I absolutely loved this movie when I saw it at the cinema and couldn't wait to get it on blu-ray as it took me back to my childhood in the 1980's when I'd watch movies like The Goonies, Close Encounters and E.T.
Super 8 is a film which unashamedly pays tribute to films such as these but is a future classic in it's own right, you can tell that Abrams used Spielberg as his inspiration for Super 8 but it doesn't suffer for that.
I really can't tell people too much without spoiling it for them but it centres around a group of teenagers who during the school summer holiday use their spare time to create their own film, whilst shooting a scene on location at a railway crossing an event occurs which throws the gang into an adventure they never expected.
All the kids are great in their roles, none of them come across as an annoying child actor which you can sometimes get when they overact every scene.
Special mention must go to Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning who excel in their roles as Joe and Alice who both must overcome emotional problems as the film progresses.
I also really liked the score by Michael Giacchino which reminded me of the work of John Williams as it worked well on both terms of emotion and excitement.
If you love the films of Spielberg then you'll love Super 8.