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What is SUPER 8? We're still figuring it out - and that's the fun!

Published at: May 13, 2011, 4:44 p.m. CST by AICNStaff

Hey folks, Harry here... and I'm getting the SUPER 8 fever.  If you've been paying attention online in the last 6-24 hrs, there's been a lot of material released - with a new TV spot from JJ's flick that got released to today that... well it is intense looking.

The key piece of information that has been frying my brain, got posted all the way back on Aprill 22nd, 2011 over at The HeroComplex, in this article - it has 7 films that JJ Abrams reportedly told them helped shape the eventual...  whatever, that SUPER 8 is.   Here's those 7 films:

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

JAWS

John Carpenter's THE THING

ALIEN

SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE

SCANNERS

E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

In the quote regarding THE THING, JJ admits that all the Carpenter movies really, then also lists THE FOG and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, then stating that he loves Snake Plisskin.

Ok - So I've had that article in my back pocket - when the onslaught of Television spots started getting released.

Here's the Yahoo Super 8 spot:

 





Then FANDANGO has their's all nice and big here

/FILM posted their spot on YouTube:

 


 



 

 

Lastly, FEAR.net posted theirs today:





Ok... Now JJ's being very tease-y with these spots - we see EFFECT, but no CAUSE.   At first, this seemed like a very Sweet film... but the more I see...  the more Carpenter I'm seeing seep into this Spielberg set up.   

What exactly has JJ made with SUPER 8?

He goes on about how much he loves Bottin's work in Carpenter's THE THING, he's referencing Cronenberg's SCANNERS and Scott's ALIEN.  The SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE inclusion JJ says is a bit off topic, but he really geeks out on the musical sound of that film...   

Now, I'm not asking anyone to tell me what the film is... cause I do not want to know until I see it... but I love looking at all this stuff, with those 7 films in my mind...  realizing that 5 of the 7 are horror, paranoid thrillers with a healthy dose of conspiratorial U.S. military problems too.  

I like that JJ puts themes and thoughts on the table...  gives us notions to think about...   but if JJ is telling us that he's made a jam pic, that has a healthy dose of Spielberg - but with a good even amounts of Cronenberg, Carpenter, Ridley Scott with a smidge of SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE at some level...   

Man, the mind boggles.   I have spoke to people that have seen SUPER 8 at various stages.   I've heard it called "FUCKING EXCELLENT" to "A CLASSIC" - and I am genuinely curious to see if it comes to be one or both of those.   A FUCKING EXCELLENT CLASSIC that could be played with those 7 titles would be awfully nice, dontcha think?

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  • May 13, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    POST 0

    by HEADGEEK

    Harry mulls around what we have on SUPER 8 so far

  • May 13, 2011, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Invisible Giant Monster

    by nexxus7

  • May 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm done with trailers for this

    by Nordling

    I'm really wanting to be surprised by this one. And hey, Abrams listed 5 of my favorite films of all time. Can't go wrong with those.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Well, that's my guess anyway.

    by nexxus7

    Like from Forbidden Planet

  • May 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Didn't we all get caught in the hype of Cloverfield?

    by SteveGoBoom

    Just to get let down? Just sayin'

  • May 13, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    So, it's about an alien shark...

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    ...which can shapeshift, that attacks a slumber party and then makes a guy's head explode. Before phoning home.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Just another movie i will see

    by disfigurehead

    Don't care about the hype. Sit my ass in the seat and eat popcorn.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Harry's witnessing of this will be kind of astonishing!

    by CHRISTIAN_BALE_TRASHED_MY_LIGHTS

    And his review will surely reflect this.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Spoiler: Lens Flares Become Self Aware

    by MJDeViant

    In all seriousness I'm looking forward to it. Cloverfield was worth a watch (I never have watched it since), Star Trek was okay (maybe because I knew nothing of Star Trek or maybe because it was a quick entertaining film). Does anyone else feel nothing by Spielberg producing? I feel guilty for not caring that much about him recently. Although, I am one of the few people who liked War of the Worlds (except for the son returning).

  • May 13, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    The last time I will watch any trailers or read stuff on this one

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    I too, want to be surprised. I spoil myself way too much because of this site and others, so this time around, I'll be going in blind. See you guys after the movie is released.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Yup, thats a bleepin invisible alien

    by gk1

    made entirely of lens flares

  • May 13, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Fucking Cloverfield was fucking phenomenal, fuckers!

    by zillabeast

    Haters gonna haaaaaaaaaaaaaate!!!!

  • May 13, 2011, 4:56 p.m. CST

    If he mentioned Bottin

    by elsewhere

    does that mean the creature or whatever will be a practical effect will minimal CG? I sure hope so.

  • May 13, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I don't believe the hype

    by catlettuce4

    Cloverfield was supposed to be so amazing as well. Has JJ ever made a "Classic"?

  • May 13, 2011, 4:57 p.m. CST

    I saw it

    by shran

    It's a lion. It's huge. Somebody had to do it.

  • ...I will love this film to death.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Abrams' name attached to anything is an auto-skip for me

    by gruntybear

    That "Star Trek" cash-grab was the last straw. "Sabotage" and big slapstick, foam-rubber hands, indeed. I don't need to see Abrams' half-assed riff on classic Spielberg-isms. End of story.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:05 p.m. CST

    wheres the "Priest" reviews

    by animas

    its at 19% on rotten tomatoes, so Harry should love it. Oh thats right, you didn't get bribed so no review.

  • I don't get the fan cult at all. I disagree with the Nolan evangelicals too, but at least Nolan halfway deserves them.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Preach it Zillabeast!

    by David Cloverfield

  • May 13, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Oh but Mission Impossible 3 was absolutely godawful.

    by golden tribw

  • May 13, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Asi shits a brick in 5, 4, 3, 2...

    by BlaGyver

    I jest. I'm an Asi fan.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:11 p.m. CST

    NBC passes on Wonder Woman

    by elsewhere

    Shocking I know.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:14 p.m. CST

    I heard it was the American reboot of Attack the Block

    by Domi'sInnerChild

  • May 13, 2011, 5:17 p.m. CST

    each of us knows what Super 8 is...

    by treatment

    ...it's whatever we want it to be. i want it to be ET x Alien.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Johnny Quest and the Invisible Monster.

    by OnO

    Man that was a great Johnny Quest Episode when they land on the island and some mad professor creates a Energy Monster that is invisible. People got killed off camera and you generally felt something of a dread when it made that whistle like howl. You know back when tv had balls. Anyways I don't think it's invisible you can kinda make out a massive arm sorta like Carpeter's Thing grabbing the Gas Station Kid through the glass door. Man I am so ready for some giant Monster Movies.... Except Pacific Rim which sounds like a glorified Power Ranger movie that killed Mountains of Madness. That just pissed me off. GO PICK ON SOME OTHER MOVIE AND GIVE US MOUNTAINS!

