Craigimt wrote: patrick_bateman wrote: MoBiUGeArSkIn wrote:
Super 8 has been screening for critics a whole three months ahead of release. Initial buzz has this set to be... well...Super!
I must have read an alternate page because most of those comments cite it as average.
You must have very high expectations then, because I'm seeing excellent comments.
"but when it comes to the plucking of heartstrings, he lacks the true Stradivarian shamelessness of his mentor."
"For about an hour it succeeds marvelously. The modest letdown that follows exposes the limitations of Mr. Abrams's imagination."
"Abrams' imitation is a shade too reverent for my taste. He lacks the subversive edge that allowed Joe Dante to bite his producer's hand and bring Gremlins to life, for example, and Abrams seems unsure just how scary he wants things to get."
Those are the first three comments on the page, and two of them are positively reviewing the film.
More of the comments are:
"The film lacks suspense and gets bogged down in cheesy improbabilities and implausibilities. Joon-ho Bong's 2006 monster movie The Host was better."
"Pandering and illogical, Super 8's plot makes no demands on viewers' intelligence."
"Never mind the plot holes,dozens of unanswered questions and the abandonment of logic."
"It is hard to overlook some major holes in the logic of the film, even for a sci-fi movie where concepts of logic are more fluid."
"... a jarringly messy blend of blue-collar angst and feel-good Spielberg ... Less a tribute to classic sci-fi than a mechanical, by-the-book exercise in How to Build a Tribute to Classic Sci-Fi."
"Super 8 is a thoroughly entertaining popcorn flick, but one does get the sense of Abrams sweating up a storm in an effort to produce the sort of guileless matinee magic that Spielberg conveyed effortlessly."
"Not perfect, but entertaining."
"'Super 8' is not flawless, but I think it contains the most memorable film sequence so far this year. "
These are all from the front page. I'm not sure which of these comments you rate as excellent?