With a summer movie slate crammed full of sequels, prequels, reboots and comic book adaptations, leave it to director JJ Abrams to deliver something original. The full trailer for his science fiction adventure 'Super 8' is here, capping off a year of mysterious teases regarding the film's plot and concept.
This full trailer thankfully leaves a lot of things unanswered (can we all agree that going into a movie not knowing every detail of the plot sounds pretty darn refreshing?), but what we do see looks unique -- a summer blockbuster that's truly going to stand out from the rest of the pack.
Here's the recently released official synopsis, itself also little more than a tease:
"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."
And really, what else do you need to know? Check out the trailer after the jump.
Steven Spielberg's involvement and that Amblin logo don't look like a coincidence. 'Super 8' looks (and seemingly feels) like something he would have produced in the '80s, a time when movies about kids -- and often for kids -- were getting a bit tougher and scarier, leading to the creation of the PG-13 rating. Based on the footage seen here, 'Super 8' will have spiritual cousins in movies like 'Gremlins' and 'Poltergeist.' As far as we're concerned, there's not a more promising bloodline for a movie of this type.
'Super 8' opens on June 10th. If you plunk down money to see the fourth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' or the third 'Transformers', the least you can do is check this one out.