Keep Your Spoilers Here

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284 Responses to “Keep Your Spoilers Here”

  1. NaMrOd says:

    Yesterday, I’ve received my TShirt for unlocking a clip from the development room, also they sent me the clip in 8mm in a plastic frame, this viral was so excelent.. that’s JJ, and ADMIN for this page…

  2. wizer says:

    This was the most racist film I have ever seen. On top of that, this film had no character arc, plot development was a joke, and the monster looked like a piece of crap. Only watch this movie if you like disappointment.

    • Zappex says:

      Then why r u here to tell us fans that? Go away stupid troll.

    • DavidW says:

      Are you sure your talking about Super 8? If so I’m a bit confused about the meaning behind your statement that it was racist. Perhaps you could explain yourself a bit more. While I thought there were a few problems all-in-all it was a terrific film. The characters were great, the story original, and the special effects were excellent. I for one welcomed an original story instead of them making a sequel to a movie that was already crap.

    • banksgus says:

      how was it racist oh my god all you people say movies are racist today and they are not! so a black guy gets killed who cares that is not racist alot of white people got killed and eated you dont see me saying the movie is racist so stop saying it because its not true grow up!

    • Austin says:

      Look, I understand where you’re coming from with the racist accusation, but I have to disagree with you. Look at it this way.
      Steven Spielberg’s early movies very rarely featured black characters. The black characters were almost never influential, never important to the plot, and many times, they were villains. Spielberg realized this later when his movies became more mature, and he made The Color Purple and Amistad, and is trying to make a movie out of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The reason Steven Spielberg’s early films didn’t feature African-Americans prominently was because he didn’t have many black friends when he was younger. He grew up in the 50’s and 60’s as a Jew. African-Americans and Jews didn’t talk much in these days. It’s not his fault. That’s the way it was.

      J.J. Abrams was younger, but he didn’t have many black friends either. That’s why there aren’t any black kids in the movie. HOWEVER, he made one of the most important characters in the film black. Dr. Woodward is arguably the only smart adult (other than Joe’s father) in the entire film. Making Dr. Woodward black was an important decision. There were barely any (if any) black people working for the government as doctors in the 60’s, when he was allegedly researching the alien. So J.J. Abrams didn’t just pick the black actor because he was the first one in the door. He WANTED him to be black for a reason. I think what he’s trying to say is that African-Americans understood being brought somewhere against their will, being tortured, and being misunderstood more than any white people could at the time … white adults, at least. Him being black in a white world is like the Super 8 alien being in our world.

      I think J.J. Abrams is addressing Steven Spielberg’s lack of black characters in his old films by making Woodward black, and he’s also making the point that a black person could understand this complicated alien more than a white person because he had more than science, he had experience.

      • DavidW says:

        The only thing I can possibly think of is the fact the two soldiers killed (or supposedly killed, we don’t actually see them die, only get grabbed) were black and Dr. Woodward was black. I think what were dealing with is an angry black man with a chip on his shoulder the size of Africa who see’s consipracies and hatred everywhere when in fact the only racist person he probably knows is the one he see’s every time he looks in the mirror. Nuff Said.

  3. GusA says:

    Can’t wait till the figure release of the beautiful beast, then we’ll get to see what it really looks like!!!

    • DavidW says:

      I don’t know about the action figures. Normally they’d have those out in stores months in advance and although they kept the creature secret surely they would have at least had some for the kids. Back in the old days, action figures weren’t released until after the movie unlike now but heck who knows, everything else about this movie is old school, maybe they will follow suit with that as well.

      • James V. says:

        3 things 1. Just got a couple of pics of the “creature” 2.Habro USUALLY releases the action firgure like they did with “clovie” and 3. In japans toy line-up they have something similiar to Super 8 figurine in their toy listings related to Hasbro (my japanese isn’t the BEST in the world)

  4. banksgus says:

    how do you know there is going to be a figure of the alien/monster creature in the movie or are you just guessing?

  5. James V. says:

    Hay guys I got some “shots” of the creature and cubes so if you wanted to see them their here:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.213058535400270.53035.100000883757801&saved

    I don’t have a picture account but I figure facebook will do….

  6. Val says:

    Hey, guys! Just watched the movie – it was amazing! 🙂 10 of 10

    But what do you think about the ending, the stealing of necklace? I think it was so unfair i wanted to cry.

    • DavidW says:

      I was sad about the necklace too. I think it was just a metaphorical thing about letting go of your pain and the past.. I guess anyway..

      • Val says:

        Yeah, I’m agree with you.
        So, anyway, am I the only one who thinks the monster looked like the cloverfield monster? I mean, the structure and stuff. I know why people still think that it’s cloverfield prequel.

        • banksgus says:

          yeah so the monster looks like the cloverfield monster get over it god and the only thing about the monster that is the same is the body the body is the cloverfield body with 2 more arms and different looking feet did you people look at the face did you people look at the dam face it does not look any thing like the cloverfield monster face so you people must of been asleep in the movie theater god when i am leaving a comment i feel like i am the only one that saw the face! get over the fact that the monster in super 8 looks a little like the cloverfield monster dam it!

  7. GuaA says:

    Being a huge figure collector, with the Clovie actionfigure release, hasbro kept the image covered until after the movie released and they all sold out. I’m willing to bet one will be released real soon, it’s to popular not to.

