From the Twin Cities Daily Planet:
4. Super 8, directed by J.J. Abrams (USA)
The most commercial film on this list, J.J. Abrams’s Super 8 is a reminder of why we go to the movies in the first place: to be entertained. Abrams kept his plot secret for months before its release: Super 8 involves a group of adolescent kids working on a horror film, until their lives take a supernatural turn as a military science experiment derails from a train and sends their small town into a media frenzy. Abrams’s cast of young child actors are “mint”; the film showcased a breakthrough performance from Joel Courtney as a young adventurer caught in the middle of his first love. Super 8proved to be even better than all the hype that surrounded the film last summer promised.