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Trailer Probe: Super 8
Reviewed by Joe Crowe, © 2011

Format: Movie
By:   JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg
Genre:   Sci-fi
Review Date:   February 07, 2011

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.

Super 8

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?



 
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