Thought provoking family sci-fi film about loneliness and alienation (pun intended)
Super 8 was not the best movie of 2011. Super 8 may not have even been the best alien movie of 2011 (I hear great things about Attack the Block which I still have to see). It was, however, the best live-action, family film I’ve seen in a very long time. Heartfelt performances (can someone give Kyle Chandler the awards he deserves?), geeky childhood enthusiasm, and small town desperation combine to create something special.
3 1/2 Alien Thumbs Up