Friday, March 11, 2011

Super-8 stars children, won't be seen by Parker

Here is the new trailer for the J.J. Abrams/Steven Spielberg flick "Super 8." I was excited for this movie back when it was thought that this would be some sort of big budget Cloverfield-esque adventure. But now it looks more like a big budget E.T. meets Invaders from Mars misadventure.

As I've said many, many times before, I hate it when movies have little kids in them, especially when there's some amount of danger involved. Going into "Jurassic Park," it was obvious that Spielberg would never make a movie where a 10 year old boy would be disemboweled by a velociraptor and then eaten alive. So, any scenes involving those two little kids and dinosaur danger weren't dangerous or suspenseful at all. When you have a movie where the central idea is to make the audience feel the danger depicted on screen and then you unintentionally remove that danger by replacing expendable adults (who are socially acceptable to kill) with unkillable kids, then you're left with nothing.

Of course, this doesn't apply to film "Spookies," where a little kid is buried alive in the opening scene. We all love Spookies.

Going in to "Super 8," I'm 99% sure that all of the children this movie is based around will survive, so you can count me out. If you go see the movie and it turns out some kids die, let me know and I'll go see it. Not that I wanna see kids die or anything, but I can only get interested in fantasy realities where kids can potentially die.

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