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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$126,975,169 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Goofs

When Joe is in his room painting one of his monster models, you can see in the background a model of The Invisible Man(at around 21 mins). This model was not released until 2009 by Moebius models. Although the model was created in the classic Aurora models style, this model was not available during 1979. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mrs. Kaznyk: I'm so worried for that boy.
Mr. Kaznyk: Joe's gonna be okay.
Mrs. Kaznyk: She was everything to him.
Mr. Kaznyk: Jack's gonna step up. He's a good man.
Mrs. Kaznyk: But he's never had to be a father before. I don't think he understands Joe.
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After the end credits finish rolling and the Knack's My Sharona simultaneously finishes playing, a small piece of Michael Giacchino's score begins to play over a black screen and then end over the Paramount logo. See more »

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Soundtracks

My Sharona
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14 August 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I haven't made any reviews on here for a while, but I felt the urge to do so for this particular film. Guys, this movie is not worth it. It's a bunch of ideas (taken from other movies, such as "Cloverfield", "Goonies" to name a few) put together and not in the best of ways. The scenario is flat, nothing surprising, no real emotions and a bit predictable. It feels like both JJ and Spielberg are toying with us, recycling older movies and just feeding it to us, the audience. Don't spend your cash on it, spend it on something a bit more useful. It might be worth renting it once it comes out on DVD but even then, I'm not sure...


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