SPOILER: 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
When the deputies are eavesdropping on USAF communications via radio, an airman can be heard saying Lima (as in the NATO phonetic alphabet). However, he pronounces it the wrong way, saying "LIE-MUH" (as in the Ohioan city), rather than "LEE-MUH", which is the correct pronunciation. See more »
Bye Bye Love
Written by Ric Ocasek
Performed by The Cars
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Nostalgia Not of the Cynical Kind
It is nostalgia ridden like many other films have been this past decade, the only difference is it's not of the cynical kind.
The film's narrative FELT all over the place (probably more the plot than the narrative) - there was a certain tightness missing from this that was present in J.J. Abrams' previous film but, other than that, everything else did exactly what it's supposed to. The kids are both engaging and entertaining, the monster turns out to be quite frightening, the dialogue's great, the acting's great, visual effects, cinematography- everything's on point.
It felt like I was watching a proper film! I mean it seems too much to ask for from our blockbusters these days.
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