This film seems to polarise reviewers, but I enjoyed Super 8 very much. But then I wasn't expecting Tarkovsky. It was a retro romp, a homage to the great Spielberg kid's movie, and also an affectionate tribute to all those children who have grown up wanting to be actors and film makers. Lots of movie references not just to Spielberg, every trick and set piece in the book, and being a little kid at heart I loved it. I was convalescing from surgery when I went to see it (yes, thanks it all went well and I'm fine now) and it was "just what the doctor ordered". Even not too scary although it kept trying to be. Sometimes you just want to have fun. The train wreck was fabulous.
Janet Frame in Baltimore
11 hours ago