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A New SUPER 8 Clip! UPDATED With Second Clip!

Published at: May 17, 2011, 6:22 a.m. CST

Nordling here.

Since its premise can't be easily explained - it's not a franchise, cartoon adaptation, or a comic book - Paramount and Bad Robot are really making the push for SUPER 8 now, both online and on television.  If this clip hadn't snuck in front of me Sunday night I would have avoided it as well like I'm trying to avoid all the advertising at this point.  I'm sure this scene will play longer in the movie, but I do love how it evokes the time and place of the film's setting.  It really does feel quite Spielbergian:

And a second clip!

SUPER 8 opens June 10, 2011, and I'm seriously jonesing for the movie.  Nordling, out.

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  • May 17, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Needs more ...

    by GINGE_MUPPET

    More.

  • May 17, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    hmm

    by louisse

    so vague, I want to like this. wait for reviews

  • May 17, 2011, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Looking Forward to This

    by yourebreakingthejacket

    I hope it is like 70's Speilberg. I hope it has a real sense of danger like Jaws or Duel. As great as the T-Rex scene in Jurassic Park was, you knew neither of those kids was going to get eaten. From what i have seen, this really has the 1970's nailed perfectly. I was around then, so I can attest.

  • May 17, 2011, 6:49 a.m. CST

    doing nothing for me

    by Waka_Flocka

  • May 17, 2011, 6:50 a.m. CST

    do want

    by vee dagama

    If JJ Abrams is really Spielberg with lots of lens flare, i'll be happy to spend the money to see this. For now, we just don't know enough a bout it. thank god. not easy to keep something a secret these days.

  • May 17, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    so from what I'm hearing its

    by Phategod100

    Invasion of the body snatchers meets ET.

  • May 17, 2011, 7:26 a.m. CST

    surely if

    by Richard

    the thing in the train is military, it would have an escort just a thought.

  • May 17, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    I Too Am Seriously Geeked

    by Aquatarkusman

    For a 40something director who is still slavishly trying to ape a directorial master, to the extent that he's cynically put that master's name all over the promotional material, as if that will give him some sort of credibility. Wait, geeked isn't the word. What am I looking for? Exasperated? Miffed?

  • May 17, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Lots of articles on this

    by Gezoes

    Do I smell a small donation to aicn? ;-)

  • May 17, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    My God

    by syn_flood

    This talkback is full of retards

  • May 17, 2011, 7:49 a.m. CST

    A little too much lens flare

    by Justin Atkinson

  • May 17, 2011, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I couldn't see any lens flare.

    by buggerbugger

    But that's probably because I was temporarily blinded by the lens flare.

  • Just because a movie isn't a remake/reboot or based on a book or comic, doesn't mean it's going to fail. Avatar wasn't based on anything and it became the number one movie of all time. I have a feeling J.J. knows this movie is not going to do well, so he's using this as an excuse. I was psyched to see this. I'm starting to doubt it some. I have a really bad feeling that we're going to be let down by what the "alien" is. I'm just starting to get a bad feeling. But J.J. saying that because the movie isn't based on something else, that it's tougher. Is he kidding? People have been talking about this movie since the news broke of it. I'm sure the teaser trailer, which was played durring the Super Bowl, so I think some people saw it. The movie will probably do well. Just stop trying to make it sounds like an original idea is a bad thing. I remember a time where most summer movies were based on original ideas. I wish there were more original ideas. Screw all the reboots. I mean do we really need every 80's movie remade?

  • May 17, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Needs more lens flares!

    by ATARI

    Can't get enough of them!<br> <br> --------======*======--------<br> <br>

  • May 17, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST

    God..

    by dvdhound79

    ...this looks fuckin' great!!!

  • May 17, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for this film!

    by NightArrows

    The trailer gave me chills the first time I saw it. And I don't give a flying FUCK who is aping who, what shots were "stolen", where the music comes from, if it looks like LOST, whatever the fuck the assembled fuckbags are moaning about. The film, as it stands right now, looks to be fucking great. If it sucks a bag of horse shit when I see it, I'll say so. Until then? I'm fucking excited.

  • May 17, 2011, 8:36 a.m. CST

    It all depends on the monsters.

    by OnO

    If it's lacking this movie is kaput after week 1. Most likely it's from the design vein of that weird red beast in the Star trek re-boot.

