Super 8

Can the kids save the day in JJ Abrams small-town sci-fi adventure?

JJ Abrams, (rebooter of both Star Trek and Star Wars), pays homage to the films of his mentor Steven Spielberg with this terrific sci-fi mystery that comes across as The Goonies meets Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

In 1979 small-town Ohio, a group of kids are making an amateur zombie movie on Super 8 film when they witness a devastating train crash. Shortly after, strange events start happening and soon the whole community is in peril. Can the youngsters save the day?

With its nostalgic period setting, stunning special effects and charming performances from the young leads, Super 8 is the best movie Spielberg never made.