Love him or hate him, you have to admit J.J. Abrams comes up with some pretty unique stuff. I recently went to the movie Super 8 with some friends. For me, it definitely accomplished what it seemed to be setting out to do.
The story revolves around a group of kids that make films together and are trying to finish their newest production to enter it in a film contest. This is a very endearing element to me, as well as I'm sure many other like-minded individuals who can relate to doing things similarly in their childhoods. When a train derails during the middle of one of their takes, things start to become eerie in their once quaint town. Even with a strong military presence, the children play a major role in uncovering the truth about these strange happenings. The characters grow throughout the film and learn life long lessons along the way.
I found this to be a very entertaining piece of summer cinema. If you're looking for a truly good movie that evokes nostalgia albeit being produced in the present day, look no further than this film. It is one of the better one's I have seen this year so far.