  • Honestly this goes beyond the whole hate thing. Has anyone ever heard what Abrams says he is doing with them? I'm dumbfounded. This film looks like so much fun but they appear to be in almost every damn shot. I Hate to sound more ignorant than usual but someone's gotta know. The whole "flare joke" thing is over for me.

  • May 17, 2011, 9:46 a.m. CST

    No interest from Day 1 and I'm not sure why...

    by impossibledreamers

    The mostly no name cast? The 'we've seen alien stories before' aspect? The 'forced memories of childhood' feel? So much of Abrams stuff to me doesn't ring true... or feels artificial...

  • This movie started out as a marketing idea and not a story.

  • May 17, 2011, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Now That the Second Clip Has Been Posted...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... what's two times zero, again?

  • May 17, 2011, 10:01 a.m. CST

    fanboys leave your negativity elsewhere

    by gmc2k2

    Abrams has directed 2 movies...and we are judging him as lens flare king from 2 movies...this movie will kick ass and everyone one of you will see it, he know how to direct and with spielberg providing his experience as first time hands on producer it will be EPIC...and itll no doubt give me the feeling i had when i was a boy watching Goonies, Monster Squad, Stand by me, ET.....this will be EPICCCCCCCC

  • May 17, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Saw this film already... the twist is

    by Nick

    the creature is an alien, and it's super small... and innocent looking. Almost like a little girl. But it's mean... real mean... it is almost like Gremlins in the feel of the film. It's funny,... cute... but also dark and serious at times. Oh wait, I just made that all up...

  • May 17, 2011, 10:08 a.m. CST

    A pity that now

    by Brian Hopper

    a great Cars song is getting sucked into the unholy maw of this shitefest.

  • May 17, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    natalieportmansyummyafterbirth

    by elsewhere

    I like the way you think and I wouldn't be surprised if you're right. Also this film needs more lens flare.

  • May 17, 2011, 10:19 a.m. CST

    PR MEETING

    by BSB

    "What angle are we gonna take on this thing?" "It's got a lot of kids. We'll say it's Spielbergian." "Good call. Put the word out. Where's the food?"

  • May 17, 2011, 10:20 a.m. CST

    christopher walken has a fever

    by percane

    and the only cure is more lens flare

  • May 17, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    It's a lion!

    by The Reluctant Austinite

  • May 17, 2011, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I guess the little girl gets hurt, and...

    by andreas unterkreuter

    become this way the supernatural "connection" to the "alien-thing", so only the kids can communicat with it... no grown up will listen to them, instead they fight the "alien-thing" till the end of the movie, were a super 8 film (with the help of the brave little girl), prove the missunderstood "alien-thing`s" real (good) nature.... spielberg styl of the 80`s. BUT I am a sucker for SF- films , and i will watch it anyway...hihihi

  • May 17, 2011, 10:41 a.m. CST

    mmm..nnnaaaaaaawwwww

    by paul burnett

    i just cant be bothered with the hype/no hype shit that goes with this movie. Either advertise it as the best movie you'll ever see. Or fuck right off. This whole "ohh aren't we clever,oohhh look, you like movies, youl get this, this is like spielberg back in the day,oohhh" Outside of us, nobody, really, nobody knows or gives a fuck who jjlostboy is.

  • Premise can't be easily explained??? That's about as high concept -- and Spielbergian -- as you can get.

  • May 17, 2011, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Can't wait

    by Sanyi

    Really, I can't wait to see this in the cinema. We need more movies based on original ideas and not just remakes/reboots/sequels/prequels. Sure, we all see an alien-movie before but I know it will be lots of fun. And about that lens flare...I kinda like it. Why the hate? It's just fuckin' lens flare, guys. It's not that bad.

  • May 17, 2011, 10:53 a.m. CST

    I know what's inside the car.

    by Juggernaut125

    <p>It's E.T.</p> <p>And he's pissed.</p> <p>Super 8 is actually the E.T. sequel that everyone has been clamouring for since the first movie came out.</p>

  • Agreed. No offense to JJ or Spielberg or anyone else associated with this film, but... I am about as excited to see this film as I am getting my next prostate exam.

