DVD dandy of the week
From the Bowling Green Daily News:
One of the great joys of “Super 8” is the sense of discovery, so it’s best to leave the plot points to a minimum. Even if you see the big twist coming (and honestly, you probably will), it’s still an enjoyable ride, thanks in large part to Abrams and a very talented young cast. And while the twist is a part of the movie, it doesn’t overshadow the strong human element, which works because of the cast.
Joel Courtney plays lead character Joe, who has recently lost his mother, and is very interesting, reminding me of Sean Astin in “The Goonies.”