Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Review: Super 8

Super 8 is an incredible success as summer blockbusters go.  It's a rousing, good clean throwback to a simpler time that goes great with popcorn, air conditioning, roughly a gallon of Coca-Cola, and an ounce of willing nostalgia.  It helps, of course, if you also have a free Saturday morning, or a summer off from school.  J.J. Abrams has knowingly directed an old-school Steven Spielberg film, and Spielberg (sitting in the producer's seat) has sat back and guided this half-homage in all the right ways.  Super 8 is, perhaps, a celluloid version of Proust's madeleine.  Moments into our first bite, we're transported into a glorious remembrance of things past, of creature features, childhood games, and days spent biking to check out books on unexplained phenomenon from the library...

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