The Republic: Super 8 is one of the Best Films of 2011

The Republic listed Super 8 as "One of the Best Films of 2011". 

“Super 8”: Writer/director J.J. Abrams has culled the best paranoia-creating moments from the ‘50s sci-fi movies and mixed them with a strong family story that swirls around Joe (Joel Courtney), a teen trying to deal with the loss of his mother. All of the sci-fi elements create a metaphor for the emotional beast that dominates the young man’s life. It’s the best blend of sci-fi and family drama since “E.T.” called home.

Joel Courtney