It's that time of year! Blockbuster movies are one of my favorite parts of summer and I am so excited that Super 8 opens tomorrow. I'm already planning on eating a super healthy breakfast and lunch so that I can go to a cool, air-conditioned theater to eat my weight in popcorn, sip a giant Coca-Cola that I have to hold with two hands, and stare in wide-eyed wonder as director J.J. Abrams takes us on one hell of a ride.
And no, I haven't been paid to write any of this. I'm just that big of a summer blockbuster fan. You say "big budget action flick" and I say "extra butter, please." I may have high expectations for Super 8, but I know I won't be disappointed. And neither will you!
Here are some reasons why Super 8 is going to be bomb.
The Director/Writer/Producer: Anything that J.J. Abrams puts his name on is automatically going to be right up my alley. Lost, anyone? Second best show on television ever much? Abrams co-created, wrote, and directed that series. And let's not forget that he also co-created and directed Felicity, the reason I moved to NYC. Then there are movies like Cloverfield and 2009's Star Trek. I was in blockbuster heaven the summers those flicks came out! So yeah, Abrams will not let us down with Super 8. Oh yeah, and Spielberg produced it, too. Come on!
The Pretty Awesome Plot Line: Set in a small Ohio town in 1979, a group of teenagers is shooting a film on their Super 8 mm cameras when they happen to record a train crash. The train, turns out, is carrying discarded material from Area 51. Shit starts getting nuts, and they try to figure out why everything is disappearing. What could "it" be that's causing all the chaos? More popcorn, please!
The Swoon-Worthy Leading Man: Kyle Chandler plays the smalltown police deputy who's just trying to get to the bottom of the crazy, supernatural happenings. Chandler is by far one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. If you're not watching the best show on TV, Friday Night Lights, you should get on that. Not only is Chandler HOT, he's extremely talented and steals every scene he's in. He's going to nail this part. Nail it, I say!
If I haven't convinced you yet, watch the trailer below and tell me you're not interested in finding out with "it" is.
Will you see Super 8?
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