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    Wife's out of town and I had to do an exchange at the mall so I ducked in during the IMAX showing not really knowing much about this flick. What a ride! Good acting, great f/x, good script. Don't expect Battle: LA, ID4, or District 9. It's more like the Goonies meets...

    Nevermind. Too scary for little kids plus violence, some blood, and language. Somewhat predictable. Nevertheless, I was very entertained. Highly recommended.

    ***Stay for the credits***

    On another note, the Harry Potter finale trailer looked awesome but I wasn't really looking forward to Transformers until I saw the trailer. Can't wait!

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    Yeah, I saw Super 8 today and loved it... but I do think they kinda' marketed it wrong. Most of the people I know who were disappointed by it basically thought it was going to be another Cloverfield, which it totally isn't. To me, it was like a total love letter to The Goonies and E.T. The best thing about it though was the acting of the kids. Some of the best child actors I've seen, and Elle Fanning was amazing!
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    You know shes barely 13? Crazy stuff, makes me feel that much older haha but yea it was a sweet movie, I kept my eye open in the background for little hints and whatnot, because it is JJ Abrams lol

    And yes the monster does look very similar to the Cloverfield monster lol albeit different in its own right.
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    Saw this last night and was absolutely amazed. Describing it as a love letter to the Spielberg movies of the '80's is spot-on. And the child actors were the best I've ever seen in a movie.
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    It's getting decent reviews elsewhere too.

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    Best movie I've seen in a long long time...
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    Looking forward to this one think I will check it out this weekend.

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    I'll wait for the Blu one this one, looks too much like the Spielberg stuff we've seen before.
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    Haven't seen it...but Cloverfield was, IMO, pretty lame. An attempt at a Blair Witch Project Sci-fi film (as if BWP wasn't 'bad' enough....come on, we've been doing stuff like that since we got our first Super 8 camera in High School....now they call it 'youtube'; still a lot of amateur auteurs out there--far too MANY!)

    Every High School and College student who ever got a camera has made at least a few films that would make most of us wince, and many of them turn their own heads away from their cutting edge youth a few years later!

    Speaking of no script and hand held cameras...anyone remember Norman Mailer's attempts at Cinema Verite?

    Very, very 'sad'!

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    Umm.... as already stated, it's nothing like Cloverfield. In fact, it's pretty much the exact opposite in the sense that it's an homage to the '80's blockbuster/sci-fi genre. It does an excellent job of building suspense and creating atmosphere. Modern day blockbusters are more about beating you over the head with rapid cut scenes and Baysplosions.

    RonP - What kind of reasoning is that?? Did you see Transformers 2? I'm pretty sure that flaming pile of donkey excrement looked just like the first one. You say everyone should turn off their brain and enjoy some mindless popcorn flicks. Well... here's one that actually is very well made, has excellent acting and has explosions.
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    I got that..but I couldn't resist. Somethings just strike a nerve.

    I've read the reviews of Super 8 and it looks like it might be fine.

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    I've read the reviews and this film is getting a solid 8 out of 10 score. I saw Cloverfield on dvd and imho was disappointed after hearing all the hype, (maybe it's better on bluray). i would have given cloverfield 3 out of 10. Might have to give Super 8 a try, will be interesting to see how many more millions it brings in the next couple of weeks.

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    People need to stop with the cloverfirld comparisons, they're not the same at all.

    This movie is closer to goonies than it is to cloverfield.

    Im gonna go see it again this weekend, such a great movie.
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    You're going to see Super 8 again ? That's a sure sign of an awesome ,fun movie!

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    You do have to wonder, considering how similar the creature is in Super 8, if it kind of acts as a prequel to Cloverfield. I mean... we know from the final scene of Cloverfield that something crashed in the ocean before the creature appeared. Just sayin'!

    Regardless, Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves, not J.J. Abrams, so despite the Abrams story touches, they are two totally different styles of movies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polkie2009 View Post
    You're going to see Super 8 again ? That's a sure sign of an awesome ,fun movie!
    Yes I'm going again this weekend. Its the first movie since Inception that I've felt compelled to see more than once in the theater, but for completely different reasons.

    I don't think the back-story in each film allow them to be tied together but regardless it's nothing like Cloverfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    You do have to wonder, considering how similar the creature is in Super 8, if it kind of acts as a prequel to Cloverfield. I mean... we know from the final scene of Cloverfield that something crashed in the ocean before the creature appeared. Just sayin'!

    Regardless, Cloverfield was directed by Matt Reeves, not J.J. Abrams, so despite the Abrams story touches, they are two totally different styles of
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    Well Super 8 took place in the late 70's early 80's and I believe Cloverfield was in todays period if I remember correctly. Also the Cloverfield monster was huge & the one in super 8 was nowhere near the same size. I doubt the movies are supposed to have any relation, but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie boy 2000 View Post
    RonP - What kind of reasoning is that?? Did you see Transformers 2? I'm pretty sure that flaming pile of donkey excrement looked just like the first one. You say everyone should turn off their brain and enjoy some mindless popcorn flicks. Well... here's one that actually is very well made, has excellent acting and has explosions.
    I did see it and agree with you. But, I am not excited for this, just doesn't grab me. Maybe we'll get to see some better trailers for it. I'll rent it at some point.
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    I caught it this afternoon. I thought it was pretty good and a very fun movie to watch. I would give it an 8/10.

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    A true throwback to summer blockbusters of the early-mid 80's.

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    i liked it. two thumbs up

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    looks interesting I love movies like that , I was impressed with district 9 , transformers was okay , cloverfield was okay too
    so I will wait and buy a used copy of super 8 it will be a while (heck I just watched avatar last month ) .

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    Me the wife and grandson seen this this afternoon as a fathers day get together I enjoyed it and we left the cinema impressed, it is Gonnies meets Et in a way, pretty good flick.

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    Got a DVD copy of this early. Didn't live up to all the hype, IMO. It was OK, but I kinda expected more. I will give it props for the use of it's surround mix. Gave my system a good workout. The sound is as good as Transformers 3.

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    I got to watch this as an exclusive at a hotel a few months ago . I cant watch movies on a small screen anymore as I'm spoiled .I did not really enjoy it

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    Watched this again last night. LOVE IT. I don't know that I'd say the sound mix is as good as Transformers like Keiko said, but it is pretty solid.
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    is this already out on BD, how did I miss it?

    EDIT: Nevermind, out on Nov 22
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntasensei View Post
    Watched this again last night. LOVE IT. I don't know that I'd say the sound mix is as good as Transformers like Keiko said, but it is pretty solid.
    Well, perhaps not as much since there's more dialog to this vs Transformers. Gotta admit tho, that scene with the train was pretty intense.

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    Im looking forward to this one. Wanted to go see it in the theater but I dont get a chance to do that very often and with the luke warm reviews I was reading and hearing, I figured it would be best to wait til this one hits On Demand.
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