Venue: Galaxy Highland (Press Screening) (Summer 2011)
This was my most anticipated film of the summer, and given the magnitude of this particular summer that's saying something. I loved Super 8. I was enraptured by the combination of J.J. Abrams' flair for big sci-fi and the reliance on a deep Amblin reference well. Since seeing it, I've been surprised to find how divisive the reaction has been among my colleagues. I have to admit I fully understand the complaints I'm hearing, but for me Super 8 was the perfect summer movie and struck every appropriate chord with me.
Rating: 8/10 Atkins