J.J. Abrams’ New Super 8 Trailer Will Transport You Back to Childhood


We’ve already seen plenty of teasers, but now the first official full-length trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Steven Spielberg-homage Super 8 has hit the web, and without revealing any plot spoilers (like what’s inside of that container!), we’re finally getting a little context for a project that has been cloaked with mystery since it was announced. There are plenty of things to be excited about here: namely, the fact that our favorite Fanning (Elle!) and Coach Taylor (Kyle Chandler) are in the cast; the fact that this looks more like an adventure tale than a horror flick; the fact that there are lens flare-enhanced action sequences; the fact that we feel like we’re watching one of the classic ’80s films we grew up on. What remains to be seen is whether Abrams has taken the Spielberg love a little too far — which for certain people, will be a non-issue. Either way, from where we’re sitting, this looks to be the biggest film of the summer. Yep, we went there. Click through and let us know what you think in the comments.

Super 8 hits theaters June 10.