Super 8 - 2 out of 5
"Okay, I want to rip off all of Steven Spielberg's films from the late 70s and early 80s and then I'll throw in a monster that looks like a cousin of the creature in that movie I produced called Cloverfield. I'll call it Super 8." - an actual quote from director J.J. Abrams. *
I avoided seeing Super 8 in the theaters because I'm, plain and simple, not a fan of J.J. Abrams. Every single thing he writes, produces and creates follows a very specific formula: It's starts out very creative and unique and quickly slides into a slope that takes it into a pit of crap that makes you wonder why you wasted your time watching his shit in the first place...and, for some mysterious reason, he loads every single solitary second of it with lens flares. It happened with Lost (a show that ended with me wishing I had the time back I wasted after it delivered 5 seasons of shit after its first epic season and delivered a season finale that made me believe that getting kicked in the nuts would have been less painful) and now J.J. Abrams can add another to his list of mediocre entertainment in the form of Super 8.
|Hey look, lens flare.|
|Abrams even ripped off Spielberg's trademark "look" shot.|
|Hey, more lens flare.|
|Even action scenes aren't safe from lens flare.|
|Noah Emmerich, you're a great actor, too bad |
lens flare is stealing your thunder.
|"Alright son, we're about to rip off the ending of both E.T. and Close Encounters. |
But at least there's no lens flare...for now, at least."
|Enough with the fucking lens flare!|
* Not an actual quote.