  • May 17, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST

    it's not that the lens flare is bad

    by elsewhere

    but when it's EVERYWHERE, it gets a tad ridiculous. Like every scene in that trailer had lens flare and I'm not even sure why.

  • May 17, 2011, 11 a.m. CST

    I could give two fucks up a cat's ass about lens flares...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...a guy wants to use a lot of lens flare, fine. I got no beef with that. But this film, for all its "originality," just looks WAY TOO GODDAMN MUCH like other films we've already FUCKING SEEN. If I'm proven wrong, I will happily eat my words and pay to see this in theaters several times. I really, honestly, hope I'm way off base. I dig tension-filled, "possibly an alien or some kind of monster anyway" movies. I want to love this badly. But if this turns out to be as derivative and as unsurprising as these teasers make it out to be...

  • May 17, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    by Darrell

    My Spielberg was evoked. ;o)

  • May 17, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST

    by Darrell

    My Spielberg was evoked. ;o)

  • May 17, 2011, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I know what it's all about!

    by Philip

    It's actually a remake of the Goonies and Chunk is in the train. :-)

  • May 17, 2011, 11:16 a.m. CST

    If some smoke/cloud mess comes out of that train. Then FU!

    by Knobules

    Oh it can be whatever it wants to be....Thereby they can makeup all sorts of slop and call it a hybrid of anything. Or if its just a "baby" of something misunderstood. Just like the kids. Copout again.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Cloverfield 2

    by lostboytexas

    fuck JJ, the pricks made a career out of fucking people. enjoy making less money that thor

  • May 17, 2011, 11:34 a.m. CST

    How in the good Christ can someone

    by Brian Hopper

    say "We need more movies based on original ideas" in reference to this lame pastiche? This obnoxious shitefest is not "based on original ideas." Just as this movie's "scary" monster appears to be taking shape by assembling parts of other things/people (?), this movie is a clearcut assemblage of 70s/80s imagery put into Abrams' lens-flarey blender.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Super 8 looks Super gay

    by Nabster

    Why would I want to watch a movie about some gay small town kids, especially since we know Spielberg will make them homo. This just looks like a homo version of Cloverfield.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    It's original in how it gets approval from who it's stealing from

    by Domi'sInnerChild

    It's like Puff Daddy vs. Vanilla Ice.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Kid should have cursed instead of saying "Oh my God!"

    by Tacom

    The SOUTH PARK guys pointed out something in their commentary of their "Cloverfield" spoof. They said the characters kept saying "OhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGodOhmyGod!" to all the crazy shit happening but in real life they'd be saying "Fuck!" and "Shit!" but the movie was PG 13. If they really want to make it seem like a Seventies film they should have swearing like in the original BAD NEWS BEARS movie or even an insult like "Penis Breath" from E.T.

  • May 17, 2011, 11:53 a.m. CST

    Theory on Monster

    by TOM

    I dont know if its been said or not yet, but I really feel as though its a big invisible monster that can only be seen through the Super 8 camera, what do you think?

  • May 17, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    MY Theory on the Monster:

    by Playkins

    It's made up of black smoke and can impersonate people that are dead. JJ is saving a few bucks on this one.

  • May 17, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    nabster

    by NightArrows

    Was your post trying to be clever? Was it trying to be funny? Because it really just spelt out the fact that you are a fucking douchebag. Just saying.

  • May 17, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    still not excited.

    by disfigurehead

  • May 17, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    The alien...

    by chip2po

    isn't even an alien at all. It's a super-powered 8-year old that's a result of government experiments. Hence the name, "Super 8". He/she is pissed at all the government "grown-ups", but forms a connection with the main group of kids because they can relate to how cruel the "adult" world can be to kids.

  • May 17, 2011, 12:55 p.m. CST

    still excited.

    by NightArrows

  • May 17, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    It's stealing all the metal in town because...

    by Zardoz

    It's building a spaceship to return home? That's my guess.

