It was not a kids movie. And, it was really good.
I was blown away by the cast and the acting skills of these kids. This movie covered some pretty heavy material and these kids did an amazing job.
You have a group of kids making a horror movie for a film competition and while taping one night, a car crashes into a military train carrying some questionable cargo. The train derails and the kids find themselves in a horror movie in real life.
“Stop talking about production value, the Air Force is going to kill us.”
“Guys, I have never had a teacher aim a gun at me!”
“I can’t believe we’re breaking into the school. Who does that? Nobody does that. Idiots do that.”
“Kids walking around with there own stereo is just what we need. It’s a slippery slope, my friend.” -Funny ipod reference.
“I think it’s the Russians.”
“I’m just kind of shocked at this entire conversation.”
“I’m thirsty. I’m in a war zone.”
“I’m just doing the best I can to save you.”
“Bad things happened. You can still live.”
It was an intense action packed movie. I would expect nothing less from JJ Abrams and Steven Spielburg, but it was sweet and funny, too. Joel Courtney is just too cute and acted his butt off in this movie. You don’t hear too much about male kid movie stars anymore and this kids is just that. I am looking forward to seeing some of his other movies. I had no idea how good he was, plus, he is the most famous person I have following me on Twitter. How cool is that?
Have you seen Super 8? What kid was your favorite?