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DavidK 11-27-2011 06:05 PM

Super 8 = E.T.?
 
Am I the only person who thought Super 8 was basically a remake of Spielberg's E.T.? It's as if Abram's took E.T. and did a simple substitution - change one monster for another, different town, different kids. Same premise, structure, themes, same motifs and symbolism.

Way too many coincidences for it to be coincidental.

nathanq 11-27-2011 06:27 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
Spielberg was a producer...

Furious Anjel 11-27-2011 06:43 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
E.T. ate Reese's Pieces...

Terrance Mulloy 11-27-2011 06:44 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
JJ spoke many times about Super 8 being his own personal tribute to Spielberg's Amblin films of the 1980's. Add that plus the fact that Spielberg was a producer, you're going to get something very Spielbergy.

SoCalScribe 11-27-2011 07:42 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrance Mulloy (Post 775821)
JJ spoke many times about Super 8 being his own personal tribute to Spielberg's Amblin films of the 1980's. Add that plus the fact that Spielberg was a producer, you're going to get something very Spielbergy.

+1

It also had a GOONIES element to it with the ragtag bunch of kids/friends trying to solve a mystery... which fits right into the Spielberg tribute idea.

Kwinnky 11-27-2011 07:49 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
I miss the old Spielber. :(

prescribe22 11-27-2011 07:52 PM

Re: Super 8 = E.T.?
 
Personally, did not see it as a remake or rip off of any kind.

I liked the movie a lot. Thought it was a fun ride with a lot of heart and some well timed laughs.

Fortean 11-27-2011 09:00 PM

E.T. Memories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kwinnky (Post 775827)
I miss the old Spielber.

I miss Gordon Shumway, (and thought E.T. was a very stupid alien).

Terrance Mulloy 11-27-2011 09:18 PM

Re: E.T. Memories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fortean (Post 775830)
I miss Gordon Shumway, (and thought E.T. was a very stupid alien).

Stupid? That's heartless, man. E.T. managed to build his own device out of everyday items so he could phone home and catch a ride back to his home planet.

Alf is fat, lazy, and does nothing but eat all day. Plus he doesn't pay any board or rent. And to top it off, none of his jokes are funny.

nathanq 11-27-2011 09:22 PM

Re: E.T. Memories
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Terrance Mulloy (Post 775831)
Stupid? That's heartless, man. E.T. managed to build his own device out of everyday items so he could phone home and catch a ride back to his home planet.

Alf is fat, lazy, and does nothing but eat all day. Plus he doesn't pay any board or rent. And to top it off, none of his jokes are funny.

Alf is for stoners while ET is for children... and probably stoners too.


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