Even though early reviews of J.J. Abrams' Super 8 describe the flick as being primarily a coming-of-age story about kids on a dangerous adventure (think Stand By Me) meshed with a sci-fi monster movie, the film's advertising campaign has focused almost solely on the creature feature aspect - since the first full-length Super 8 trailer was released, that is.
That is also the case for this second Super 8 trailer, which barely even acknowledges the human drama that prevails throughout the film - instead focusing on the explosive spectacle and ominous monster attacks.
To refresh your memory, here is the official Super 8 movie synopsis:
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth -- something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
Up to now, the only portion of Super 8 that's been revealed in any detail is that of "the catastrophic train crash", which sets the plot in motion. However, if you've watched certain snippets of that scene, you know that line in the synopsis about the main characters "soon" suspecting there's a conspiracy afoot is a bit misleading.
The same could be said about the latest Super 8 trailer, which is full of sinister monster sounds, people being snatched up by unknown forces, military men on a secret mission - and barely even a hint about the more emotional, character-oriented aspects of the film.
Watch the second Super 8 trailer (via MTV) below: