The News Record: "Super 8" in the Top 3 Movies of 2011
The News Record rates Super 8 in the Top 3 Movies of 2011:
A charming mix between “The Goonies” and “Cloverfield,” “Super 8” is a wonderful Steven Spielberg homage written and directed by J.J. Abrams. The child performers (including Elle Fanning and newcomer Joel Courtney) have excellent chemistry and carry the movie without being too cute or cloying. The special effects are amazing (the train crash scene is one of the most technologically stunning sequences this year), but it’s the heart of the movie that makes it so special.