Tuesday, June 25, 2024






In the summer of 1979, a group of teenagers were making a movie, when they witnessing a mysterious train crash. They begin noticing strange happenings going around in their small town, and begin to investigate the creepy phenomenon. It was directed by J.J Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg.


  • Great acting, especially by the main character Joe lamb (Joel Courtney). Each character was unique and brought something to the movie.
  • The relationship between Joe and his father, Jackson Lamb (Kyle Chandler), was portrayed excellently, as well as the love story between Joe and Alice (Elle Fanning).
  • The scene with the train crash was amazing.



  • The movie has a slow start and takes a while to know what the story is about.
  • The ending of the movie was too predictable.
  • You don’t really get a good look at the alien ,which is kind of a letdown.


Despite a slow start, as the movie gets going you will be gripped by the mysterious story of what is happening in the small town and why the air force is there.

After watching it ,i was left wondering why is was called Super 8. Apparently its the name of the film(super 8mm film) the teenagers were using to make their movie…….. They should have given this movie a more suitable name.

It is not as memorable as other Spielberg productions like E.T, but It was still an entertaining movie although the ending was quite      anti-climactic.



Martin: Am I the only one here who doesn’t know what we’re talking about?

Cary: Probably, Smartin.

Martin: I don’t like it when you call me that!

Cary: I’m sorry, Smartin. Let’s go cry about it.


Dr. Woodward: Do not speak of this. You don’t know what is happening here. If they find you, you and your parents will be killed.

Charles: Mint!


3 out of 5




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