Super 8

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Where To Find It

Call number: DVD Science-Fiction Super

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Traverwood Adult

Additional Details

DVD release of the 2011 motion picture.

Special features: The dream behind Super 8; the visitor lives: creating the creature; director J.J. Abrams & filmmakers' commentary.

Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee.

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witnesses a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon they suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local deputy tries to uncover the truth, something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

Community Reviews

Good, and that's it

Sci-fi with some comedy scenes, no depth in the plot. A good movie for kids, though.


No depth, unlikeable characters, even the kids are without charm, and the poor alien who's just trying get home is just a giant insect kind of thing who we never care for, maybe because he's eating people and he's a giant insect kind of thing...

Fun adventure film

This is a true Steven Spielberg film in that its plotline constitutes an adventure film, but it's really about family. Two kids on the verge of adolescence are going through a rough patch with their fathers. One father is mourning the recent loss of his wife, and the other is a troubled alcoholic. The two kids become friends through unlikely circumstances, and although their fathers hate each other, the kids become confidantes and allies. It's a good thing too, because all is not well in town. A huge train crash that nearly kills them sets off a chain of events involving missing persons, stolen technology, a secretive operation by the Air Force, and eventually the complete evacuation of the town. Stay tuned during the film credits to see the homemade zombie movie that the kids have been working on.


A fine sci-fi action flick with a few laughs and a lotta heart. A-.

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