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.
From the pen of J.J. Abrams and Producer Steven Spielberg we are treated to "Super 8" a Science Fiction Film and my personal favorite film of the summer so far. A film that has a story to it and not one of these summer films that is filled with action and no substance. It is a little like this generations Goonies with a little Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET mixed in to the bag.
Having grown up in the 70's I loved all the little reminders of my youth with the set decorations. From the 8 track tapes in the background of one scene to the news cast of Three Mile Island playing in the background of another.
I saw the movie twice and it is one that will make it's way to my DVD collection when it is released. If you have not seen it yet it is a movie I recommend going to see before it leaves your local theatre.