Super 8


Action / Adventure / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 81%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 75%
IMDb Rating 7.0 10 357566

Plot summary

March 18, 2023 at 07:24 AM


J.J. Abrams

Top cast

Caitriona Balfe as Elizabeth Lamb
Elle Fanning as Alice Dainard
Joel Courtney as Joe Lamb
Gabriel Basso as Martin
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699.75 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
12 hr 0 min
P/S 3 / 27
2.06 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 51 min
P/S 7 / 32
5.1 GB
English 5.1
23.976 fps
1 hr 51 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MVictorPjinsiste 7 / 10

Absolutely Charming

Overtly nostalgic movie about a bunch of kids stumbling on a secret weapon blunder while making a zombie flick. Yes, it is an obvious hommage to Spielberg, that much have been said.

The kids are remarkable, everyone of them. In fact, as soon as the movie moves away from them, it suffers, althought Kyle Chandler, reliable, does a good job with non-verbal acting. The one kid I liked most was the "directing" one, reacting with slight disgust at the thought that his own sister (she must have been ugly when younger) could actually be attractive to others, but all of them had their quirps that made them likeable in their own ways.

When compared with contemporary Stephen King's "It" adaptation, which is similar in many ways, it is less lurid and graphic, and adults are less of a threat, but the nostalgia factor is doubled. I especially liked the middle-class settings and realities, the small Ohio town. My favorite moment was when they actually showed the full movie the kids made ("The Case") during the end credits, which makes it the most agreable end credits I ever witnessed.

Alas, not all was perfect and the main CGI creature is somewhat of a wet petard, and some characters were less than convincing, like the stoner guy. It is however a movie with a heart. Or maybe it's me who's getting too old.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 5 / 10

E.T. with tentacles and a bad temper

Teenagers in 1979 Ohio, filming a Super 8-mm movie for entry in a competition, witness a derailment at the train station; assuming the kids have the incident on film, a hard-nosed colonel with the U.S. Air Force is soon on their trail, but he knows more than they do. Boys' adventure story-cum-monster movie from writer-director J.J. Abrams, who is slavishly faithful to producer Steven Spielberg's homey touch throughout. The scenario never jells and, although the production is elaborate, the narrative is scattered to the winds. The kids, leftover Goonies, have obviously been cast for their physical differences (one short, one tall, one with braces, etc.), but their personalities are one-dimensional on film; they're generic (much like the picture itself) and fail to generate interest—but I wouldn't blame the young actors, it's just not there in the writing. ** from ****

Reviewed by bkoganbing 8 / 10

Another Alien Just wants to go home

I'm not sure why Super 8 could not have been set during the present rather than in 1979 which is so identified because at the beginning there is mention of the famous 3 Mile Island nuclear disaster over the radio of the protagonist family. I do believe it may be set there because this is the era that producer Steven Spielberg knew first hand as a young man and the one he personally identifies with.

The movie is a combination of both E.T. and Stand By Me. But instead of cute and lovable E.T. just trying to get home, instead we've got a really nasty alien monster with an attitude wanting same. However this alien has a real good reason for his bad attitude. He was captured by our government and tortured by an elite unit.

Some kids who are trying to make a film for some contest happen to capture a train wreck on camera where our monster has escaped. Right after that, strange events start happening in the town and the army comes in. The military is not real forthcoming with answers about what's happening. A little bit of national security and a whole lot of guilt.

But the kids led by Joel Courtney Miller and Elle Fanning do start figuring this whole thing out until the alien captures Fanning along with other assorted townfolk who've gone missing. Then young Miller gets a boys adventure of a lifetime when he goes to rescue Fanning and has to make contact with the alien to do so. That's when Super 8 becomes vintage Spielberg.

One other performance I should single out is that of Glynn Turman who is the doctor who was involved with the alien and took his point of view and is against what our government was doing. Turman reminded me a bit of Danny Glover, but he gave a restrained and intelligent performance in a difficult role. He has to and does convince the audience that their sympathy must lay with the being from outer space.

Super 8 should be seen in an Imax theater as I did. The special effects are great. But the kids are a really winning bunch of real and not movie star kids. They and Glynn Turman make Super 8 one of the better films of this year so far.

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Poop_Chute profile
Poop_Chute March 18, 2023 at 09:29 am

I think it was supposed to be like The Goonies, but comes nowhere close..

Nick10 profile
Nick10 November 01, 2022 at 12:32 am

Good movie. well played by the actors. worth watching.

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Shori1121 March 23, 2022 at 08:14 am

do ppl realize this was made before stranger things? a good movie and focused for kids...

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Sapthaka February 19, 2022 at 03:56 pm

I don't understand why people have given 7 IMDb ratings to this movie. It is worth 6 maximum. At least I don't understand why it is named 'Super8'. And believe me, it is just a movie. Another alien came to earth and get caught by the US air force and tries to go back to its planet. That's all. Worth it as a kids movie.

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Misophoniq December 26, 2021 at 11:50 pm

This was an unexpectedly good and fun movie!

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Asusorion May 28, 2021 at 10:55 am

Upload this in 4k please

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menotbyg May 11, 2021 at 06:08 am

it's okay for a kids movie... some parts are so nice that resembles like in stranger things... but the ending was not convincing enough

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easternking88 February 04, 2021 at 03:31 am

1080 PLS?

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Brutuss100 October 30, 2020 at 08:13 pm

It's classic Spielberg-esque, with a little fof the Stranger Things we all crave. Love it!!! And so will your kids!

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melvinthekelvin January 29, 2020 at 12:08 am

1080 pls

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nghichthien1611 October 29, 2019 at 01:50 am

1080p pls!!!!!!!

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Starlingsmurmuration July 09, 2019 at 05:36 pm

What is this stranger things ? pathetic movie, bad acting, bad actors, bad everything! DO SOMETHING ELSE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF WASTING TIME AND MAKING OUT OF THIS MONEY !!!!! VERY BAD I DO NOT RECOMMEND !!!

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rchhavi2000 May 01, 2019 at 11:54 pm

legend (2015) plz

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glokgnar February 28, 2019 at 03:46 am

1080p mp4 please!!

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nghichthien1611 February 19, 2019 at 04:49 am

1080p pls!!!

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trollsghost December 29, 2018 at 11:59 am

Where is 1080p Bluray ???????????????????

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the_ring_bearer March 08, 2018 at 04:49 pm

Great Work, guys....

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merv1n April 15, 2017 at 04:55 pm

T hanks! 1080p please!

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kevjaymar January 05, 2017 at 07:53 pm

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gbnj_555 July 29, 2016 at 08:13 am

This is great movie,thanks OTTO but please add 1080p.

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diaa May 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm

thanks yts

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kill_hack May 18, 2016 at 01:15 am

1080p plz!!!!!!!!