What a refreshing film. Super 8 delivers on what Abrams promised - an homage to early Spielberg films of the '70s and '80s. While itself an original story, there are definitely shades of E.T., Gremlins, and Close Encounters throughout the experience - and it is just that, an experience. Viewing in IMAX is highly recommended, especially since they didn't ruin it by going the 3D route. At the end of the film viewers are left wanting more, and I feel like this is due to the richness of the characters in this story - you want to see what happens with them next. But isn't that the first rule in showbiz?
"Always keep 'em wanting more." -P.T. Barnum
I do feel like the viral campaign and overall hype adds to the entire experience, but I also feel con…
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This super cool app also comes with some hidden Easter egg features! Once you record videos, the app embeds frames from clips from the "Super 8 Editing Room." When you see one, you can tap on it to "save" the footage. If you do this several times, you can put the footage together to see an exclusive clip from Super 8!
During the process of gathering the clips, they will be stored in "Found Footage." Sounds mysterious right? Trust the masters of viral marketing to incorporate interactive iPhone app to advertise for their movie!
Will you be trying it out for a look at Super 8 early? Tell us what you find when you play with the app!…
Considering who is involved with this project, I think most can agree it has enormous potential. Should be interesting to see what these cinematic giants have in store for us - I'm especially curious to see what a J. J. Abrams Homage to Steven Spielberg would look like. Am I the only one who thinks it seems strange that Spielberg would be working on his own homage? Another point of interest with this project is that it will be Abrams first original work - having previously worked on projects that were either someone else's brain child, or were a new installment of an existing series of works.