Super 8

It Arrives


Super 8
Set in 1979, the film works hard to evoke the memories of popular kiddie movies from that era. A group of youngsters sneak out one night to film a scene for their Zombie movie, and witness a rather odd crash involving one of their teachers and a freight train. The Air Force descends on their town to investigate. Soon all the dogs in the area go missing, and other strange goings-on convince the kids that the Air Force has something big to hide. Naturally, being kids, they decide to investigate while keeping their parents in the dark ...

117 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Joel Courtney, Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills, Jessica Tuck, Joel McKinnon Miller
Director
J.J. Abrams
ScreenplayJ.J. Abrams
MusicMichael Giacchino
CinematographyLarry Fong
EditingMaryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorUIP
Made in2011
Produced byParamount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Bad Robot

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience fiction
LanguageInfrequent, moderate
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseModerate use of alchohol and cigarettes
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThrowback to thrill rides of Spielberg
15
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote icon'Vreemde' is nie altyd so vreemd
10
Cape Times
Christy Lemire quote iconBlockbuster with a soul
15
Box Office
Todd Gilchrist quote iconSuper 8 is at best a trip down memory lane, but it's also a reminder that we reminisce about the movies that inspired it not just because they came at a crucial time in our childhoods, because they were genuinely great. Unfortunately, this one isn't.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconhere are really two movies here, one about the world of the kids and one about the expectations of the audience, and Super 8 leads a charmed life until the second story takes command.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNot quite as good as I was hoping for or equally on par with the filmmaker's brilliant version of Trek, Super 8 is still good, and an entertaining and fun time at the movies like they used to make them.
13
Metacritic.com
40 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
216 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt may evoke memories of classic summer blockbusters a little too eagerly for some, but Super 8 has thrills, visual dazzle, and emotional depth to spare.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
Movie Review Intelligence
50 critics
16

What the People say

Internet
31694 Netizens quote iconOne of the great ones
15

Average .. 70%

14

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