5 They don't make movies like they used to? Well they do now!MovieAddict | 05/08/2011 | See all MovieAddict's reviews (1336)Top 10 Reviewer Top 10 DVD Reviewer Back in the late 70's and early 80's, blockbusters had heart and soul to go with their then mega bucks movies. Super 8 returns to such innocent times, delivering bang for buck but-first, foremost-respecting the old fashioned concept like, y'know, character emotion, story telling, something that most summer blockbusters are void of.It's creator is, of course, J.J.Abrams, the guy who brought us Lost, unleashed the beast in Cloverfield, put Mission Impossible firmly back on track with the excellent M:I:3 and the best reboot ever in the outstanding Startrek (2009).Super 8 is his personal project much as was E.T. to Steven Speilberg who here co-producers.Set in 1979 tells the story of movie obsessed Charles (Riley Griffiths) and best friend Joe ( Joel Courtney), the leaders of a group of kids who run around town shooting a zombie epic on a Eumig Super 8mm camera. Sneaking from thir beds to film a night scene at the local train station. They continue to roll as a U.S Air Force freight train charges past and crashes explosively, then things get weird. Generators and car enigines burn out, power cables and microwaves disappear. The town's dog's hightail to neighbouring counties. And Miltary roll in....... and I don't want to spoil the rest!All I want to say is that Super 8 owes as much to our childhood as monster movies of the past, it's inevitable it should look and feel like an early Spielberg movie. It feels like a hybrid of Close Encounters, E.T., Polterguist, Gremlins, Back To The Future and The Goonies, and this is the key to the films success, as not only are the cast faultless the film offers the perfect balance of thrills and chills the film should resonate as much as the listed family classics did for us as kids for the youth of today.This is a perfect reminder of what made a young Spielberg the top of his game and the potential J.J. Abrams has to become the next Speilberg of today's generation.This is a perfect mash-up of 50's sci-fi, 80's event movie and childhood innocence that leaves most of the summer blockbusters in it's wake.An instant classic!See if you like.....E.T.Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.JawsPolterguist.Gremlins.The Goonies.Back To The Future.The Lost Boys.The Monster Squad.CloverfieldStand By Me.