When Super 8 arrives to theaters on June 10th, it already has something that most of this summer’s tentpole release don’t. An original story. While writer-director J.J. Abrams may have been inspired by Steven Spielberg’s classic sci-fi releases, the film isn’t based on a comic book or action figure or board game. Like Christopher Nolan’s Inception last year it will attempt to be that one summer release that makes hundreds of millions because a producer saw something in the story that could appeal to a large number of viewers. Lucky for Abrams that the producer was Steven Spielberg, who obviously recognized Super 8 to be the writer-director’s love letter to the Amblin Entertainment releases of the 1980s, specifically E.T., The Goonies and Back to the Future.
With an impressive teaser and Super Bowl adSuper 8 already looked good. This two-and-a-half minute trailer makes it look phenomenal. Don’t believe me – watch.
Relationships are tested when a small town experiences extraordinarily fantastic “other-worldly” events.
Super 8, J.J. Abrams third directorial effort after Mission: Impossible III and Star Trek, stars Zach Mills, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard and Amanda Michalka.
Paramount Pictures will be unleashing the secret of Super 8 in theaters everywhere on June 10, 2011.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!