‘Super 8′ Footage Lives Up to the Hype and the Abrams Mystery Legacy

From Film School Rejects:

Abrams draws on newcomer Courtney’s inherent, sensitive likability to bring a strong human touch to the scene. The star is instantly captivating, making his budding feelings for another character powerfully felt. When combined with a deep-rooted feel for the time and place, rounded out with characters that register and rife with a youthful sense of wonder and possibility, it’s a winning, grabbing way in.


Joel Courtney