  • May 17, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Spoilers

    by 2LeggedFreak

    They're all in Limbo

  • It's just a ploy to get you into the theaters because they have no other way of selling the movie. I can't believe in this day and age they still do the old, "if you want to see what it looks like you have to see it in theaters" trick. Even Tintin was hiding the heroes face for so long in the poster and trailer you had to wonder what they think is so great about hiding things from the audience. A real movie gets you in the seats by showing what's IN the movie not by hiding shit from you.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    chip2po...that sounds crazy enough to be true.

    by knowthyself

    Holy shit. Reminds me of when people guessed the twist to the first SAW in the talkbacks long before it was released.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Hiding shit like this?...

    by NightArrows

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojhGdRSkiUw&feature=related

  • May 17, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    The original alien is different.

    by knowthyself

  • May 17, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST

    If you remove the mystery of what the alien looks like....

    by knowthyself

    ...what other reason would their be to see this movie? You could SHOW the alien and have other things be the mystery such as why it's here and what it wants with us.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:40 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by NightArrows

    How is it different? The trailers are set up to tease, that's it. The plot of Super 8 is that a mysterious train crashes, the government is involved and an Alien is most likely on the loose. Hmmmmm The Nostromo sets down, the corporation is involved, an Alien is on the loose. What other reason was there to see Alien other than to see who survives?

  • May 17, 2011, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Hyper 8

    by rhine1784

    This film is being hyped up so much it's destined to fail miserably. I'll see it, but I'm going in with no hopes of being surprised at all. If I'm wrong I win, if I'm right I will say I'm wrong and win :)

  • May 17, 2011, 2:47 p.m. CST

    re: If you remove the mystery of what the alien looks like....

    by rhine1784

    Your exactly right knowthyself. If everyone KNEW what the monster/alien/evil force/?? was, the luster would be very dull. The attraction is a big side show (come see the freak behind the tent) you pay your 9 bucks and find out it's just a guy with a dislocated shoulder. This is exactly the path that M Knight Shamalamadingdong went down and look at his career. Crap sandwich with a side of craps and crap.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:48 p.m. CST

    "I disliked Star Trek intensely...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    ...I thought it was terrible. And I think part of my problem is that I feel like the relationship between JJ Abrams' projects and geek culture is one of relatively unloving repackaging - sort of cynical. I taste contempt in the air. Now I'm not a child - I know that all big scifi projects are suffused with the contempt of big money for its own target audience. But there's something about JJ's projects that makes me particularly uncomfortable. As compared to somebody like Joss Whedon, who - even when there are misfires - I feel likes me and loves me and is on some cultural level my brother and comrade. And I don't feel that way about JJ Abrams." - China Miéville

  • May 17, 2011, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "Spielbergian" <-- cringeergian

    by awepittance

    i seriously cringe and can't believe it every time i see another lemming like reviewer regurgitate this piece of ad-copy from the fucking Super 8 marketing press materials. Just on a pure adcopy marketing level you fail at making it even remotely seem like your thoughts are coming from your own brain.

  • May 17, 2011, 2:54 p.m. CST

    whiny bitches

    by Broken_Bad

    i'm frakkin stoked to see this. find somethin new to bitch about.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    Here's how bad this is:

    by Brian Hopper

    they shot the outdoor stuff in a small town, yet the way it's lit and shot makes the town look like a big fake outdoor set. Watch CE3K on a big screen and the feel of the scope of it — from the Mexican village in the opening scene to the wide-open spaces around Devils Tower in Wyoming to the mothership at the end — is overwhelming. It feels BIG. Super 8 already looks and feels crimped. No scope. One of the 80 things separating a genius like Spielberg from a hack like Abrams.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:15 p.m. CST

    m6y

    by NightArrows

    You're dissecting a fucking TRAILER. People like you suck the fun out of just about ANY movie. Regardless of whether or not the movie will stink or soar, I will see it and judge for myself.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:18 p.m. CST

    District 9...perfect example..they SHOWED the alien.

    by knowthyself

    Because they had a real story to sell you on other than what the aliens looked like. Booyah.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Also..Avatar...

    by knowthyself

    They showed you the alien. Booyah.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:24 p.m. CST

    How in the fuck

    by NightArrows

    Do you know what this movie will be? Hindsight's an easy power to have... I mean, it's a FUCKING TRAILER. If they show it little or show it a lot in the final film, there are examples of both directions in film that worked. Shitting on the marketing is one thing, but wholly dismissing the film based on armchair directorial skills is simply fucking silly. Oh and Close Encounters never showed the Aliens until the very fucking end...

