No sooner did I finish up with The Smurfs post that I learned the eagerly-awaited full trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 had hit the Interwebs. As you probably have heard, this is Abrams’ tribute to Steven Spielberg’s 1980s blockbusters. That is evident from what you see above, but I am also totally getting a bit of a Goonies/Explorers vibe from this as well. (Joe Dante and Richard Donner’s 1980s output was just as important to me as Spielberg’s, and It looks like Abrams might share this sentiment). We get our first real glimpse at the plot, and although it seems pretty straightforward J.J.’s track record proves that there will be plenty of twists in store for moviegoers. The only question remaining now is how can the movie’s alien monsters possibly be as creepy as CGI smurfs?
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.