That would have to be Super 8, which I saw just the other week. I quite liked it, even more the more I think about it. It’s a nice throwback to the old Spielberg sci-fi movies. It’s rare nowadays to see children take center stage in a film like this without everything being sugar-coated and neutered, so this was a nice change of pace. It helps that the young actors all do a very fine job here, with the way they interact with one another ringing true to my own memories of childhood. The story itself isn’t anything special, but it’s told earnestly and with just the right amount of humor. It’s also a gorgeous movie to just look at, both in regard to the state-of-the-art visual effects and the art direction, the latter which really brings the 1979 setting to life. All in all, it’s a very enjoyable film. I’m happy I went out to see it.
Here’s the superb teaser trailer. This was all I ever needed to see of or know about the film to make me want to check it out.