Just got back from Super 8. I have VERY mixed feelings. I sort of enjoyed it–but it’s not a great movie. It’s more JJ Abrams sucking on the dick of the Berg. Which is to say, I enjoy Spielberg, and this movie is reconstituted Spielberg. If you’ve seen Close Encounters and ET, you don’t need to see this. There’s even alien abductions like Close Encounters, a power truck on a country road at night (hello Roy Neary), and a grand finale ship takeoff. The only thing missing was “When You Wish Upon a Star.” JJs idea of gravitas is having one of the main kid’s parents conveniently killed off, so they’re like, SAD for a while and he and Dad don’t get along that well. Yay. It’s a token ‘Berg thing, having a parent dead or missing (ET), or having broken families (Close Encounters, War of the Worlds) or divorcees or kids who don’t get along with either mommy or daddy or both. Nothing new there, please move along.