  • May 17, 2011, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Avatar...LOL

    by NightArrows

  • May 17, 2011, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Laugh at Avatar all you want.

    by knowthyself

    It was funny to see how wrong all the internet geeks were about that film and its box office.

  • May 17, 2011, 3:36 p.m. CST

    I'm laughing at the example

    by NightArrows

    Avatar was FILLED WITH BLUE ALIENS. It was about LIFE ON THEIR PLANET. Super 8 is about a TRAIN CRASH with a mysterious (possibly) alien cargo. Apples and oranges... Oh and you can plump up Avatar all you want based on it's box office, but that doesn't qualify it as a good film (and I'm not getting into that argument).

  • May 17, 2011, 5:15 p.m. CST

    The blonde girl looks so much like a young Drew Barrymore...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...that it's actually a little distracting.

  • May 17, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    That's a really nice Super-8 camera that kid has.

    by Royston Lodge

    It looks like a Eumig Makro 65 XL. That's a damned nice little camera. It featured a built-in fade-in/fade-out feature. Kids' parents must be rich. http://www.super8data.com/database/cameras_list/cameras_eumig/eumig_65sound.htm

  • ....and its mint. We even had a lab in town that exposed your reels next day. (reminising)....

  • May 17, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Will the kids be as cool and chaotic as ET kids?

    by ufoclub1977

    You know, putting a wet finger towards a friend's mother's bent ass, "douchebag""penis breath""Your Anus""Shit"...

  • May 17, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I heard it's just a homo version of Cloverfield

    by Nabster

    From someone who has seen a lot of it. But the kids look and act gay. Like they're from some idealized 50s town, that itself never really existed. Maybe for kids this movie will be decent, but for the rest of us this movie is going to be retarded. Cloverfield with kids. Yay.

  • May 17, 2011, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I heard it's just a homo version of Cloverfield

    by Nabster

    From someone who has seen a lot of it. But the kids look and act gay. Like they're from some idealized 50s town, that itself never really existed. Maybe for kids this movie will be decent, but for the rest of us this movie is going to be retarded. Cloverfield with kids. Yay.

  • May 17, 2011, 6:33 p.m. CST

    I've got a few Super-8 and 16mm cameras and projectors.

    by Royston Lodge

    Almost every one of them is broken, sadly.

  • Trailer- Cube in Joe's room shoots through the wall and heads towards the Watertower. Trailer- metal bits and pieces go to the Watertower Poster- Watertower! S8editing video- Cubes used to be a ship of some kind- it turned into cubes when the scientist tampers with it. Creature was found after craft turned into cube Thoughts: Getting a major alien prisoner vibe. The craft the creature was in was not of his own making, and he was being transported somewhere by it. Logic behind this assumption: The creature destroys things and he has tentacles. I'm not getting a thumb vibe from this creature. You need thumbs to build complex things, unless you are a telekinetic being with high intelligence. The cubes seem to be telekinetic'ish. So far this Squido guy doesn't seem to be anything more than violently destructive a sneaky killer. Critters is the vibe I get the cubes are an indestructible defense and transport system, sorta like the bounty hunters. The Squido guy is the villain. The cubes are building something inside that water tower. If the movie has to end quickly. The cubes must either A: destroy that Squido character or B: Trap it in a prison/ship that flys away. We'll find out. Very hard not to take guesses.

  • May 17, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Cloverfield with Kids!

    by Nabster

    With a Spielbergian homo happy ending!

  • I love the way all you basement dwellers just have to pile on like sheep! Baa! Baa!! Bunch of fuckin' sheep! You all think you can do better, but you know what? You're just living in Fantasy Land. Bitches!

  • May 17, 2011, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Spielbergian in style, for sure

    by corplhicks

    Definitely looks like the Spielberg of yesteryear hand picked the kids. I deeply hope the special effects are not the story but in the background as much as possible. Tell a human story and it will be huge.

  • May 18, 2011, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Why do all movie kid groups look the same

    by Phategod100

    You have the normal one- the hero, The fat one and, the Goofy one- for comic relief, the girl the "love interest" for the hero, and sometimes the black one-(see comic relief)

  • May 18, 2011, 3:59 a.m. CST

    aliens + fart jokes = no thanks

    by harmless

    aliens + fart jokes + south park = no problem

  • May 18, 2011, 6:36 a.m. CST

    I love The Cars!

    by Stan Arthur

    and I love how great songs evoke great vibes. Really looking forward to Super 8.

