Friday, June 10, 2011
Super 8 Movie Review
Nevertheless, he remarks, “‘not as good as E.T.‘ is not so bad. (‘Better than Thor or X-Men: First Class may be a more relevant judgment at this moment in the history of air conditioning.)” In the end, he observes, Super 8 gives us everything we want, except awe, amazement and a feeling of discovery.” Rick Groen in the Toronto Globe & Mail praises the performances of the young actors in the movie but describes the film itself as “Spielberg-lite.” He suggests that the final reveal of the extra-terrestrial will probably come as a disappointment to most audiences However, he concludes, “The rest of us, young and old, will be relatively content enjoying the small pockets of charm, tolerating vast expanses of the predictable and bearing witness to that lovely burst of movie magic. And to an even lovelier irony it’s the child actors, heroic indeed, who rescue Super 8 from the blockbuster grip of its adult makers.” Most critics, however, accentuate the positive.