  • May 13, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Abrams

    by enderandrew

    His Lost pilot is considered one of the best in TV history. Star Trek was good, though he did famously go nuts with the lens flares. People also forget the degree of difficulty in taking something beloved and iconic, reinventing it in a very different way, and making most people happy with the end result. Plot holes be damned, it is a good flick. MI3 is very underrated, and perhaps the best of the series. Though, that may not be saying much. He didn't direct Cloverfield. It did get a lot of that viral hype, but no one who had seen the movie was gushing about it the way people are about Super 8. Spielberg's name is on this because Abrams is making an homage to the Spielberg of the 80's. And frankly, I'm fine with that. If it is anything like a Spielberg film from the 80's, then I'm going to love it. My only concern is that since Abrams is so obsessed with "mystery" elements, that I'm worried the film will depend on the alien reveal, and that reveal might disappoint half the audience (like Contact).

  • May 13, 2011, 5:22 p.m. CST

    TV Spot 0:25

    by edwizard

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyophYBP_w4

  • May 13, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Hype, hype and more hype

    by Brian Hopper

    but this is a guaranteed crapfest like ST:INO.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:40 p.m. CST

    i think i know what it is...wanna bet?

    by frank cotton

    frank is trying to squeeze a major corporation for millions of dollars, due to their firing me without a good cause. wish me luck!

  • And I'll just go ahead and say it: even if this film does turn out great, Assimov will never admit it. He's invested far too much time and energy in his one man anti-Abrams campaign.

  • May 13, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    One aspect of the 'creature' seems obvious ... Maybe?

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    Its making a body/form for itself ... Missing car parts, missing dogs (flesh, tissue) ...??

  • May 13, 2011, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Why do people on here always mention Cloverfield

    by Russell

    as if J.J. Abrams directed it? He was only a producer on the film. The only films he has directed are Mission: Impossible III, Star Trek, and Super 8.

  • May 13, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Super 8 is huge! It's a lion! Voltron!

    by Squashua

    Form blazing sword!

  • May 13, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    it's a telekinetic sentient water tower

    by deelzbub

    and it roars like a lion

  • May 13, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Want Now!

    by LastPairOfSocks

    No more hype needed. Super psyched! While JJ was around Lost was kickass. M:I3 was great just cuz he got PSH to play the villian and for those bombs that explode in people's brains (still creeps me out thinking bout it). Star Trrk was a lot of fun and had some great action plus a Simon Pegg cameo. Just give me Super 8 already!!!!!

  • May 13, 2011, 6:56 p.m. CST

    the tracking for this movie is surpisingly bad

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Right now it's high-thirties, (millions) opening weekend. Yikes.

  • May 13, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    nordling: right there with ya.

    by Playkins

    Abrams' track record has typically shown that the less you know, the better.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Speilberg Vs. Engines

    by Adz

    Steven Speilberg once again displays his bias against the modern combustion engine. In War Of The Worlds the aliens disrupt all engines (except Tom Cruise's, that was safe) and in this trailer he shows a car dealership with all engines damaged. Plus his first film was Duel, a film about a truck (which has an engine) chasing Dennis Weaver. Coincidence? I think not.

  • So he basically mentions every geek favorite he can muster on the spot in order to rope as many in as he can. Lame. And lame on you lot who buy into such lame manipulation. That aside, Spielberg + kids = lame. Sure, ET was great, a gazillion years ago. JJ has a spotty track record, and for the record, Cloverfield was awful when it could so easily have been great. Star Trek was pretty great. MI kinda lame. I will never forgive him for how Lost or Alias wrapped up. Fringe is so far kind of great. So in total, nothing here worth a trip to the house of savages that charges $10+ after you spent god knows in gas to get there. PPV or Netflix, I'm an adult and can wait.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Another hidden message.

    by scott spivey

    Hey I don't know if anyone already knows but on the fandango clip if you pause at 23 seconds you see a web address. S8editingroom.com its very intriguing... I don't want to spoiler it for you. But it gives us more clues on what "it" may be.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Damn, it's after midnight in Portugal...

    by Sonny_Williams

    way past Assy's bedtime, so I guess that's why he hasn't been here to shit all over this project and his sworn enemy/gay love fantasy J.J. As for me, this one might get my ass down to the Drafthouse.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Track record

    by scott spivey

    Hes had a pretty good one. You just sound like most of the population.. grumpy. If you could at least suspend disbelief for a bit you might have a good time. And personally I though MI:3 was the best out of the films (thus far) but everyone has their own opinion.

  • May 13, 2011, 7:34 p.m. CST

    If it ends up being a nice alien I'll be disappointed.

    by JuanSanchez

  • May 13, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    "If it ends up being a nice alien I'll be disappointed"

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    I'm 90% certain it will be at the very least 'misunderstood' ... Talking about the 'The Thing' is going to give people hopes that will be seriously dashed when they finally see it. No way will this be truly horrific.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:09 p.m. CST

    The unseen Alien "Characters" are Mystery Magic Boxes

    by TheJudger

    Anyone remember JJ's TED lecture. This film is about a collection of mysterious boxes. That can manipulate everything thing. We should call them "Tannens" for the time being. We do not know if there are 8 of them, but we do know there are 3 or more. Thanks to the s8editingroom.com They can attract and manipulate organic and inorganic matter. That's why the dogs run away. That's why cars and trucks and trains flip over. A real train can plow through big rig trucks like a knife through butter without derailing. There are videos on youtube to prove it. They can combined inorganic and organic object and to make forms to fight back. They have telepathic and telekinetic abilities. They can control and damage electrical fields and energy. They can fly. They are indestructible. I'm pretty damn sure about this. There is no big ugly creature from outer space. It's a collection metallic gobstopper/rubix cubish box shaped creatures that can control pretty much everything. I too am wondering if they collect a bunch of pets and bugs and random objects and piece them up into a large beast somehow. Like Legos.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:11 p.m. CST

    damn typos

    by TheJudger

  • May 13, 2011, 8:28 p.m. CST

    My prediction

    by tbrosz

    It's a creature with powerful telekinesis, a military experiment. When finally revealed, it will turn out to be something like a tiny chipmunk with big brown eyes. Somebody will step on it by accident.

