History YMMV / Super8

4th Feb '17 9:34:47 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The alien. We're instructed by the script to feel sorry for the way it was treated by the military and root for it to return home, just like E.T., even when it starts lashing out and killing several people who had absolutely nothing to do with its mistreatment and posed no threat to it, very much ''unlike'' E.T. That it's intelligent enough for the kids to reason with suggests it didn't kill innocent people due to panicked self-preservation, but out of ''revenge'', which makes the ending seem like a miscarriage of justice to many viewers, instead of the "D'aww!" moment it was meant to be.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The alien. We're instructed by the script to feel sorry for the way it was treated by the military and root for it to return home, just like E.T., even when it starts lashing out and killing several people who had absolutely nothing to do with its mistreatment and posed no threat to it, very much ''unlike'' unlike E.T. That it's intelligent enough for the kids to reason with suggests it didn't kill innocent people due to panicked self-preservation, but out of ''revenge'', which makes the ending seem like a miscarriage of justice to many viewers, instead of the "D'aww!" moment it was meant to be.
4th Feb '17 9:34:14 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The alien. We're instructed by the script to feel sorry for the way it was treated by the military and root for it to return home, just like E.T., even when it starts lashing out and killing several people who had absolutely nothing to do with its mistreatment and posed no threat to it, very much ''unlike'' E.T. That it's intelligent enough for the kids to reason with suggests it didn't kill innocent people due to panicked self-preservation, but out of ''revenge'', which makes the ending seem like a miscarriage of justice to many viewers instead of the "D'aww!" moment it was meant to be.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The alien. We're instructed by the script to feel sorry for the way it was treated by the military and root for it to return home, just like E.T., even when it starts lashing out and killing several people who had absolutely nothing to do with its mistreatment and posed no threat to it, very much ''unlike'' E.T. That it's intelligent enough for the kids to reason with suggests it didn't kill innocent people due to panicked self-preservation, but out of ''revenge'', which makes the ending seem like a miscarriage of justice to many viewers viewers, instead of the "D'aww!" moment it was meant to be.
4th Feb '17 9:33:59 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: The alien. We're instructed by the script to feel sorry for the way it was treated by the military and root for it to return home, just like E.T., even when it starts lashing out and killing several people who had absolutely nothing to do with its mistreatment and posed no threat to it, very much ''unlike'' E.T. That it's intelligent enough for the kids to reason with suggests it didn't kill innocent people due to panicked self-preservation, but out of ''revenge'', which makes the ending seem like a miscarriage of justice to many viewers instead of the "D'aww!" moment it was meant to be.
1st Jul '15 1:24:00 PM Anddrix
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* FluffyTheTerrible



* KarmaHoudini: Cooper was tortured, yes, which might justify his killing spree- if not for the fact that he makes psychic contact by touch, so he had to know that the people he murdered and ate were sentient and innocent.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979. The main kids in the film could vaguely be seen as {{Author Avatar}}s.



* {{Stereotype}}: Martin is the most sensitive kid, and the one who has the most over-emotional reactions to everything. He's also the main actor in their film, and the best one out of the boys.
27th Mar '15 5:09:33 PM tropeminer
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979. The main kids in film could vaguely be seen as {{Author Avatar}}s.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979. The main kids in the film could vaguely be seen as {{Author Avatar}}s.
27th Mar '15 5:09:05 PM tropeminer
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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.



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* RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979. The main kids in film could vaguely be seen as {{Author Avatar}}s.
27th Mar '15 5:07:06 PM tropeminer
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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.

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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot[=/=]WriteWhatYouKnow: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.
27th Mar '15 5:06:09 PM tropeminer
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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.

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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is is, in a sense, partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.
25th Mar '15 7:13:05 PM tropeminer
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* AuthorAvatar[=/=]RealLifeWritesThePlot: Apart from being an ode to early-Spielberg, the story is partially autobiographical with Abrams inputting his experiences of making Super 8MM films as a kid in 1979.
30th Dec '14 9:00:50 PM nombretomado
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** Other than the scenes toward the end where we see the alien in full[[note]]Shared between {{ILM}}, who did most of the effects up to this point. And Creator/{{Pixomondo}}, under ILM's supervision[[/note]], there doesn't look to be a lot of conspicuous [=CGI=]. Which is actually damn good work.

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** Other than the scenes toward the end where we see the alien in full[[note]]Shared between {{ILM}}, [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic ILM]], who did most of the effects up to this point. And Creator/{{Pixomondo}}, under ILM's supervision[[/note]], there doesn't look to be a lot of conspicuous [=CGI=]. Which is actually damn good work.
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