"The Heart of 'Super 8' is the Kids"
From the Los Vegas Examiner:
The real heart of the movie comes from the relationships of the kids', it isn't very often that you always buy every friendship between child actors' in films but I was sold on every one of them in 'Super 8'. In Particular Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning. They had me from the first time they looked each other in the eye, and I rooted for them the whole way through. Their chemistry was amazing and helped make this film a definite winner throughout.