  • May 13, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Someone who saw a few clips at a private screening

    by TheJudger

    says there is a creature as well. With tentacals. There are tons of those cubes in the film but I dont want to spoil the scene that explains how Joe got one of them. So I guess there is a creature as well.

  • You know, I hope it is ... Would be worth it just to see this place go fucking nuts! ...

  • May 13, 2011, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Nothing here surpasses DOCTOR WHO

    by YackBacker

    There's more imagination and creativity in one episode of DOCTOR WHO than in all the works of JJ Abrams combined. The prolonged tease is always a letdown with that guy.

  • May 13, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Adding this to my list of summer films to see.

    by RobertoInfinite

    Done and done.

  • the trailers are evoking the magical and wonder of THOSE kinds of movies far more than the suspense and horror of MOST of those movies that they say influence this. I gotta say, the Cocoon music in the trailer sets me up for a family fantasy movie, NOT something derived from The Thing, Scanners, Slumber Party Massacre, or any other gory horror flick schlock fest catering to bloodthirsty virgin boys in the 80s. I'll be first to say, those movies are shit. I don't care how in love people are with The Thing, I hated it. I think this movie just slipped from being one I want to see to one I might just skip.

  • The Tannen cube didnt kill Joe and Alice when they were studying it. The HP Lovecraft creature is killing people in the trailers. It greased the cop at the gas station. It greased the teenaged gas station attendant, and it greased the "nancy drew" power line repair man in the bucket truck. All of those deaths were done by the HP Lovecraft monster. Not the Tannen cubes. Whos to say the train only carried one type of alien. The cubes might be the Bodi/Solarbabies good guys.

  • May 13, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    its a telekenetic levatating dildo

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    that can vibrate your privates at 100 yards. An experimental porn industry technology.

  • Other than suggesting the title that was actually used. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/44867 (The 73rd post down under industrykiller) I know very little about this movie. Like Harry and Nord I think I will refrain from anymore info. I do not want to know until I see the film.

  • May 13, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    a baby/young old one/elder thing or Hastur?

    by alexander

    cause a baby Cthulhu monster would be pre naturally disposed to just eat or kill anyone regardless of the nurture wouldn't it?

  • May 13, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    a koala-fish mutant bird?

    by alexander

  • or bagels or some such nonsense

  • May 13, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    jupiterjim, awesome... it's Reiser... with bagels.

    by Mennen

  • May 13, 2011, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Greaaat...Monster Squad meets Forbidden Planet.

    by Boober

    With a dash of Lost Boyz and Iron Giant. Reeks of self-inflated pseudo-importance. Show me something in a trailer that puts a character in real peril so I can get invested. As of now, It's just another diner with a different name and I'll keep driving.

  • May 13, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    It doesn't have me in a twist.

    by PorkChopXpress

    Looks like pretty run-of-the-mill sci-fi to me, judging from the trailers I've seen so far. Then again, I'm not playing the, "Which clever references has J.J. Abrams thrown out so far" game, like Harry apparently is. I'm far, far more interested in Cowboys Vs. Aliens than this, based on the marketing released so far.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:29 a.m. CST

    "September 19, 1962"

    by blakindigo

    That is all…

  • May 14, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    I remember ppl saying Cloverfield was like a new Star Wars...

    by sonnyfern

    This is probably going to be the same. Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure it's going to be a cool, fun movie and all. But I'm not going to get caught up in the hype again.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:51 a.m. CST

    You know...

    by dvdhound79

    people gave a lot of shit to Cloverfield, but monster design aside, that film was frikin awesome. I gave a shit about the characters, when loss happened it was effective, and he knew how to stage a creepy scene where we knew exactly as much as the characters. I'm excited for Super 8 and having Spielberg aboard makes it that much more epic. Cannot wait for this film.

  • It's because Jonny gets intimate with a Paki in a turban and a dog. It gets lonely on the jet and Race often has to be dragged from the bath houses by Dr. Quest. No one wants to talk about it, like the Soviet empire. It just is. A sad is.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:11 a.m. CST

    That shot of the car floating and turning round...

    by Gabba-UK

    Pure Speilburg. Sold.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    No seriously

    by Roger Moon

    It's because Hadji is a greasy dot head.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:15 a.m. CST

    Just kidding.

    by Roger Moon

  • May 14, 2011, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Whats Harrys new gif animation about?

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Got me stumped. And yay for Super 8. Looks very interesting, and I will be checking it out for sure.

  • May 14, 2011, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Slumber Party Massacre??

    by Sanya08

    What the fuck?? Great fuckin' movie. lots of tits and gore. love it

  • May 14, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Harrys animation is from Natural Born Killers

    by TheJudger

  • May 14, 2011, 5:14 a.m. CST

    It's a little girl robot

    by CharyouTree

    Alien of origin. Sorry for spoiling it for everyone.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Oh yeah, so it is. Thanks thejudger

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    Haven't seen that film in years. RDJ was brilliant in it, especially the ending.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:58 a.m. CST

    Mmm excited but realistically ready to be disappointed.

    by Gareth

  • May 14, 2011, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Animal noises!!!!!!!!!

    by performingmonkey

    What's with the fuckin pseudo-dino animal sounds??? If those are there that means it's a creature and yet ANOTHER creature smashing things up = been there, done that. Invisible energy would be better. NO creature!! Abrams is capable of good things but he's yet to make an out-and-out excellent movie. Now is that time! The time for him to prove himself to all. Then the next Star Trek should, hopefully, rocket him into the stratosphere.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:02 a.m. CST

