WARNING: SPOILER ALERT...SUPER 8 is F*@KING CRAP!!!
It certainly does and if you go and see this then you will wish it hadn't!!!!!!!!! This is bad...really bad...and I mean really, really, really bad! I am ashamed to know that I watched this and feel simultaneously agrieved and angry about the fact. If you are expecting this to be an adult movie then I'm afraid, like me, you have been duped..it isn't. This is a movie for 11-12 year olds. And this is where I'm agrieved because nowhere in the promotion of this movie was it made clear what the target audience was meant to be. I feel somewhat cheated because I wouldn't have bothered with this at all if I'd known the age group this is and should have been promoted to.
In essence Super 8 is a cross between The Goonies, E.T, and Race to Witch Mountain. Sure E.T wasn't just for kids but Super 8 is. But even though it is a younger persons movie it is still bad. It is totally preposterous, overly sentimental, and I really wonder if young people are that stupid as to buy into this clap-trap. I think their intelligence is being insulted at the quality level displayed here. As an adult mine was and I spent 112 minutes in bored agony!!
The movie is far too slow in picking up pace and jerks badly between action and long scenes of tedium and sentimentality. The train crash is spectacular but overly reminiscent of the containers flying around in the A-team as the ship explodes. Yawn! seen it before. The idea that a pick-up truck can de-rail a train is absolutely ludicrous and I was slacked jawed at the absurdity of it. Even worse after a spectacular CGI driven train de-railment the driver of the pick up was still alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Absolute nonsense! That was stretching things too far even by Hollywood standards. Funny it was this scene that had my alarm bells ringing because up to then the movie had been fine, but once I saw the 'survivor' I knew the rest was going to be crap...and it was...absolute piles of it.
Well I can't say much more because from there on in Super 8 had lost me. I just sat there appalled at what I was then subjected to. Honestly credibility was stretched beyond belief and it became far too sentimental for its own good. Not only was I in agony at the awfulness I was seriously, and I mean seriously, bored. The script is thin and weak, the CGI ho hum, the performances somewhat the same, and the general premise absolutely been done to death before..honestly this is The Goonies meets E.T. What is original in that?
And now like Super 8 I have come to the end of what I can do with so little. How far can thin be thinned??!!! There is nothing further I can add. This is as bad a movie as you'll ever see and it pisses me off that utter trash like this is made and makes millions and milions of dollars. It belongs in the garbage can I'm afraid, and I'm just saddened by the fact film makers think young peoples intelligence levels are so low that this is the best that can be provided for them for a trip to the flicks.
I give this a 2/10. It is extremely poor and over hyped. I just can't escape the feeling of anger when I think of this movie as it left a bad taste in my mouth. And I just cannot believe how anyone can think that this is in anyway a half way decent movie.
Avoid Avoid Avoid. Utter garbage alert!!!!!! Do yourself a favour, stay at home and hire some DVD's because this will insult your intelligence.
Now if you don't mind I think I'll go and watch The Hustler again just to remind myself of what a REAL film is!!!!!!!!!!!!!