Super 8 (2011) Movie Premiere

I had the chance to catch this really cool movie premiere Super 8 at TGV KLCC thanks to Nuffnang. Going into the movie with really high expectations partly because of the director J.J Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg, and also from the short teaser trailer of the movie depicting a train crash and a creature trying to knock its way out, I am glad to say it did not disappoint. 

Official poster

Before the movie started at 9pm, had a good time having dinner with some fellow bloggers at the level 2 Signature food court KLCC. As always, below would be a photo I've taken of the two sweet ladies issuing our tickets and the tickets we were given.

Ms Nuffnang ticket issuers (Anne and Jo Ann)
Our movie tickets

Coming back to the movie, Super 8 to me is very cool in the sense that the movie does not focus primarily on the alien itself, but rather on the characters of the movie. We are introduced to this group of kids who ended up being in a train station where a train crashes into an explosive end with an alien creature let loose. Super 8 really gets us involved into the lives of these kids with Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) playing this kid whose father (Kyle Chandler) is the deputy sheriff. Filming a movie with his friends, we then see how he and his friends handle the apocalyptic events to follow. 


The movie E.T comes to mind, coupled with the feel of doomsday, Super 8 delivers a story which is emotional to say the least. We could really immerse ourselves into the environment and the characters, to the point that the alien creature becomes just a side plot. You will just have to catch it in the cinemas when its out to understand what I mean. Pretty awesome movie, albeit a rather abrupt ending. Super 8 makes you fall in love with its characters, not the "creature" nor its "special effect" which are secondary. 


Oh, and something new I learnt, thanks to Tony who also blogged about this movie here. The title of the movie "Super 8" actually refers to the Super 8 mm film format released in 1965 by Eastman Kodak as an improvement of the older "Double" or "Regular" 8 mm home movie format (source: Wikipedia), and that was what the kids in the movie used to film with.


Check out the trailer below, and some photos from the movie. 








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27 comments :

peacemusicbabe said...

i was there with my brother and i have to say, I love the suspenses! :D

suituapui said...

Title sounds like some Korean boy band... LOL!!!

Reanact said...

All the movies you mentioned in this blog, I havent even seen one of them yet! hahaha.. guess my movie days are over.. 

darranlow said...

I will definitely be having a go at this when it gets released in Singapore

toninkush said...

yups i thought the creature was indeed disappointing too

Luciana said...

again movie premiere!!

Caroline May Ling said...

lets see if im going to watch this or not. :p

ken said...

ann and joanne? new nuffnang staffs ah? never see before wan.. haha..
anyway, saw the trailer before.. seems weird, not sure if i'll watch it :P

Jo Ann said...

u r forgiven..the 'e' on my name moves to anne's name..lol....

Isaac Tan said...

Hi Jo Ann!, Thanks for pointing out, have re edited. :) Nice seeing you both! 

Isaac Tan said...

Ken, ya bro, new staffs. :)

Watch the movie for the passion and art Steven spielberg put in, but dont have a high expectation for the visual effects. 

Isaac Tan said...

 Caroline, hehehe.. If got free time, just watch it! :)

Isaac Tan said...

Luciana, yup, i count myself as being lucky to be able to obtain the tickets :) 

Isaac Tan said...

Tony, I had high expectations for the wow and visual effects, guess i had to settle for the emotional and character building aspect

Isaac Tan said...

Darran, thanks for dropping by my blog bro. Yup, do catch it!

Isaac Tan said...

Claire, movie days are never over! Haha, just go catch some of the latest blockbusters in the cinemas when you have time :P 

Isaac Tan said...

STP, lol! yup, korean groups do have lots of "super" in their names. :P 

Isaac Tan said...

Peace, thanks for dropping by my blog! The next time you're at a premiere, do shout out if you see me nearby. or tell me via facebook! :P 

Bananazஇ People said...

As a kid we have Super 6 cartoon now they up two to Super 8 in another decade will there be Super 10? haha. tQ for the review.

Mikhaela Chan said...

should I say, next week, Isaac? do POKE me, okay!!!! =)
nice review.. ^^

Ciklilyputih said...

sound system really great.. almost kena heart attack one! hehehehe

HenRy Lee said...

actually i quite enjoy the show la. Not much disappointed about the creatures since it only appear almost the end of the show. The train crash part quite odd la since non of the kids were hurt and the car still ok. Overall, I'll pay money to watch this in the cinema :)

supia said...

Those kids are super funny, the way they talk. Nice meet up with you guys. 

peacemusicbabe said...

yeah i will if i had another chance :D I was late that evening! Teehee, I love the kids' conversations, it's funny! :)

nabilahalias said...

cool review ! read mine !

http://minddiary-nabilah.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-of-modern-version-of-goonies.html

tekkaus said...

Ouh...so this movie has something to do with alien invasion?

[SK] said...

hey, have you noticed movies now like to use numbers in the title?? 2012, I'm Number 4, Super 8.. maybe the next one will be "Give Me 5".. hahahaha~~ :D