    I second Killiks question

    by alexander

    Do I need to hand over my geek card again? I only know that looks like a film I seriously need to check out as soon as possible.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:06 a.m. CST

    that monster looks allergic to bagels (probably the wheatflour)

    by alexander

    its angry because no one will acknowledge its allergies here on Earth.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:11 a.m. CST

    blakindigo: a wise lass or fella

    by alexander

  • May 14, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Meh don't care. Tired of Abrams and his games.

    by knowthyself

  • May 14, 2011, 7:25 a.m. CST

    killick & tighs question that is

    by alexander

    I have to honest I was way more excited about what the viral marketing of Cloverfield infered about the movie (similarities to that Akira remake, only not a bs-from-the-sounds-of-it Akira remake, plus SUBTLE) than anything the trailers showed in the movie. But for this, i am really genuinely excited and cautiously optimistic. Oh yeah, its a baby Cloverfield monster. Clovey just wanted its baby back or the whereabouts, and then everyone just had to make a shit load of noise in hysteria that drives its bat-like senses nuts and triggers it into a rage! The Secret administratiion knew it maaan, they knew it and they didn't do a god damn thing! They thought it would be minor and save the economy with insurance and... what's, that, in, my, ne-

  • May 14, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Abrams is just full of shit. Too bad it's viewed as him being a genius.

    by alienindisguise

  • May 14, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    More early Carpenter films

    by louisse

    We need that stuff, horror would do so much better if it just understood the brilliance of a film like Alien / The Thing

  • May 14, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    You can see the creatures Hand in the fear clip

    by OnO

    You can pretty clearly see a tentacle like hand gripping the feet of the gas station kid when he's being attacked at the door. It's probably like Cloverfield and the Smoke Monster both got jammed into a single cgi fest. The cubes might be a advanced form of defense/offensive technology that it controls. Like a robot rover or a computer to us. Basically a tool to get the hell off this crazy ball of dirt with it's scalpel happy primates.

  • May 14, 2011, 9:13 a.m. CST

    I like that...

    by JamesWest

    I like that we have something that isn't a 100% known quantity until it comes out. That makes it fun. All these influences will be interesting to try and pinpoint n the film. Sort of Tarantino-like. But this... "I have spoke to people that have seen SUPER 8..." Come on. It is "spoken to" not "spoke to." The biggest problem with this site is the utter lack of correct grammar and spelling by the reviewers.

  • May 14, 2011, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Abrams

    by Craig

    What makes him similar to Speilberg is his feel for the moment and for what makes a film an "event". We'll see how his career unfolds. If he is going to leave behind a canon of classic films he's directed, he better get started. Star Trek was fun, but nobody will ever group it with Jaws, Close Encounters, E.T., etc. As for LOST...the pilot was simply amazing. The series itself is more the creation of Lindelof and Cuse, so Abrams only gets so much credit. I hope Super 8 is an instant classic, but they only come around so often. - As for Cloverfield (produced by Abrams) - I too believe that flick is under-rated. It's bot something I want to watch over and over again, but I liked it in the theater and I remember the audience gripping their seats waiting to see what was going to happen. It didn't have a predictable ending...the cast was actually quite good in it...blah blah blah.

  • May 14, 2011, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Super 8 is a remake of Critters

    by Russell

  • It's sort of like blaming Tarantino for "Hero" or any of those other mediocre films he presents.

  • May 14, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Keeping my fingers crossed.

    by empty_headed_animal

    I really want this to be good. But I find Abrams over hypes his movies to the point that people expect too much. He needs to tone it down a little. Just sayin.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Matt Reeves directed Cloverfield

    by Russell

    J.J. Abrams produced it. Please check IMDB. Thanks.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    IT'S A GHETTO WOMAN ON SUPER SOLDIER SERUM

    by BSB

    We're all gonna die.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    but bob of the shire

    by Russell

    Hero is a fantastic film and better than any of Tarantino's overrated shite. Zhang Yimou has more talent in his taint hairs than Tarantino's entire body.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    I AGREE WITH BRAVESARRS

    by BSB

    Hero is a brilliant film and QT's name just taints the DVD box so bad. I know. I'm looking at it right now. Ugh.

  • May 14, 2011, 10:59 a.m. CST

    It's stupid crap for grandpa and the grandkids.

    by kabong

    That's what puts bums in the seats.

  • May 14, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Star Trek was "fucking excellent" as well. And it was shit.

    by Fortunesfool

    Stop buying this guys bullshit. He's a self promoting TV hack without a cinematic bone in his body and needs to get back to TV and leave cinema to people who understand what they're doing.

  • May 14, 2011, 11:18 a.m. CST

    the id monster from forbidden planet...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    its not an alien - but the result of army experiments - an invisible "id monster" was created as a weapon - the creature is a physical (but invisible) manifestation of the human unconscious mind - the id - the superego - it escapes and eventually acquires visible form and self awareness - personality - it communicates with the kids because they are innocent and can sympathize - if this is not the plot/monster it should be

  • May 14, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    lens flares are cooler when they just happen...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    like in the 70s

  • May 14, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Too many lense flares!!!

    by ATARI

    It's getting downright annoying.<br> <br> <br>

  • May 14, 2011, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Mark my words kiddies - The water tower is

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Where this things hides. And the element of water will play a big role.

  • May 14, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    ILM and Spielberg make a good combo...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    thats enough for me to spend 8 bucks on this and get out of the summer heat for 2 hours

  • May 14, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    ------======*======------

    by ATARI

    See -- I can do lens flares, too!! <br> <br>

  • May 14, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    atari... excellent - and as authentic as jj's

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • May 14, 2011, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Let's take a look at the evidence...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Mission Impossible 3: Terrible. <p> Star Trek: Terrible: <p> Super 8: ?

  • May 14, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    In Cyberspace, no one can hear you yawn.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

  • May 14, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I don't get the hate for MI: 3 at all

    by Russell

    The first Mission Impossible film was ok but very overwrought and predictable and Brian De Palma directed in a very hamfisted style that has only gotten worse since then and he is now a completely incompetent director. MI:2 was and still is the absolute worst and most dreadful film that John Woo has ever directed and I swear that it has to have started out as a different script and movie and got barfed into a Mission Impossible film when it really seems like a bargain basement James Bond movie. It's a total piece of shit. MI:3 is an awesome movie and really represents the concept and spirit of Mission Impossible very well and has a genuine teamwork aspect to everything and a good plot and story and is overall a very good film. If you saw it and did not know that J.J. Abrams was the director and then attached your douchey hate for him to it you would say that it was a good movie so shut the fuck up already you cocks.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:20 p.m. CST

    I meant could not attach your douchey hate to him

    by Russell

    sorry im drunk today and watching kung fu movies. but my point still stands.

