects and a gripping story that hits hard during the emotional scenes. Super 8's strong point is the acting, at first I was concerned that the younger cast in the movie would be arrogant and bratty but they are the complete opposite. Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills and Riley Griffiths are so entertaining, in many ways they are like me when I was younger, I loved running around making short movies with my mates and I had a fascination with explosions, so in ways this is like my childhood in a movie, but with a terrifyingly realistic monster, government coverups and an epic scale disaster. I would recommend this film straight away to anyone, it is amongst the best of 2011 alongside Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Transformers Dark of The Moon, Fast Five and Cowboys & Aliens. Final Score: 91%