Yesterday I finally watched SUPER 8 on Blu-Ray. Nice movie!
It offers a lot of fan service for people at my age who grew up with Spielberg's older movies. Many things will remind you of the Goonies and E.T.. I really liked this oldschool atmosphere.
But there are some differences. The special effects are modern and really impressing. The train scene, holy crap! And the innocence of the old movies is gone. People actually die. What came to my mind was:
It feels like the goonies meet district 9.
So it seems to be no movie for little kids, there are too many frightening scenes in it. it is mainly a movie for adults who grew up in the 80s and early 90s and want to feel this feeling again.
The story is okay, but nothing special. It's a bit cheesy in some scenes, but that's part of movies like that. I was a little disappointed about the fact...
...that the alien cubes played no bigger role. This was a really cool idea, but they only showed them in a short movie and at the end. The rest of the story was predictable.
But I felt entertained and liked the atmosphere of the movie.