‘Super 8′ Secrets Revealed in Viral Video

Published 4 years ago by , Updated June 10th, 2011 at 1:38 pm,

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There must be a large sector of the moviegoing public that still doesn’t know exactly what J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 is all about. Chalk that up to a marketing campaign full of trailers, clips and TV spots that were so cloaked in mystery they forgot to show off enough to entice those who don’t go giddy over the mere mention of the names J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg.

Well, if you’re confused about what Super 8 is all about, or whether or not this movie is worth seeing, then Paramount and J.J. Abrams are trying to help sway you to their side with some juicy reveals about the movie’s central mystery.

Having seen Super 8 myself (read our Super 8 Official Review), I can tell you that the film is a pretty good mix of sci-fi and old-school kid adventure flicks like The Goonies. If you want to know what the “sci-fi” aspect of the movie is all about, you need only watch the viral video below, which mimics old footage shot at a secret government facility.

HOWEVER – if you are already onboard to see this flick, and want to remain in the dark about the plot and mysteries, then stop reading now.











Check out the viral video, courtesy of Yahoo Movies:


Let me be upfront with you sci-fi fans: This whole captive alien “mystery” is simply a backdrop for the story of Super 8. Yes, there is a creature on the loose in a small Ohio town, but the movie is not really telling that particular story. At its core, Super 8 is about a kid (newcomer actor Joel Courtney) trying to get over a trauma in his life and repair his relationship with his dad (Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler). Meeting a girl (Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning’s sister) and dealing with an extraterrestrial on the loose are simply the means by which the kid is able to make himself whole again. Kind of a freaky-but-sweet mix of thrills and coming-of-age drama.

So there you have it, that’s what Super 8 is all about. For all the complaints people make about trailers that show off too much, it seems as though trying to market a movie with an aura of mystery surrounding it can be just as problematic. Alfred Hitchcock  would not approve.

Now that you know, it’s up to you decide if you want to be in attendance when Super 8 opens in theaters tomorrow, June 10, 2011.

Source: Yahoo Movies

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  1. Nice I will be forking over the price of a ticket.

  2. i bet u the black guy dies first in the movie :P

    • and your point is?

      • it too predictable thats my point

    • lol.

  3. Is that a lens flare I see in the top picture? Hahahaha!

    • OH, there is lens flare in this movie, don’t you worry! ;-)

    • Let’s face it- Abrams will eventually make LENS FLARE: THE MOVIE (in flare-o-vision cinematic 3D).

  4. “Let me be upfront with you sci-fi fans: This whole captive alien “mystery” is simply a backdrop for the story of Super 8.” – Kofi


    I hear about this the other day. “Super 8″ is “Cloverfield” and “Blair Witch” all over again. Its kind of a bummer. Well, I will wait until “Screen Rant” has a movie review.

    • no, Super 8 is definitely not a documentary kind of film. and it has a LOT more character story in it. that much is 100% clear.

  5. This was pretty cool

  6. HOLY S*** seriously those were Companion Cubes from Portal!!!!!! GLaDOS is making monsters…Dear God run for the hills.

  7. This is going to be just as lame as Cloverfield. Same marketing ploy, and I bet it has zero payoff, just like Cloverfield.

  8. The whole marketing ploy is just turning me off to the movie… Sounds like they should have just left it 2 separate movies…..

  9. Whole movie started good and ended up real flat, ET wants to go home and well he goes home. End of movie.

  10. I enjoyed the film, thank you Screenrant