In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local sheriff's deputy tries to uncover the truth—something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Writer/director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek) teams with producer Steven Spielberg for this 70's set sci-fi thriller starring Kyle Chandler (TV's Friday Night Lights, King Kong) and Elle Fanning, delivering all the thrills, visual dazzle and emotional depth you'd hope for from these two entertainment giants.
Fresh: Monsters, aliens, trains and a small town that doesn't want to know the truth. What more could one ask for from a summer movie?-, Film4, August 08, 2011
Fresh: Super 8 is the most intensely Spielbergian film you'll ever see that Steven Spielberg didn't actually direct himself. And it's early Spielberg!-David Sexton, This is London, August 05, 2011
Fresh: The geekery has charm, but is a little self-conscious and just occasionally, this movie resembles an open-ended, rambling drama serial that gets a little, well, lost.-Peter Bradshaw, Guardian [UK], August 04, 2011
Fresh: Super 8 is the sweetest film of 2011, an affectionate shout-out to amateurs everywhere.-Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph, August 04, 2011
This movie was really good. It totally surprised me and was not at all what I expected. I think it should have had more credit than it was given.
Although I did expect more of a Sci-Fi flick, this is one of those movies that I could never get tired of watching. Original storytelling and well-blended cast. I liked the idea of watching a movie being made, while watching the movie -- it was like getting two movies in one.
We thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I was a little doubtful that at 64 I'd enjoy this but it was very good. I think they should have marketed it better. Like ET, it appeals to a wider audience, kids and adults. there's something for the whole family to enjoy.
Reviewer: Georgina D
Awesome,loved it,kept me en trawled.
this movie was absolutely great for everyone. it has all the basics from kids to adults. a pleasant blend of all that is needed. It was a very good movie to enjoy!
Reviewer: carol r
YourMovies Powered by Columbia House®. Columbia House® is a registered trademark used under license.
Thanks for choosing your first DVD. Please select another to subscribe.
Please choose more DVDs if you like.
If you'd like to explore our titles, click here to continue browsing.
If you remove this DVD, please continue shopping and choose a replacement. If you'd like to keep this DVD, you can subscribe now.