After X-Men First Class, Super 8 seems to be continuing a trend of slightly retro movies which prove to be of a higher quality than their modern counterparts. This film is in a way classic Spielberg - a classic adventure with well-rounded characters you root for all the way through. Nonetheless, JJ Abrams has definitely made his mark here too, with plenty of 'boo!' moments that had at least one neighbouring cinema-goer screaming in their seat!
There's plenty of humour to lighten the mood as well, with some fantastic background jokes scattered throughout. Kudos has to go to the young leads Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning (yes, Dakota's sister - hence the resemblance) for their spot-on performances. Also have to say that Kyle Chandler was really awesome in his role as the sheriff's deputy and struggling father, hope he gets more good roles out of this. Overall, an entertaining story worth making the trip to the cinema for - recommended!