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Old 06-14-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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I liked it. We saw it in IMAX (4 bucks a ticket, can't beat it!),

WOW 4 bucks!???
I payed 21.00 for 2 people at a AMC Theater....
and thats not including food.

lol
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Chandler
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Saw it last night and give it two thumbs up! Kind of felt like it was ET for this generation. Only wish I had known to stay for the credits. Bummer.
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: NY
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Just saw Super 8 on Imax! What a wild ride, the train crash was incredible! The movie was perfect for my 12 year old - any younger though, be careful. It's violent, with some scary scenes.

I don't care for the combination of JJ Abrams directing and Spielberg executive producing. I like both guys, but the first half was intense, demented Abrams, while the other half was too E.T./Close Encounters familiar-like and felt like a let-down. My kid loved it though.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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The movie was fabulous, and that train wreck was the best one I'd seen in a movie since 1993's 'The Fugitive'.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: NY
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WOW 4 bucks!???
I payed 21.00 for 2 people at a AMC Theater....
and thats not including food.

lol
$4! $21 for two! Wow, I paid $18.50 for 2 adults and $15.50 for the kid. I gotta find a cheaper area of the country to live.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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I agree that it was pretty good for the first half. But then lots of "left wing" propaganda started pouring in pretty strongly in the second half and it became less realistic and less interesing. I could see through that junk even when I was a kid watching "E.T." in the 80's, though it was more mild in the older film. It's so unnecessary and I don't see the purpose of it.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Funny how if you are an alien (even a powerful violent one) from another planet, then even the army gets involved to stop you from leaving. If you are an alien from south of the border though, everyone wants your ***** on the first bus going back home!
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Decent flick. Not on the level of E.T. or "Close Encounters..." but at times suspenseful and the story of the children was well-done, which is surprising because many child actors are quite annoying/untalented.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:52 AM
 
Location: on an island
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ear.

Also stay through the credits at the end..it shows the finished product of the movie the kids were working on.
Its pretty funny.
Aw, I wish we had stayed for that.
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Decent flick. Not on the level of E.T. or "Close Encounters..." but at times suspenseful and the story of the children was well-done, which is surprising because many child actors are quite annoying/untalented.
Yes.

I give it a solid B, but no more than that.

This movie was good summer entertainment, but broke no new ground.

The first part of the film felt like Jaws, then it ventured into ET territory, and finally we ended up with a combination of Iron Giant and Close Encounters, mixed with a smattering of Goonies.

I did appreciate all of the acting and the 70's production design. While I was watching the film, I thought to myself "I bet this movie is set in 1979" and later when reading about it I saw that I was spot on. :: pats self on back ::
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Umm, it was good. However, nothing like what I expected. I went in expecting something like Jaws or Cloverfield and got ET/Goonies. The marketing for this movie was all wrong. If I had known the movie was going to be like this though; I don't think I would've went to see it.
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