According to the Morgan Hill Times, Super 8 was the best alien invasion movie of 2011.
As often happens in the summertime, there are quite a few blockbuster movies that revolve around monsters. This year, aliens were the monster of choice with "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Cowboys and Aliens," "Paul" and "Super 8."
The best movie to make use of aliens was "Super 8," directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The movie has the feel of Spielberg's older pieces such as "E.T.," but it has a lot more action. The movie works better than all the rest because it has more character to it. The alien is really a side storyline to a tale of kids growing up in 1979 and trying to find their way in the world. It centers around newcomer Joel Courtney, who plays Joe Lamb. Courtney plays the lead role as a kid who is into making monster movies with his friends and has plenty of empathy for even a creature that is destroying his town.