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Super 8 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  10 June 2011 (USA)
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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

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In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. Written by Official site

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It arrives.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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10 June 2011 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,451,168 (USA) (10 June 2011)

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$126,975,169 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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In the closeup of the metal cube vibrating on the table in Joe's bedroom (26:48-26:54), the cube has a different design and finish than it does in any other shot. When Joe originally picks up that cube (at around 9 mins) and when he holds it while taking a bath (at around 29 mins), its sides are nearly flat. The vibrating design cube is also shown at 57:32 as Alice climbs into Joe's room and again when it vibrates a second time from 1:01:29 to 1:01:54. See more »

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Mrs. Kaznyk: I'm so worried for that boy.
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Mrs. Kaznyk: But he's never had to be a father before. I don't think he understands Joe.
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This Super-(8)-GARBAGE gets 8+ rating on IMDb!
15 June 2011 | by (Albania) – See all my reviews

Several other reviewers have aptly said what all I want to say about this pathetic excuse of a movie. The movie is boring, stupid & an utter thrash. Why SS would associate himself with it, we might never know.

The story meanders along slowly. The scenes are SUPER clichéd. You just know whats going to happen next. Majority of the film is in dark. Its annoying just like the other one produced by JJ, Cloverfield. The monster is always in the dark & we only get to see its glimpses & when we do its so frickin ugly that that in itself is a huge turn-off.

I don't know what people see in such stupid film-making that the rating goes 8+. I hope it will settle around a number that it truly deserves.

This isn't homage to Spielberg. Its an insult. SS classics not only had a good story & great direction but the monsters/aliens/dinosaurs were also "visible" in broad day light. Shooting in dark with few cut scenes of the "selling-point" of your movie is worst kind of film-making.


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