Must Watch: Phenomenal Full Trailer for J.J. Abrams' Sci-Fi 'Super 8'

March 11, 2011
Source: Twitter

Super 8 Trailer

"I saw it… no one believes me." This movie is, without any hesitation, my most anticipated movie of this entire year, I get chills just thinking about it. Paramount has unveiled via Twitter the full two-and-a-half minute trailer for J.J. Abrams' mysterious sci-fi movie Super 8, inspired by the Spielberg classics of the 70's/80's. Not only does it melt my heart at the start with that classic Amblin logo, which we haven't seen for such a long time, but it looks absolutely phenomenal, in every way. I think Abrams has created a classic here that we're about to experience in the summer. You must stop and watch this trailer - it is amazing!!

Watch the first full theatrical trailer for J.J. Abrams' Super 8, in high def via Apple:

Relationships are tested when a small town experiences extraordinarily fantastic "other-worldly" events.
The film stars Zach Mills, Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard and Amanda Michalka.

Super 8 (which is supposedly a tentative title, but that doesn't seem to be the case) is written & directed by visionary director J.J. Abrams, who started his career with "Lost" and "Alias" before first directing Mission: Impossible III then Star Trek last summer. This is being produced by Steven Spielberg at Amblin, Relativity and Bad Robot. According to early reports, this was inspired by Spielberg's sci-fi films of the 70's and 80's. Paramount will be bringing Super 8 to theaters everywhere, not in 3D, starting on June 10th this summer.