  • May 14, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    thoughts.... The Abrielberg Express

    by jackofhearts29

    Sorry, but Spielberg's name has no hard geek cred any more... OK he hasn't turned to shit quite as completely as Lucas... but he has turned into some kind of Godhead figure who doesn't deliver quality entertainment anymore, just brand recognition. As for Abrams... I actually enjoyed Star Trek and Cloverfield. Neither one rocked my world. Someone on here said "he's dependable," and that's spot on, if you add "a little more savvy than people give him credit for." Still, he ain't any John Carpenter. He is a Spielberglucas beast in embryo, or an inferior form of John Lassiter, as a storyteller. And the "alien?" 1000 to 1 it will be misunderstood, "friendly" in some way, and a CGI lump of ugliness in every way. I'd bet my ancestors and whatever money they might have scraped up on it... this will skew extremely on the family friendly side. It's being positioned that way for a reason.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Abrams is a vulture

    by Brian Hopper

    picking at the carcass of Gen X pop culture, half-digesting what he finds and regurgitating it into the eager chirping mouths of idiot fanboys.

  • THIS SUMMER ITS CUMMING INSIDE OF YOU

  • You haters need to stop with the BS. If you dontlike Abram's film then it's fine but to call the man a hack is silly. You can tell rather u like his films or not that he is a solid and capable director. I've liked all his films and will be seeing Super 8

  • May 14, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    If someone here can deliver better then Abrams them be my guest

    by The Founder

  • May 14, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Ive liked all of Abrams films and I will be seeing Super8!

    by The Founder

  • Only good reviews from trusted sources, and tits, will.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:24 p.m. CST

    All of you haters know that you're gonna see Super 8

    by Russell

    so shut the hell up, no one except you gives a gunt about your comments on here either, bitches.

  • May 14, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    E.T.'s Revenge

    by kenisgod1

    Sweet little ET is all growed up and looking for some payback..........

  • May 14, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    So it's an alien that chases people...

    by iceman199

    seen from the viewpoint of kids.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna go out on a limb, here...

    by Lucky13

    ... And say that Super 8 will NOT live up to being compared to The Thing, Jaws, CE3K, and Alien. Be realistic, people... for fuck's sake.

  • May 14, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    IT'S A LION!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    IT'S HUGE!

  • May 14, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    It's a giant BUNNY DISGUISED AS A LION!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    RUN!

  • May 14, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Prologue -- ELLIOT: What have they done to you?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    [Suddenly Elliot sees a squirming movement from inside ET's body. He looks closer, then BOOM -- a facehugger shoots out of ET's corpse and wraps around Elliot's head. Elliot writhes and falls backwards, the ET facehugger firmly bonded to him.]

  • May 14, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Its Dido shot back in time from a british music festival!

    by alexander

  • May 14, 2011, 3:35 p.m. CST

    its a mini Iron Giant!

    by alexander

  • May 14, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    the founder

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Sure thing--as long as you'll agree to produce my movie for the tune of, say, 50 million US dollars or so.

  • May 14, 2011, 4:23 p.m. CST

    It's the feces of a radioactive shark!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • May 14, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    IT'S A FORMER FUKUSHIMA WORKER!

    by BSB

  • May 14, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST

    IT'S JJ'S IRRADIATED MUTANT NOSE WITH RIGHT LEGS!!!!

    by BSB

  • May 14, 2011, 4:40 p.m. CST

    THAT'S EIGHT NOT RIGHT

    by BSB

  • May 14, 2011, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Name's PLISSKEN, not PLISSKIN, Harry...

    by Franck

    but you can call him SNAKE.

  • May 14, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    "got posted all the way back on Aprill 22nd, 2011"

    by barry convex

    Lousy Smarch weather.

  • May 14, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Abrams isn't a solid director. Peter Weir is a solid director.

    by Fortunesfool

    Abrams doesn't understand the basics of cinema. Any idiot can shake a camera about then dump the footage into an editors lap to try and make sense of it. Stick some lens flares over the resulting mess to distract from the fact that nothing you've shot cuts together in any meaningful way and, hey presto, you got yourself a blockbuster and the keys to Hollywood.

  • May 14, 2011, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I hope he proves the haters wrong with this

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I too thought MI3 was the best of the series. So he's fucking solid in my book. I really liked Trek but gotta admit it was kinda boring the second go-around.

  • It happened with Lost (and no, I don't give a flying fuck whether Dicknose actually had a hand in the series as a whole, it's still a huge part of Jar-Jar's resume). It happened with Cloverfield. It happened with Star Trek. It's happening again with Super 8. Random geek film site non-stories mewling expectantly and doing the "pee-pee" dance about the ammmmmaaaaazzzing "mystery" that is Dicknose's latest hokum forced on the world. An army of cookie-cutter comments in the talkbacks jumping generically on the bandwagon, screaming like a pack of pre-menstral Bieber-heads that "They. Can't. Wait." for this second coming of Dicknose's latest re-imagined property. Oodles of idle speculation and/or ARG labyrinths of peripheral and barely relevant "secret" hype websites. You know, for the internet shut-ins that actually care about that stupid, stupid videogame shit. On the weekend of the film's opening, an army of disgustingly over-the-top, but alarmingly similar comments about how, yes, there might have been story and/or logic flaws, but geez, nerds, that JJ film was just balls-out awesome anyway, YO!!! Every one of which first has to be qualified with the statement that "I'm not normally a sci-fi kind of guy" or "I'm not normally into monster flicks like that" - y'know, the film geek equivalent to "no homo" - to prove that Joe Mainstream Dunderhead is somehow spearheading this unexpected cross-over "hit." Endless post-film reinforcement of those same, opening weekend "not a nerd, but I loved me some JJ" comments - all of which come at too regular a pace and too similar in their phrasings to be random, honest or individual praise. In other words, this is the hype engine that normally surrounds a Dicknose production. I don't buy that any of it is accidental. I don't buy that any of it is spontaneous or homegrown. Ask anyone IRL about JJ and his films and you'll draw a complete blank on the guy. But online, where it's cheaper to pay a band of typists to create false hype over the latest empty-headed JJ re-creation, I would not put it past the marketers of this man's output to be behind every last "I can't wait, YO!" on this talkback. This is all marketing, at its most cynical. ALL. OF. IT.

