Trailer Probe grades nerd related movie trailers on the good parts (geek explosion content) and the bad parts (dork disengagement level). The final grade is in geek parts per billion; one billion geek parts is the most awesome.
Dork disengagement level:
The kids in this movie do not appear to be morose Internet junkies. How are we supposed to understand them?
I think I just saw this whole movie in those 30 seconds.
1. Kid discovers something.
2. Town is in danger.
3. Dad saves kid.
4. Alien ship flies away.
Geek explosion content: In 30 seconds, we know JJ Abrams directed and that things blow up.
This movie is set in 1979. The words on the screen told me. All the Ominous Voiceover did was scold me. I ain't a-scared of you.
Hey, it's the guy from Early Edition!
That's right. Here's that show's intro. I give myself 10 nerd points.
Steven Spielberg did something with Super 8! Nothing he does could ever be bad! I pretend I never saw A.I. !
Not that there's anything wrong with that. I like a movie set in olden times, and I refuse to admit that a movie set in my childhood is "olden times."
Geek parts per billion: 750,000.
Oops, accidentally got a picture from E.T. Or did I?