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Super 8 Revealed - Kinda

Super-8-film[1] The new film directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Spielberg got an early trailer this last week. What do we know so far, though, really?

Well not too much, as it turns out.  Here, for your viewing pleasure, is the trailer itself:

Now, according to the Hollywood Insider, the film's budget is at 45 million, and it will be released Summer 2011. Past that we have the text in the trailer:



In 1979, the US Air Force closed a section of Area 51. All the materials were to be transported to a secure facility in Ohio.

Slashfilm says that reports indicate it deals with “everyday people whose personal relationships are tested when they are thrown up against extraordinarily fantastic - and possibly other-worldly - events.”

And this is all well and good but so what? What else can we know? Well. I will make a few predictions!

It will have a lot of crappy shaky-cam.

There will be a ton of lens flare.

It will kind of make sense and not live up to it's own hype.

I know, I am going out on a limb here, right?

I mean they've released a trailer before they started making the movie! It doesn't begin production until the fall, and yet here's some stuff. That doesn't leave me feeling too settled. Cloverfield was… well it was, wasn't it? And this seems to be following that pattern, so far. Add in Spielberg on Production and well…
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This could be an homage by Abrams to the old Jaws era Spielberg, lots of rumors there, as well, but can we really go back to the glory days of the '70s summer thrill ride? And can we do it full of shaky camera and lens flare from hell?

I don't think so, but I'm willing to be proven wrong. I mean this trailer already has both these things in excess, so I don't intend to hold my breath on being wrong…

I dunno. I just don't. What do you think Super 8 will be, and will it be worth seeing?






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Comments

Washington "Shall We Play A Game?"  Cube

Since I know what Section 51 is, I almost didn't bother watching the trailer, but "shifting it" as in "locking it away?" It's already locked up for testing aircraft and military weaponry. "Everyday people and personal relationships and otherworldy events" and I settled in to watch the trailer, and I'm still scratching my head to think where he's going to go with this.

Taking this into a Close Encounters UFO arena wouldn't make much sense either in "storing them and hiding them" or "them attacking us." I'd be more amused to see aliens confusing Epcot for an attack point. So is it all covert ops and black hearted military evil warloads of doom? Approach and be anniliated? River's Edge meets Cray XT5-HE Opteron Six Core?

While Mr. Spielberg makes up his mind, I've got "stuff...some of it SECRET STUFF...to do.

Adam P. Knave

MAybe it's like an episode of the Wiggles, with shaky cam and the military.

sweetney

I don't care. J.J. Abrams! Spielberg! Aliens! I WANT TO GO THERE.

Adam P. Knave

@sweetney - Hahahaha and in a year you can! DARE TO DREAM! (and happy birthday)

funda62

Sweetney, ditto! Going on my list to movies to see in 2011 with HP7!




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