  • May 14, 2011, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Gruntybear, you said it all..

    by Franck

    ..now is Harry's "Super 8 fever" a self-inflicted virus or the result of weeks of Studio freebies and perks?

  • May 14, 2011, 5:42 p.m. CST

    "All of you haters know that you're gonna see Super 8"

    by Ditko

    Trust me, I´m not. I might check it up whenever it´s on TV one of these years. But anticipation? Zero. Yawn.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    I won't be seeing Super 8 either....

    by MajorFrontbum

    ....simply because it looks like shit. NOTHING Abrams does, impresses me. He's just a guy that got a lucky break.

  • May 14, 2011, 6:31 p.m. CST

    blond sideburned guy is the inspiration for the thing

    by Ellis Hubschman

    I believe the glimpses you see of the bloodied screaming blond sideburned man is what jj's referring to when he says that The Thing was an inspiration for this movie. It seems to me that the man will become possessed in some way by whatever came out of the train. In the last clip at 00:21, there's no way that's human.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Even though they are stuck with

    by Brian Hopper

    the unbelievably lame title "Super 8," you can tell they are now downplaying the wonder-of-childhood-filmmaking angle — because it's so retarded and unappealing — and playing up the "horror" angle. Note that I use horror in quotes, since (among many other problems) this looks like an entirely un-scary movie. I guess Abrams thought layering in some faux-Carpenter shtick would make this unholy mess more palatable. (It won't.)

  • May 14, 2011, 7:26 p.m. CST

    It's going to flop according to tracking

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    Maybe the E.T. wanna-be marketing failed miserably now they're going back to canned-action-movie-trailer formula.

  • May 14, 2011, 7:30 p.m. CST

    another problem is there's no recognisable stars

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • May 14, 2011, 8:12 p.m. CST

    I WILL see this movie

    by Han_Hit_Period

    alot of people talk about how they grew up w/ this film or that film.. I did grow watching E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Star Wars, Indiana Jones etc.. Have always been a huge mark for Spielberg, and i definitely see the similarities between this movie and those gems from the late 70's/early 80's. The only thing that could put this over the top is if the whateverthefuckitis doesnt have Abrams CGI written all over, and is more man made along the lines of E.T. Bash Away..

  • May 14, 2011, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Also..

    by Han_Hit_Period

    I am aware that Spielberg had nothing to do with the Wars, but i had to mention it just because its fucking Star Wars..

  • May 14, 2011, 8:33 p.m. CST

    winona_ryders_pussy_juice... thats a problem?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    except for peter cushing and alec guiness (old guys with no box office appeal at the time), there were no "stars" in star wars

  • May 14, 2011, 8:45 p.m. CST

    his flicks make $, are well liked and different...

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    im not a giant fan of his either - but he is one of the very few out there making stuff "we" like - cloverfield (producer) star trek and now this - i didnt want to like his trek but i did - except for the rampant over use of fake lens flares i liked star trek a lot - and super 8 looks like it will be even better - no one else out there right now is making a movie like this with spielberg money behind it - be grateful - even if its not a masterpiece when you think of the ton of shit out there for it to compete with why attack this - the trailers make me want to see it - thats rare these days

  • May 14, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    "Harrys animation is from Natural Born Killers"

    by alexander

    I am an Ass... with a very poor memory

  • May 14, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    "Abrams doesn't understand the basics of cinema"

    by alexander

    Good. I'm getting pretty fucking bored with the basics of cinema. As am I with people who express their displeasure for something on here by going "yawn" or worse simply "looks like shit" like a proper Queen or Princess

  • May 14, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    its a radioactive land shark formed from Mens feces!

    by alexander

    and a special what-the-now cube or whatever they are

  • May 14, 2011, 11:29 p.m. CST

    ^Spoilers^

    by alexander

  • May 15, 2011, 12:48 a.m. CST

    na just in terms of box office success, right now it's in trouble

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • May 15, 2011, 12:51 a.m. CST

    film student noobs don't understand the basics of cinema

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    you guys say the stupidest shit. A guy that's been so successful that Steven Spielberg agreed to partner with him on a project "doesn't understand the basics of cinema" No, you fucktards don't understand the basics of common sense.

  • May 15, 2011, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Braindrain was a boring name anyways

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I liked Locks_Broken_Leg more. Wonder what he'll turn up as next?

  • May 15, 2011, 2:46 a.m. CST

    Winona - Spielberg is a businessman.

    by Fortunesfool

    You really think he's associating with Abrams for any reason other than the fact that his name is bringing in money. No one (hopefully) will watch Mi3 or Star Trek and 'learn' how to make a film from it - it's just bad film-making. The composition is terrible, nothing cuts together, it's just cut and paste, edited in a blender garbage. Can anyone tell me a memorable line of dialogue from any Abrams movie?

  • The guy seems to know how to put butts in seats and eyes on screens...and in today's movie business that is really all that counts. JJ knows how to put together shots...no doubt there; but his choice of collaborators so far has made his end product "workman like" at best. Cloverfield was a mess from start to finish...with the most unlikable characters ever put to film. Shaky cam, and shit story made me long for some more TOHO output. Now, Star Trek was wonderfully shot (lens flares excepted), and his design people really did a top job... BUT FUCK THAT SCRIPT...fuck it in it's illogical, loophole filled, wouldn't pass muster as a script for "That's So Raven", What the Fuck, ass. Entertaining? Sure...so is watching bums fight. But it's a film I put on as background filler while I go to sleep, nothing more. In fact... when I try to REALLY watch it..I find something new to bitch about. It is SO fucked up I find myself channeling my dead grandmother as I talk to the screen like Alex and Roberto can hear me..."What the fuck is THIS? A Fold out Ginsu...couldn't you just write Sulu shooting the Fucker Indy Style you HACKS?" That movie from start to finish is one big "Huh? Why? Fuck that makes no sense!" And don't get me started on Spielberg...as someone said..he is a businessman, he'll produce anything that he or his marketing folks think will make a buck....the bastard just bought a $200M yacht and diesel and Russian Cabin Girls ain't cheap. Remember he plastered his name all over Bayformers too...yeah, that was fucking quality. Maybe he, JJ and their agents all go to the same Synagogue and struck up a production deal over some Pastrami and Manischewitz...who knows. So The Beard being on board doesn't mean shit till we see this thing. Rant over....I'll watch it...but I'm going it without Rose Tinted, lovely Childhood memory inducing classes on. No free passes...if it sucks it sucks, if it's good it's good. looks 50/50 right now.

