Saturday, 12 March 2011

Super 8 Trailer

Wow! Kids with cameras. Riding bikes. Missing dogs. Missing people. Aliens on the loose? Train crashes, explosions, a small town under attack! This film looks like it may have everything.

The soundtrack to the trailer inspires awe and fills me with nostalgia for Spielbergs old movies. The kids, the adults, the time and place all feel so Spielbergian and takes me back to films of the eighties where the kids are resourceful, wide-eyed heroes.

With JJ Abrams directing (and continuing a familiar idea of characters with cameras... see also the Abrams produced Cloverfield), and Spielberg producing, I'm hoping for a similar vibe to The Goonies or Back to the Future, films which Spielberg also produced but left the reigns to directors he trusts.

Love the sense of mystery that has been created in the trailer- reminds me of the excitement caused by the trailer and viral marketing for Cloverfield all over again! August 19th feels like a long wait!