It’s 1979 and a young filmmaker and friends witness a catastrophic train crash whilst producing their amateur zombie flick. After investigating the burning wreckage, the group of children are warned by a survivor never to speak about what they’ve just witnessed. The US Air Force quickly turn up in great numbers to secure the area whilst the children flee undetected. It’s not long though before suspicious and mysterious events start occurring in the town. What was the train transporting? What on earth could’ve been on board that train that now wants to nom its way through the entire town of Lillian?
There can only be one answer. There’s a blimmin’ monster on the loose.
Being a JJ Abrams film, you’ll need to be prepared for a distracting over-use of lens flare (rant, rant, rant). You’d also be forgiven for thinking that Super 8 may be another Cloverfield, where you’ll end up rooting for the monster to just eat all the irritating main characters as quickly as possible, but you’d be wrong. Super 8 is let down by a cheesy ending, but otherwise it’s mighty enjoyable and has rather a lot going for it.