Alex McDevitt reviews "Super 8"

From Alex McDevitt:

"Super 8," a film made and brilliantly told by the visionary minds of director J.J Abrams ("Lost," "Star Trek") and producer Steven Spielberg, asks the age old question of classic filmmaking at its finest: can giant blockbusters that cost little money to make still have the same effects as their counterparts? Filled with some of the best child performances that I've ever seen by Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee and Elle Fanning, "Super 8" rekindles the same magic that "E.T." and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" had and reminded me why I love going to the movies. As the last frames of "Super 8" winded out on its reel, you will be star stuck as how much of a reaction a monster movie can give audiences these days.
Joel Courtney