Some Super 8 details
There's been a little said about Super 8 this past day, not a lot, but enough to piece together to give us a decent blurb for the film, much more than we already knew, but in reality not that much to be classed a spoiler, just more of a blurb than anything.
However what we have learned today is what the film is about, who the film focuses on, and that this is shaping up to feel very much like a Spielberg classic.
Shall we just leap straight into the synopsis of the film then?
Set in Ohio in 1979, the final film follows six young people making a zombie movie with their Super 8 camera, who witness a horrific train crash, and catch a glimpse of a creature escaping from the wreck.
"...about overcoming loss and finding your way again and finding your own voice...A boy whose lost his mother and the man whose lost his wife. There's this father who, because of the era, never really had to be the parent. He's a good man, he works hard, he's a deputy in the town, but he's never stepped up as father."
I am, like so many people are saying, feeling a little of E.T. creeping in there, but then that's no bad thing is it? After all it's the set-up, the emotional core of the film and the film is so much more than just that. Don't take my word for it, Abrams says it:
"...you could say - and be right - that it's a science fiction movie; or you could say - and be right - that it's a love story; or you could say - and be right - that it's a comedy; or you could say - and be right - that it's a special-effects spectacle. That sort of cocktail is for me what I love about movies."
He was talking about how the film came to be, he says he had two ideas, one for the kids making the Super 8 film and the other about Area 51, the rules and regulations behind the facility, and he brought them together as one film, and that's where Super 8 came from.
Really though the story here is the blurb, and what the film is all about, and there's a huge touch of Steven Spielberg throughout the story.