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(From Western Daily Press)
SUPER 8 (12A, 111 mins) Sci-Fi/Action. Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Basso, Zach Mills, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard. Director: JJ Abrams.
In the summer of 1982, an earthbound alien phoned home and audiences wept with joy, cementing Steven Spielberg's reputation as the greatest film-maker of his generation.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was a cultural phenomenon that spoke to our inner child, envisioning the cruel world through the eyes of Elliott as he risked everything to protect his otherworldly friend from scientists and shadowy government agents.
Almost 30 years later, director JJ Abrams pays homage to Spielberg's fantasy with Super 8, a rollicking adventure with echoes of The Goonies that depicts the rampage of an alien creature in rural 1970s America from the perspective of six children whose worlds have been rocked by Star Wars and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
In the sleepy industrial town of Lillian, Ohio, teenager Joe Lamb (Joel …