Have Your Say: “Super 8”

J.J. Abrams tries his best Steven Spielberg impression with “Super 8”, one of the few original films of the Summer. Critics have generally been positive, scoring an impressive 82% and 7.6/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, and a quite good 72/100 on Metacritic.

Everyone seems to like the performances by the kids and the direction by Abrams. How they feel about the alien and sci-fi elements that gradually come to take over the proceedings however is proving much more divisive. As I said in my review, I liked the kids but wasn’t a fan of the creature elements and thought the film itself fell apart in the second half. How much the nostalgia factor plays on people’s reactions is also a big question right now.

Box-office wise no-one is quite sure what to predict, though estimates have it in the $20-30 million range, pretty good for a relatively cheap $50 million film without any pre-built franchise. Now’s the time for your say – was it a welcome return to old school filmmaking and a satisfying journey, or were you simply bored?