I haven't seen a movie by myself since Mary passed away, I've tried but the titles and trailers have been lacking in any promise of substance. I did see "The Kings Speech" with her mom, we loved it and I'm pretty sure that I proclaimed it to be the best movie of 2010.
I guess I haven't really been in the mood, until recent glimpses of "Super 8" started to show up and I knew, or rather hoped the movie matched the quality the trailer hinted at. Well I went to my local theater yesterday and I'm happy to report that it was fantastic.
In the tradition of the movies producer, J.J. Abrams, has paid a true homage to the master who created similar classics that brought the kid out in all of us with, "ET", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Jurassic Park", "Goonies" - yeah I said it, "Goonies!"
Folks, this movie reminds you of better days, times when we had steel mills, a sizable middle class, and dare I say it, even some measure of innocence - still.
I loved it, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to forget reality for just a little while and be a kid again.