  • May 15, 2011, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Speaking of JJ...ya wanna see something funny as fuck...

    by conspiracy

    watch the "extras" on the Star Trek DVD...Alex and Bob get about 30 seconds....the set designers, Graphics guys, and Assistant Director get about 3 minutes....and the other 25 or so is a complete vanity piece on how "Genius" JJ is for jacking off the camera while it's rolling. Funniest fucking thing I've seen as an extra in many a moon...worth buying it just for the yuks this alone provides.

  • May 15, 2011, 4:15 a.m. CST

    Saw the original (domestic?) trailer for this...

    by Lee

    ...and it blew my mind a little. I don't need to see any more footage at this point; they've sold me. Going dark from here.<P><P>If he has successfully merged the magic of Spielberg (which I have my reserves about - that trailer may have just been very cleverly cut, and the score matched it perfectly) with Carpenter-esque machismo/horror, then we might be looking at something really special.<P><P>Might.

  • He said it was kinda cool and kinda homo at the same time. But that's Spielberg for you.

  • May 15, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Aye viggo

    by alexander

    Whether it was because of his persistent homophobia, trolling in general, or that he was in fact a stalker simply impersonating the Ryan Pom fella of twitter: RIP Braindrain.

  • "What?...Whats that?...." "I, GOT, YOUR, GUN!" *blam*

  • May 15, 2011, 7:46 a.m. CST

    nabster

    by alexander

    die from aids please you annoying cunt

  • May 15, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    oh and

    by alexander

    please give it to your ignorant whore Mum whos been dodging that bullet with her ragged out human jizz mop toothless mouth for a while while your at it, ta very much

  • May 15, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    SPIELBERG LOST HIS MOJO YEEEEAAAARRS AGO!!!

    by marineboy

    He doesn't do scary anymore. It's a film with kids - probably more Goonies than Poltergeist....just worse :s

  • May 15, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Glad someone is doing this

    by HughHoyland

    At least Abrams is trying to come up with something thats at least half original. All it seems today is remakes, sequels, sidequels and general crap. I hope this movie does well at the box office. Hes a good director and writter to boot. And my vote is for him to drect the Star Trek sequel as well. :]

  • May 15, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    I heard its a homo version of Cloverfield

    by Nabster

    And IT is VERY SIMILAR to Cloverfield. So stop all this nonsense of it being 'original.' It's a Spielberg film, its incapable of being original. Its just about some homosexual Monster that is destroying the town. And its got some annoying out of touch characters that act and look like they live in 50s America.

  • May 15, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    The alien is a hobo with a shotgun.

    by v3d

  • May 15, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    You mean the alien is a homo with a shotgun

    by Nabster

    Which is more terrifying.

  • May 15, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST

    again the Star Trek script is brought up

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    There's a theme of fate and destiny which the writers hoped would clear up some of those alleged plot holes.

  • May 15, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    This has a "Goonies" type feel as well.

    by oogles

  • May 15, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Obligatory "It's Voltron!" post

    by Epsilon

    Check.

  • May 15, 2011, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Thanks Viggeo - made me laugh.

    by Fortunesfool

    Nice to see someone who gets irony on this site.

  • May 15, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    It's the MK Ultra experiment victim Casper the Ghost!

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

  • May 15, 2011, 7:01 p.m. CST

    I'll probably see this but

    by empty_headed_animal

    I have a feeling it's gonna be full of plot holes like most of Abrams movies . Still keeping my fingers crossed though!

  • May 15, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    AsimovLives has a stroke

    by NathanGrey

    Only explanation, where is he? I am missing the witty Jar Jar Abrams nickname only a genius at his level could say.

  • May 15, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    My guess: Its basically a Cloverfield prequel...

    by HB_Dad

    ...the creature as a baby was being shipped via Government Railroad when the trail derailed and the creature escaped into a small town which is now under quarantine as part of the government's coverup. The kids saw it all because they were doing a school project on Super 8 video near the tracks when all help broke loose but they failed to see the creature escape until they reviewed the tape and saw what the camera saw. The government hears they have a tape and comes after them. The baby is all cute and friendly much like ET but grows into a terrifying creature that still listens to the kids (like that show "Surface").

  • May 15, 2011, 8:17 p.m. CST

    S8EditingRoom.com

    by Emit Brown

    Anyone been here yet? It's a treasure trove of super 8 movies made by the government.

  • http://t.co/GoOq3mS

  • May 15, 2011, 9:21 p.m. CST

    aye hb_dad SPOILERS!

    by alexander

    for a while since being announced that seems most likely, and despite this apparant editing room business that i don't want to give away seeing as anyones free to check it out themselves, i just think its part of buliding a grand mythology into the whole cloverfield business: this i like. So im guessing it's a) cloverfield monsters baby b) clovefield monster itself, its origions c) something heavily related to an over all grander mythology of 'Cloverfield' in some kind of its own Cthulhu/Elder-Older Ones type idea of sorts or d) none of this, and its just some clever misinformation recently developed to rope people like myself who have speculated this for a while, like APPARENTLY stuff hidden in Cloverfields credits... and more to do with its own 'cube' business in relation to c) and the editing room stuff but regardless, i'm just pretty exited for the film on its own based on the trailers.

  • your fathers dead

  • Can you blame them, though? They're set to make fistfulls of cash. Me? No interest. Instead, maybe I'll rewatch Close Encounters and save my money.

  • May 15, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I know! IT'S A CG CREATED MONSTER!

    by Orionsangels

    It's going to be unrealistically fast. So most of the time it'll be a blur on screen. It'll lack weight distribution and not be as cool as the T-Rex in JP and be pretty unremarkable to look at, like most CG these days.

