Review: Super 8

My brain’s still shifting back into gear
after the first exam set of first year
so for now I think I’m gonna steer clear
of broaching another academic topic on here.

Instead, let’s review a random movie!
Even though Super 8 failed to move me
it’s basically enjoyable if you can suspend disbelief
(if you can’t, then the closing credits will be a relief at least).

Spielberg reprises his behind the scenes role
to create another film like ET – but with explosions and plot holes.
The film didn’t seem quite sure what it was aiming to portray –
the alien’s meant to be sympathetic but eats innocent people anyway.
I mean really, Spielberg, are we supposed to just say that’s okay?

Now at the start it looks like it might be headed for horror
and that would have been great but it brings me sorrow
to inform you that it actually ends in heavy handed moralising
(yes, that’s Spielberg, but the lack of subtlety’s still suprising).

It had some funny moments, it was almost worth seen
and although this review is harsh I think it’s fair to demean
the film for the lack of focus and internal logic which mars
the entire plot. Thus I rate it two and a half stars.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. renxkyoko
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 19:26:15

    Oh, and to think I’m so excited to watch this, especially something of Spielberg’s. Meh. The truth is, there’s no sci fi that I don’t like. Just watched ” Battle Los Angeles” and loved it ! My kind of movie. BTW, it’s an alien invasion thingy. \(^___^)/


    • The Rhyming Med Student
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 22:03:01

      I certainly wouldn’t call Super-8 a good movie, but I did enjoy watching it. It’s a fun film if you’re willing to ignore the erratic plotline. Let me know what you think when you get around to seeing it. I haven’t seen Battle Los Angeles yet but I hear it’s good.


  2. renxkyoko
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 06:17:51

    The critics shot down Battle Los Angeles…. but who cares? I presume same critics were all over Shakespeare in Love , praising it to high heavens, but they were the only ones. The rest of the world were bored to tears. So watch BLA and get thrilled., I’m gonna watch Super 8 too and let you know what I think.


  3. lovethebadguy
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:39:11

    You know what IS a good movie? X-men:First Class.

    Go see that. 😉


  4. lovethebadguy
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 12:55:53

    Oh, the conflict!! LOL

    Well, I guess compared to the first 4 films, there was less action, so if you wanted an action-packed movie of explosions and buildings falling down and planes falling from the sky, then you may be a little disappointed.

    Still an awesome movie. 😀


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