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  • ERIC
  • I like it. Very intense trailer, certainly got my blood going.
  • Can't wait to see this. So psyched before Iron Man2 when the first trailer screened. Hopefulyl seeing Battle L.A this weekend and get to catch this.
  • Dominic
    This just embodies everything I loved and continue to love about film, it looks like a lovely throw back to old Spielberg and I dearly miss those days so I think this is clearly at the top of my most anticipated releases. Home run I hope.
  • Derek
    I'm absolutely sold now.
  • Kind a (Goonies) mission ! with (E.T) 's Bike ! finding (Indiana Jones and the Cristal Skull) 's Secret military box that will bring (Cloverfiled) 's Damages ..
  • Anonymous
    I wanted to skip this trailer because I'm already in, but I couldn't resist. It's so charming yet terrifying in the same time... My most anticipated movie of 2011 alongside the last epic HP.
  • Hhhdhdh
    12 yr olds should love this!!!
  • Manuel
    Totally S.Spielberg 80's style... meh.
  • Looks great. Looking forward to it.
  • Anonymous
    Can not wait to see this movie! This trailer just confirmed it for me and I'm in agreement with Isildur_of_Numenor that this and HP are my two most anticipated. The kid actually reminds me of Eliot
  • Anonymous
    Oh look he's looking for honey like Poo...Oh He's like poo alright!
  • Cracky
    This trailer was great. I'm feeling all kinds of excited to see this. My only gripe is the hype from the first teaser trailers. Why were they trying to push this as some kind of crazy mystery? Does anyone remember the FS article on the deciphering of those little film roll images? Like another Cloverfield? I guess it's just what you'd expect from J.J. Abrams...
  • fancy pants
    Holly shit. Absolutely amazing. Goose bumps alert.
  • Leinergroove
    Wow, certainly one of the top movies of 2011! How could anything go wrong with Spielberg and Abrams together?? This new trailer gives more kind of a "goonies meets close encounters" vibe.
  • Dude!! I had goose bumps for the whole second part of the trailer. Sure looks good.
  • Trey
    spolier...... I know what it is...
  • Duane
    Music from "Cocoon" = WIN.
  • equustel
    Okay, beyond how cool the movie itself looks... KYLE CHANDLER. I am so happy to see him in a major film role. Man is an incredible actor and needs more work. KYLE CHANDLER.
    • Cmrun7
      Early Edition--great show.
  • Alex C.
    @Leinergroove: you nailed it, "Goonies meets close encounters". I'm sold and excited.
  • Chad
    Who's butt was that walking at 1:44? Other than that, movies looks kid driven. I just lost 90% of my interest.
  • Boon
    ET is back and he is pissed!
  • Anonymous
    i love the retro feel of it and the storytelling seems excellent. i HATED cloverfield. i thought it was a bomb of epic proportions. i'm really glad to see that abrams decided to tell a story in this one. i'm very excited for this!
  • Carl Simmons
    Ok, so what are the hidden images at 2:16???
    • lego
      wasn't anything, as far as I could tell from a couple of freeze frames, it just looked like spot light flash across a dirty marked up window pane(or just glass)
  • Bubbab
  • jaxta
    it felt like "close encounters with the third kind."
  • Gh
    when the Smiths put their children in movies, they call it being pushy and try to create a dynasty; when the Fanning sisters are put forward (obviously by their parents and surroundings too) do you call that? Having said that,that movie was alright...will wait for the dvd...yawn..loll!
  • Anonymous
    Now that's a trailer! Makes me want to run out and buy a ticket right now.
  • Lukass2006
    frickin' AWESOME! i'm loving the genre blend, it's so hard to define, so easy to love!
    • Anonymous
      Spot on! I think it's easy to love it because of the E.T. vibe. Can't fail!
  • BillyBlue
    Can anyone make out what the thing is outside when the object flies from the room to outside????
    • Guest
      im guessing water tower. looks like the same one in the movie poster
  • Jace
    mmmm... I felt me some Goonies in that trailer.
  • Pepito
    Homage to Spielberg films comes across as totally sucking up to Spielberg. Contrived. Predictable. Gimicky. Meh.
    • Pepito2
      Wow! So you've seen the movie already? How does it end? Please you seem to know it all! Tell us more!
      • Cracky
        It is in these scenarios that you bite your tongue (typing hand) because there is a strong possibility that this will probably end incredibly similar to a prior Spielberg alien film.
  • Semi
    Is that little kid suppose to be Spielberg....? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA Laaaame.
  • Tester
    must... see...eee... this........ no...wwww
  • Spike Murdock
    Don't we already have access to 80s movies? Do we really need more? There are so many good movies out there you are missing, alex. Kind of sad... By the way, the new Doc on Bill Hicks? Where is it?
    • Consideryourwordsnexttime
      Yeah, they should never make a movie based on the past ever again. I mean we were already there. So yeah, fuck your Bill Hicks doc then. Isn't there already access to video on him, and aren't there already enough documentaries about people? Do we really need more? There are so many good movies out there about the present, and future that you are missing Spike. Kind of sad...
  • Nick
    the music made the hairs on the back of neck stand up... great trailer
  • bob
    ehhh looks ok.
  • Chrisbo
    How else can I describe the train wreck scene than just that?...a train wreck, a cgi piece of shit train wreck.
    • Anonymous
      yeah, it totally would have looked better if they had set an HO scale model on fire and rammed it into a toy truck. PRACTICAL EFFECTS ARE ALWAYS BETTER!!!!!!!!1
  • 80's are back! Great trailer! :)
  • whoknows
    looks cool but i'm not sure about the whole part of the kids being the central characters..
    • p86
      The Goonies Never Say Die
      • Cracky
        I don't feel the Goonies. I feel a cast of young kids. The comparison is starting to feel a bit forced.
  • Anonymous
    See....this is EPIC! (lens flares a plus!)
  • Mrjzn
    Pure awesome.
  • Anonymous
    what's with the ass shot at 1:41? That was pretty decent, I'll end up seeing it for sure. Who's composing the score?
    • Anonymous
      I was thinking the same thing, and I think it's a John Williams score by the sound of it.
      • Anonymous
        Yes! I was hoping it was Giacchino.
  • Said
    i kinda gives me a good old feel to it! 😀
  • Frank
    It's a kids movie even though I've never seen it. So I'll just pass judgement like I know what the fuck I'm talking about. I mean everyone knows that only children 10 and under can enjoy The Goonies. Herp!
    • Frank
      Also you if you are older than 17 and younger than 13 and like Red Dawn you are just plain weird. Children can never be the at the center of a good movie. Idiots...
      • Anonymous
        weird how?
  • Moon
    You can't watch that without a smile on your face.
  • Uncle Walt
    I predict this film will bomb.
  • The scene with those kids running through a giant train crash is a bit silly, I'll definitely watch it, does look pretty good.
  • tra la la la la di da
    The more I see the less excited I get. I have little hope. Abrams is to originality as M. Knight is too "surprise" endings.
  • Anonymous
    Close Encounters Meets E.T. Meets Stand By Me
  • Maxx
    I remember seeing the teaser with the creature trying to break out of the cargo hold and thinking to myself that this is going to be good. Now it could go both ways where it is just a great film or it is such a bad film that it is good like Monster Squad which is still one of my favorite films to this day. These kids seem to be pretty talented actors which is a nice change to the Jaden Smith's in the industry.
  • Vold
    Amazing trailer. Had me hanging right till end.
  • Raegan
    He loves lense flares more then Bay.
  • Nishit_singh
    Hey, did anyone of you noticed the website address mentioned in the trailer for barely 2 frames?? It says SBEDITINGROOM.COM on the negative running towards the end of the trailer.
    • Yeah! I noticed that too! who or what is SB? and what do they edit? hmm
  • Nishit_singh
    • Maxx
      Ahaha I was asking the same thing as Conrad when you first posted...and I am sure he feels as foolish as me
  • Mixednuts4you
    Movie looks alright. That butt walking looked a lot better.
  • ELI
    OMG!! This looks like another winner from Abrams for sure.
  • Silencio!
    "A classic" "visionary director" Good lord Alex you sure do talk shit up.
  • Looks like a fantastic spielbergesq movie with Abrams. Cant wait.
  • jah p
    Looks good, but I think Attack the Block looks even better! They're both are somewhat similar in tone.
  • Roofus
  • It has written Steven Spielberg all over. Cool!
  • oh man... I'm obsessed with this trailer. keep coming back here to watch it!
  • Shol
    looks like cloverfield with ET, at least isn't like George Lucas with his never-ending story
  • why so much lens flare?
    Where's Sloth?
  • Last Son
    I agree with you Alex. This is the one film I am looking forward to seeing the most this year. Abrams has a real winner here...
  • cougar
    Sigh. Sounded great and looked great with teaser trailer. This trailer? Looks like pablum for the preteeners. Predict a huge bomb similar to The Last Airbender.
  • Ekko90
    This is the Steven Speilburg I know!!!
  • Anonymous
    For all you one sheet fans I have found a great poster at Check it out.




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