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A Super Tribute,
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This review is from: Super 8 [DVD] (DVD)
First of, Super 8 should be treated for exactly what it is; a tribute to the Spielberg films that defined or at least featured heavily in our childhoods. It isn't necessarily original as there is a familiar charm in its themes, story and ensemble of diverse characters. What should make Super 8 stand out however is the incredible performances of its young cast, Elle Fanning in particular is impressive. Ok yes excessive use of CG has ironically lessened the impact that old school effects had on the screen and the creature here is forgettable but the heart of the story is always about the kids and in this regards Super 8 can only be called a success. Anyone looking for something bold and new should look elsewhere because unlike Superman Returns, Super 8 is unapologetic in its single motive to honour that what inspired us before.