Culture Club: Super 8 (12A)

Readers review this week's big film
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"A throwback to when I first saw E.T. and The Goonies."

Mike Hans Jeeves

"Going to the cinema is still a magical experience, a place were you can dispel the outside world for a few hours and immerse yourself in escapisim, and films like this are just perfect. It made me want to go home straight afterwards and watch Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Lin Fisher

"I found it captured that Goonies feel but found the whole alien parts of the film uninteresting. Not a bad film but definitely not a blockbuster."

Steve Barker

"I've seen it three times (the first two were in the US earlier in the summer). It's ace. The alien parts are not the best part though – it's the retro feel and Spielberg-esque kids that make it great."

Clare McIntyre

"Super 8 is the best film of the year! Easily in my top 10 of all time. Just nice to see a refreshing take on the kids/monster film genre (if it can be classed as a genre). JJ Abrams is proving himself to be a dab hand behind the big-screen camera! Let's hope he helms Star Trek 2!"

Thomas Mark Brunt

"Good child talent, only over-acted in parts. A fun film, a typically darker, scarier version of E.T., as one would expect from a 21st-century reinvention. 4/5."

Sam Seaton

" I went last night with my girlfriend to see it... I have to say the film was enjoyable ... it was a straight up monster movie with a dollop of E.T./Goonies-style 80s nostalgia."

Benjamin Macintosh

"I thought it was good, but not quite as good as I was expecting."



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