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Super 8 (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller


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During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.


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  • AJ Michalka at an event for Super 8 (2011)
  • J.J. Abrams in Super 8 (2011)
  • Elle Fanning and Joel Courtney in Super 8 (2011)
  • AJ Michalka and Aly Michalka at an event for Super 8 (2011)
  • Joel Courtney in Super 8 (2011)
  • AJ Michalka at an event for Super 8 (2011)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Steven Spielberg (a producer of the production) was reportedly on set many times throughout the course of filming. Director J.J. Abrams and Spielberg have both gone on record stating that the filming of this production was some of the most fun they have ever had on set.


Quotes

Mrs. Kaznyk: I'm so worried for that boy.
Mr. Kaznyk: Joe's gonna be okay.
Mrs. Kaznyk: She was everything to him.
Mr. Kaznyk: Jack's gonna step up. He's a good man.
Mrs. Kaznyk: But he's never had to be a father before. I don't think he understands Joe.


Goofs

When the bus overturns, the window is obviously breakaway candied glass, which breaks into large pieces and easily falls out of the frame (at around 1h 23 mins). Real vehicles use tempered safety glass, which shatters into tiny pea sized pieces but retains its general form. Although tempered glass was patented in 1900, it did not become federal mandate until 1977. Vehicles manufactured before that time may have in fact not had the same safety features known today. In addition, the relative cost of tempered glass instead of candied glass is prohibitive when shooting multiple takes of a movie. Even with its $50M budget, one has to assume that some lifelike replicas had to be made, rather than destroying actual vehicles and houses.


Crazy Credits

After the end credits finish rolling and the Knack's My Sharona simultaneously finishes playing, a small piece of Michael Giacchino's score begins to play over a black screen and then end over the Paramount logo.

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Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

10 June 2011

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PHP 18,027,484 (Philippines) (12 June 2011)

Gross:

$127,004,179 (USA)

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