‘Super 8’ Was So Great

10 Jun

This is my first post in like 4 months…I saw ‘Bridesmaids’ (on Monday), ‘X-Men: First Class'(on Wednesday), and ‘Super 8‘ (today, Friday, June 10, 2011) this week (vaycay, bay-bay…I’m on vacation and in my spare time I like to do nothing aka seeing movies, watching tv, and having mini parties. The mini party is the new thing and I highly recommend it…get some drinks, balloons, water guns, fireworks, costumes, and invite 2-4 people to join you…it is literally so much fun.) where was I? Oh yeah, of the three “films” I saw this week 1 was funny, 1 was a major let down and 1 got me blogging again for (as I mentioned earlier in this paragraph) the first time in like 4 months. No, I’m not talking about the waste of $25 X-Men: First Class Sucks Ass. I’m talking about ‘Super 8’.

If you, like me, think that J.J. Abrams is…well…sucks. Then you, like me, will be SHOCKED that this was written and directed by the same man who turned ‘Lost’ into poop. The first season was great but the rest was a waste of time, money, and I would say talent but…you get my drift.  I’m also going to mention ‘Cloverfield’ because I really got excited about that movie (I am embarrassed about that but I feel as though this is a space/place where I can be honest) and the ending was so stoopid I tried to get my money back (not really but I’m trying to make a point).  This is not meant to be a critique of J.J. Abrams’ body of work…I will get to ‘Super 8’…right after I complain about J.J. a little more (If you don’t care about this part I give you permission…ha…like you need my permission…to skip ahead to the next paragraph). Okay, I lost my place again…ah ha…other than a few of Mr. Abrams past works (‘Felicity’, ‘Regarding Henry’, ‘Armageddon’, and Joyride (KIDDING)) that are great, some crap in the middle that no one cares about and the ones that made me absolutely fucking crazy because he built it up and I was so excited and then it crashed and burned and sucked so hard I would’ve hated him if I were the kind of person who would hate someone over tv shows and movies made for entertainment…which I am (sadly…sort of…I don’t know how I feel about it) so I did until I saw this movie. Now begins my ‘Super 8’ adventure.

Being the spawn of Mr. Abrams would usually put this film directly on my “Things to Do That Will Make You Hate Yourself After You’ve Done Them” list (that doesn’t really exist but I think it’s funny and thus, I shall make one!) but it stars a man so lovely that I would tell David Muir to “eat shit” (and then I would throw poop in his face…David, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry. I’m trying to make a point (again)) if it meant that all of this beautiful actor’s works were available instantly on Netflix. That’s intense. I have David Muir right there in front of me and I tell him to eat shit and throw poop on him just so I can watch Mr. Beautiful on Netflix. After thinking it over, I’m 100% positive I would not do that but it’s fun to pretend. Like David Muir would be sad that I don’t really love him. Sorry David, I don’t know you. I love your face but…this is getting weird…you guys should see my diary! Hahaha. Back to reality…Kyle Chandler is so pretty that my disgust for J.J. Abrams was trumped (I believe Mr. Trump and I have the same motto: “Sex Sells”) and I saw ‘Super 8’ opening day.

‘Super 8’ was NOT what I expected. It was great. As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, I ONLY saw this movie because I knew Kyle Chandler’s (the Coach on NBC’s ‘Friday Night Lights’) hotness would trump the crap ending I was expecting. I was SO wrong and I do NOT like to admit (or even entertain the idea) that I am/was wrong. This film was good. If it weren’t for Chandler I would never have seen this movie so whoever cast him I would like to say “Thank You”. And to Mr. J.J. Abrams, this film was beautiful. It was (as my brother pointed out) advertised wrong (insert a fancier word for wrong). I would call this a family film…appropriate for ages 8 and up (there is some cursing, minors breaking a few minor laws and lying to their parents, some drug use…but it is shown only briefly and in a negative light…it’s funny). Unlike some of Mr. Abrams other works, ‘Super 8’ is a beautifully written and directed (seriously, the cinematography is…for a film’s title to be an actual type of old film it was filmed beautifully…that doesn’t make sense. I’m tired of “writing” and I’m thinking like an idiot instead of an artist. I’m trying to say (but not so stoopidly) that titleing the film (I’m calling this movie a film…mad respect) ‘Super 8’ and actually filming it in such a way…it’s romantic almost…nostalgic…it is perfect.  The story itself is unlike what I’m used to coming from Mr. Abrams. It is a complete story with an actual ending. An ending from J.J. Abrams? Yes! And, all the shit in the middle isn’t shit! It’s an actual film. It’s great. It’s suspenseful and sad and scary and funny and in the end it all comes together and it ends. I fucking loved it!

SPOILER ALERT!!!! scroll down

You see “it’s” face…and it isn’t disappointing…in my opinion…but this is all just my opinion


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