  8. Noah says:

    hey I was just wondering if anyone Noticed this there were some errors in time periods, The movie is based in 1979, and when that kid says (refering to the cube) “it looks like some sort of rubics cube” well the rubics cube didnt come out till the early 1980’s. and when the kid was sitting in his room there was a picture of a space shuttle with engines and everything……BUT the Engines wernt even designed, they had glyders (enterprise). the engines themselves wernt designed till 1981 or 1982

    • jshhh says:

      those are some great calls, but you’ve got to give hollywood some slack. its not the first movie that has had minor details not agree with the plot, but thatll just go on imbd as interesting mistakes.
      good find though, im glad some people were actually paying attention to the film.

    • Noah says:

      well yeah lol I have been following this site for over a year now lol I was paying more attention to that film then I did on my math midterm! but there was a little group of punks who were sitting in front of me saying either “thats what she said” “G*y” or ” I thought this was a Sequel to cloverfeild”

  9. VillaMovieman59 says:

    so did someone just call this movie racist? lmao man some of you literally are beyond stupid 🙂 awesome movie..saw some scenes filmed..it was great cuz it was different..like abrahms said…makes u laugh more than ud think u would..cringe..scream..and cry all in one movie..what more could u ask for..classic

    • just thinking... says:

      Actually, I think it was intentionally anti-racist, by calling attention to how racist (in regards to minority characters) early Spielberg movies and most Hollywood movies are, in general.

      That’s why the one adult in the movie to actually understand the alien was black. It’s also why that one black adult was a top scientific mind (it was even more of a struggle for blacks to have a college degree back in the 60’s (when Mr. Woodward would’ve earned his degree, before the events in 1979).

      So, technically, the smartest and most sensitive adult in the entire film was a black man.

      Secondly, I think Abrams was sort of wink-winking (albeit in a ‘hit you over the head sort of way’) at Hollywood about how terribly it does treat black characters in mainstream movies.

      Hence, the two soldiers taken out by the alien were black – since everybody knows that in 99.9% of all mainstream Hollywood movies with a predominantly white cast (which is 99.9% of all Hollywood movies), any black person dies. Everytime, without fail.

      So, in this movie, JJ literally not only had them die, he really had them ‘DIE’, like go down kicking and screaming.

      I think JJ deliberately sort of did it to expose what stereotypically happens to black characters in most movies.

      As an example, I think there was one of those satirical movies a few years back…it was called something like ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ (or something close to that).

      Saw the edited version on TBS one night, and if I remember correctly, the ‘token black guy’ (seriously – that was his name in the movie!) uttered, ‘ok, well you just know I’m going to die at some point in this thing’, or something along those lines.

      It was the movie’s way at poking fun @ the fact that black characters don’t last long in most movies.

      So, I think JJ had some fun with that by overdoing the number of black characters that die (and the manner in which they die) on purpose.

      So, he was being the opposite of racist, while still being true to the spirit of early Spielberg films.

      What is sad, is the fact that he would even have to address this in a movie – this shows that racism is still very much an issue (and alive).

      And, as a result, some watching may have had some feelings of discomfort over being reminded of that fact.

      But, do I think JJ or the movie were racist? Absolutely not. But, I can understand the feelings from both sides on the issue.

  10. GusA says:

    All of the drawings of the alien feature hoof like feet, is this accurate? If so when are it’s feet shown in the movie I’m not seeing it.

  11. Austin says:

    I understand where you’re coming from with the racist accusation, but I have to disagree with you. Look at it this way.
    Steven Spielberg’s early movies very rarely featured black characters. The black characters were almost never influential, never important to the plot, and many times, they were villains. Spielberg realized this later when his movies became more mature, and he made The Color Purple and Amistad, and is trying to make a movie out of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The reason Steven Spielberg’s early films didn’t feature African-Americans prominently was because he didn’t have many black friends when he was younger. He grew up in the 50’s and 60’s as a Jew. African-Americans and Jews didn’t talk much in these days. It’s not his fault. That’s the way it was.

    J.J. Abrams was younger, but he didn’t have many black friends either. That’s why there aren’t any black kids in the movie. HOWEVER, he made one of the most important characters in the film black. Dr. Woodward is arguably the only smart adult (other than Joe’s father) in the entire film. Making Dr. Woodward black was an important decision. There were barely any (if any) black people working for the government as doctors in the 60’s, when he was allegedly researching the alien. So J.J. Abrams didn’t just pick the black actor because he was the first one in the door. He WANTED him to be black for a reason. I think what he’s trying to say is that African-Americans understood being brought somewhere against their will, being tortured, and being misunderstood more than any white people could at the time … white adults, at least. Him being black in a white world is like the Super 8 alien being in our world.

    I think J.J. Abrams is addressing Steven Spielberg’s lack of black characters in his old films by making Woodward black, and he’s also making the point that a black person could understand this complicated alien more than a white person because he had more than science, he had experience.

  12. DemonG says:

    Just saw it and all I can say is . If you don’t go see this then your gay . Alien = awesome , for someone so ugly and brute looking to be so smart was nicely done . I saw slusho ! That was my kind of e.t.

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