DVD Release: Super 8

The Gist: Five boys and a girl are in the middle of filming a horror movie when a real train wreck breaks out. When the dust settles, they find the spectacular wreck was not an accident, their biology teacher is more than just a teacher, and the train has a mysterious cargo.

Bottom Line: Director J.J. Abrams creates this coming of age adventure movie as a homage to great Spielberg movies. It feels like E.T., and that’s a good thing. There’s something delightful about a group of kids having an adventure. Read our original review.

Be Aware: Rated PG-13, some of the effects and suspense will be frightening for younger children. No sexuality, however one child character swears like, well, a Hollywood producer. It’s charming in his character, but he uses pretty much all the words.

Verdict: Watch it. This is one of the most delightful films of 2011. If you can stand your children hearing cuss words, watch it with them.

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