Super 8 Secret Cube
Last night I had the privilege to go to an advanced screening of J.J. Abrams new film Super 8. 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.
I have been obsessed with creating a replica of the mysterious cubes that are part of the film. It took the better half of 4 hours to construct it. Super 8 is such an amazing film drawing upon familiar motifs from movies such as The Goonies, Stand By Me, Jurassic Park, Close Encounters, Transformers and E.T. Loving, playful, and spectacularly well made, Super 8 is easily the best summer movie of the year -- of many years. And I make that declaration with full knowledge that the season has just begun. While it wears its cinematic influences on its sleeves, this is a true original, creating a world that feels utterly real, exciting and wonderfully nostalgic. Super 8 is great.