MOVIE: SUPER 8
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.