Super 8 - Trailer 1st aired during Superbowl
Other big movie news coming out of the Superbowl was a new Trailer for JJ Abraham's new flick Super 8. Up until now JJ has been following his usual strategy of keeping the tightest of lids on any info on the movie or even what it is about. He famously did this with Cloverfield and also repeated a smilar tactic with the TV show lost with great effect.
But this time around JJ has opted to follow the more traditional route and not only give us a trailer which shows us some of what we can expect but also a plot! Here's a little quote from JJ himself which give a little insight into why the change of plan
To me, all people need to know is that it’s an adventure about a small town and it’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s scary and there’s a mystery: What is this thing that has escaped? What are the ramifications of its presence? And what is the effect on people? But I know that’s not enough. Look, I feel we need a little bit of a coming-out party because we are up against massive franchises and brands and most people don’t know what ‘Super 8' means. We’re a complete anomaly in a summer of huge films.. and we don’t want to be so silent or coy that people don’t care or don’t hear about it. JJ Abrahams
The movie is actually two project idea's put into one. The 1st a movie about the government being forced into moving secrets via late night freight train as a result of the paranoia that surrounded area 51 in the 80's. The 2nd movie was an idea for a stand-by-style story about a group of teenagers becoming adult as seen through super 8 footage. By putting these average plot idea together a compelling and original story was born...
Set in Ohio in 1979, 'Super 8' introduces a group of six youngsters who use Super 8 cameras (hence the title) to film their own homemade zombie films in the surrounding area. However, when they find themselves near a lonely stretch of railroad tracks during a cataclysmic trainwreck, they capture the event on film and witness something inhuman escape from the resulting wreckage.
So all you JJ Abrahams fans are you glad he broke from tradition and gave us something to look forward to or would you have prefared that you didn't know what to expect as you queued up at the cinema to buy your tickets?
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