Film Review: Super 8

Film Review: Super 8

Gone is the time of adventure films like “E.T.” and “The Goonies,” films held close to my heart. To me what is most unique about these films, to borrow and modify a famed expression, are the seemingly ordinary child protaganists, in extraordinary situations. There are two types of kids in movies, kids who act/speak like how adults think kids speak, and kids who act/speak realistically. In films like “E.T,” “The Goonies,” and “Super 8,” the kids feel much more real than in other films, and the actors who embody the characters are believable, and truly funny and entertaining. [Read more…]