  • from the "Doc" in the car... smells like a "isolated little town against gouverment" plot...

  • May 18, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    i mean: "...town under quarantine against government"

    by andreas unterkreuter

    plot, like in the 80`s version of the BLOB

  • Dudes, be more subtle about showing off who's your boss, guys. You have to do it with some finesse. You can't jsutsahove that shit so obviously. I know you guys have to prove to JJ Abrams that he's your boss and that the money he pays you is well spent, but jezz!! A bit more tact, guys.

  • You are the easiest crown in the whole fucking world! I have the Brooklyn Bridge to sell, who's interested?

  • May 18, 2011, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Needs more lens flares

    by AsimovLives

    You can't never get enough lens flares.

  • May 18, 2011, 1:15 p.m. CST

    killakane

    by AsimovLives

    The originality of SUPER 8 is how shamelessly rips-off something made in the past, and brags about it. It has never been done before on such a scale like this. It has to count as some sort of originality, i guess.

  • May 18, 2011, 1:19 p.m. CST

    "Avatar wasn't based on anything" You can't be THAT naive!!!

    by AsimovLives

    I like AVATAR, but that's an immensely ignorant thing to say, specially from a geek. I guess that is what it takes to be a fan of JJ Abrams: ignorance and naivité.

  • May 18, 2011, 1:26 p.m. CST

    luke_skywalkers_missing_right_hand

    by AsimovLives

    obviosuly you never heard of bit-torrent.

  • May 18, 2011, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Not interested in this ET meets Cloverfield bullshit

    by Stalkeye

    Not even worth the Torrent DL. Pass, like gas out of Kim Kardasian's Ass.

  • May 18, 2011, 4:27 p.m. CST

    What's with the negativity???

    by performingmonkey

    What the trailers/TV spots are showing us are the kind of movie that sent us on the path to viewing this site in the first place!! I don't know about you but from the age of 7 or so I loved watching movies like Close Encounters, Explorers, Gremlins, Goonies, E.T., Jaws et al, big movies that instilled great wonder and a longing for adventure, for what's out there, and very much an 'us against the world' kind of attitude. Just thinking about that awe, that inspiration gives me goosebumps, butterflies in my stomach, and I'm a 28-year-old guy ffs. I bow down to JJ Abrams for even attempting to create a similar kind of experience for kids right now. Hell, if I were 10 nothing would be more important to me than seeing Super 8! Of course, you don't need to be a kid, no matter what vitriol you fuckers come out with on this TB you're ALL going to see it and you know it, just like you're gonna see Abrams' Trek 2. Now suck it...

  • This trailer looks great. It's the kind of trailer, and the kind of filmmaking you do IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MONEY in this town. Yeah, I get that you're above us all -- especially if you're secretly Cameron or Tarantino -- but let the rest of us intellectual peasants enjoy the pop cultural crumbs that fall off the table, will you? Just go away and make the spiritual followup to MELANCHOLIA or whatever it is you're making that's obviously superior to what we sheep-like masses are swallowing hook, line and sinker. Me? I'm there opening day.

  • May 18, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    J.J. Abrams and Michael Bay direct their movies like car commercials...

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

    forget the whole bad acting/lack of story/ridiculous dialogue thing... their final products seem way too overdirected. Interferes with the storytelling but I suppose there would have to be an actual worthwhile story to tell. Just my opinion, not that it matters of if anyone else has noticed this.

  • May 20, 2011, 5:43 a.m. CST

    You are right!

    by andreas unterkreuter

    There was a s8 camera release possibility in "tube-form" for S-8 cameras in the early 80ies. if you press und fix it at the same time, the S8 camera keeps on rolling, without the finger on the trigger. in those days we kids made stopmotion shortfilms and silly "actionmovies" with these equipment. it was fun BUT expensive!!! only few minutes pro filmreel...i think the action in the trailer is much to long for one S8 Shot...BUT i looking forward to the film. if i want "reality" i watch out of the window, and not a movie...hihihi