Producer : Steven Spielberg
Director of photography: Larry Fong
Writer : J. J. Abrams
Distributor : Paramount Pictures
Release Date : 5 August 2011
Duration : 112 minutes
Duration : 112 minutes
Super 8 is a movie about movies, a movie in love with the past. The film tells the story of a group of children who are filming their own Super 8 movie when a train derails, releasing a dangerous presence into their town. The movie will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on September 20, 2011.
In February of 1979, Joe Lamb, a 14-year-old boy living in the fictional town of Lillian, Ohio, has lost his mother in a factory accident. His father Jack, the local deputy sheriff, can’t understand why the boy spends all his time making backyard movies and wants to send him off to summer camp.
One night, while he and his friends are shooting a romantic scene at a railway station, they witness – and accidentally film – an explosive accident that turns out to have been caused by their science teacher. Soon the US Air Force, led by cold, arrogant Colonel Nelec, arrives on the scene that leads them to evacuate half the town.
Over the next couple of days, strange phenomena occur: numerous town dogs run away; kitchen appliances, car engines, and power lines vanish, and people begin to disappear. Later it was discovered that there is an Extra-terrestrial who crashed on Earth in 1958. The alien only wished to rebuild its ship, using the shape shifting white cubes and return home.
Shortly after, all the cubes as well as loose metal from around the town are attracted to the town's water tower.Joe's metal locket, which contains a picture of him as a baby with his mother, is also drawn towards the tower, and, after a moment, he decides to let it go. Everyone watches as the ship takes off toward space.
Abrams and Spielberg collaborated in a storytelling committee to come up with the story for the film. Super 8 is the first original J. J. Abrams film project. Filming took place in Weirton, West Virginia, from September to October 2010. To promote the film, Valve created a short video game segment and released it alongside the PC version of Portal 2.
Movie Website: http://www.super8-movie.com
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