  • May 15, 2011, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Probably has nothing to do with Cloverfield-

    by sonnyfern

    -if it was Cloverfield 2...they would've called it...Cloverfield 2....they wouldn't miss the marketing tie in. I hope to GOD it's not a bunch of alien fucking squares...that sounds so terrible.

  • May 16, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    true a lot of cg monsters don't look very cool

    by WINONA_RYDERS_PUSSY_JUICE

    I'm gonna guess this one is a disappointment.

  • I found braindrain mildly annoying but not as dickish as viggeo. Must've pissed off the wrong guy.

  • May 16, 2011, 1:43 a.m. CST

    "The Bulls ain't making it past the Hawks" - BWAHAHAHAHA

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 16, 2011, 1:44 a.m. CST

    They just raped Miami by 21 points. Outscored by our BENCH.

    by RobertoInfinite

  • May 16, 2011, 2:52 a.m. CST

    this website is getting tired as it is full of.....

    by corplhicks

    a bunch of loser naysayers who do nothing but complain and bitch about stuff they couldn't do themselves. Seriously, what is with you bitches? You really don't like Spielberg?-- his body of work is not good? idiots ! Bash Cameron, bash Spielberg, bash Lucas, Bash JJ Abr. etc... it's incessant. Have any of you losers done anything remotely in the same plane of existence as these masters of their trade. And if you think Lucas was a 3 horse Pony, then who gives a shit what you think? He made Star Wars-- what did you make? He made ILM and Skywalker sound and was there when Pixar started. Really, if you al hate movies and TV and these people so much, stop watching things on screens and your bellyaching about every single pixel you bitch over.

  • May 16, 2011, 2:54 a.m. CST

    The big question of Super 8......

    by corplhicks

    Will be, do the kids figure out something from the movie footage that gets them in good with the alien or helps it be destroyed, etc.... Will it have the warmth and soul of E.T. the fun and bonding of Goonies, the sheer fun of Raiders ?

  • May 16, 2011, 5:29 a.m. CST

    cloverfield, cloverfield

    by oborostyle

    are you stupid guys ? he didn't direct it, matt reeves (let me in) did. it's like when a new spielberg movie comes out and everybody cries "transformers, transformers"

  • May 16, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    it's a monster made out of pure hype ....

    by silverdog

  • May 16, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    Gremlins?

    by kevinwillis.net

    I see Joe Dante all over these trailers. Is JJ trying to kid me or what?

  • May 16, 2011, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Abrams gives a shout-out to Snake Plissken?

    by Stalkeye

    Cool, but still not enough for me to recognize him as a top tier director. Thanks for acknowledgement of Carpenter's classic films,though.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    'drainryanlockes is banned AGAIN?!?

    by Stalkeye

    Jeebsus, WTF is with this guy? However, I can think of a few trolls who deserve a banning moreso than Lockes. Yeah, no justice is right.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I guess the mods got tired of his one sentence posts.

    by Stalkeye

  • May 16, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    If its Spielberg someones fridge is gonna get wrecked

    by Knobules

    CE3K. Fridge gets slop all over the place ET. ET fucks up stuff in fridge makes mess Indy 4. Dont ask. Too stupid to talk about The man should be on that "Taboo" show for his love fest with refrigerators Watch. Super 8 will have a scene with a gunk and slop gooshing out of a fridge (kid watching open mouthed and oh my gosh! face) Squishy goosh noise amped up.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Will we at least see..

    by Dave Catanese

    the origin of Slusho? I mean come on people, get your priorities straight!

  • May 16, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I searched September 19, 1962 and got:

    by professor murder

    My first link click was at Answers.com and it read: I'm not sure about what happened in terms of the history of the world, but where I'm from that was the day of the big train wreck. Our town was forever changed by that day. YES. After what came out, nothing was the same... I remember kids were making a zombie film with a Super 8 when it happened, they saw everything... Later on, some of us heard the warning: Do not speak of this. If you do, they will find you. But then on my second link I clicked at HistoryOrb.com: Cheri Oterri was born. Now.....I don't know about what you're thinking, but a crazy hellbent Cheri Oterri related mutant (or twin offspring)by the government escaping due to a train wreck that is covered up still until this day? That sounds like a scary movie!

  • May 16, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

    George Lucas

    by HughHoyland

    I have noticed a lot of hate for George Lucas on this and other sites. Let me say this, IMO the man will ALWAYS rank up there with the greatest to ever get behind a camera or sit down to write a story, period. The man created THE movie that literally changed the motion picture industry. Of course there are many others that contributed greatly. But Star Wars blew the worlds mind in 1977 (I was 7 when I seen it) and if he never had done a thing after that achievment he would still be one of the greatest just for that!

  • May 16, 2011, 1:21 p.m. CST

    mugato5150: my prefered form of short hand criticism/ribbing

    by alexander

  • May 16, 2011, 1:25 p.m. CST

    SO... WHAT DID BRAINDRAIN GET BANNED FOR?

    by Astronut

    I kinda liked him. I think he took sides with me one time when I was being attacked by douchers on the TB boards...

  • May 16, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    was anyone able to confirm he was actually Ryan Pom of Twitter?

    by alexander

  • May 16, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    super 8

    by dancait

    From the tv spot it looks like last friday when my wife went nuts at me coming in from the pub at 4.30 a.m!!!!!!!

  • May 16, 2011, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Spielbergs films are extremely homo

    by Nabster

    and sentimental. That nonsense once worked for an older lamer generation. But a gay version of Cloverfield isn't good enough anymore.

  • May 16, 2011, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Its a massive pair of harry balls.

    by Choohoo

    One hanging lower than the other.

  • May 16, 2011, 11:58 p.m. CST

    It's a dude who plays a dude playin' another dude!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 17, 2011, 12:02 a.m. CST

    "FIRE EVERYTHING!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • May 17, 2011, 8:35 a.m. CST

    So, Uh, JJ Likes Movies?

    by Buzz Maverik

    That's what I'm getting from the hype. Good for him! We all got sumpin' in common. I'm sure I'll like his movie as well.

  • May 18, 2011, 12:18 a.m. CST

    the big questions are

    by corplhicks

    is it friendly to the kids do the kids know it's really not hostile or do they know how to kill it based on something on the tape

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