Review | Super 8

Entertainment Nov. 14, 2011 AT 11:04AM
Review | Super 8 Credit: Paramount Pictures

Us Rating: ***

This suspenseful, funny 1979-set sci-fi flick echoes E.T. as Joe (Joel Courtney) and his pals accidentally film a mysterious train wreck while shooting a homemade movie. Suddenly, an alien threatens their Ohio town -- and the boys' friendship. Kyle Chandler enforces order as Joe's lawman dad, and Elle Fanning catapults from child star to romantic heroine as a troubled teen. (Paramount, $30)

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