Movie: Super 8
Like/Don't Like: Like - despite all the times I had to a cover my eyes
How did I not know that this is a scary alien movie? I'm usually really up on these sorts of things, but I started watching this and was all, "Oh, early teen boys are so hilarious. Elle Fanning has princess hair," which then turned to, "EEEEEKKKKKK!!!!! Scary alien!!!!!!" You all know what a delicate flower I am when it comes to scary things like aliens and guns and explosions. I was tense through the last hour of the movie.
But it was still a really cool flick. And I give that all to the kids. Movie aliens have no problem eating adults. But kids are generally safe in a PG-13 film. I felt confident that none of them would have their guts sucked out. Plus, I meant it about teen boys. They're a riot. It was a nice story with funny characters and cool effects. It felt exactly like what a JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg movie should be. Complete with too many lens flares (oh, JJ Abrams, enough! with those lens flares. I nearly had an epileptic fit during Star Trek.) And it had heart. I liked that the alien other reasons for being so destructive other than just wanting to destroy Earth. I suppose I'm grateful I didn't know it would freak me out so much because I never would have watched it.