MOVIE: SU­PER 8

ELEVEN, 8.30pm

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

FANS of the early works of Steven Spiel­berg will love JJ Abrams’s love let­ter to the ET and Jaws di­rec­tor. In the sum­mer of 1979, a group of friends mak­ing a su­per 8 movie wit­ness a spec­tac­u­lar train crash and be­gin to sus­pect it wasn’t an ac­ci­dent. There’s an alien too, of course, but to re­veal any more would be to spoil things. The kids are ter­rific, the film strikes more than a few emo­tional chords, there are some deft comic touches and it is so well done, you can even for­give the end­ing for be­ing a bit of a let­down.

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