Director / Screenwriter J. J. Abrams's film, "Super 8," reminded me of "Close Encounters" meets "E.T." meets "Goonies," and even though this chemistry in celluloid sounds like one giant cliché, the film worked, and it worked quite well.
The fan boys leave their small town for a cross country trek to steal the original print of the latest and highly anticipated prequel from the home editing studio at George Lucas's "Skywalker Ranch" in northern California. They are not wanting to take possession of the print for financial gain, they only wish to be the first ones to see it.
The murders are committed by an eclectic group of committed idealists, who have fashioned themselves after the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as represented in the Book of Revelation. They believe by committing these horrific killings, they will succeed in wresting the attention of a curious public and sending the message that all is not well...
Alien space traveler meets Grendel-like space monster, stowed away on the alien's spaceship, as it hurtles toward Earth and crashes into the world of 11th century Vikings, settled in their homeland of ancient Norway, is the over arching theme in this science fiction fantasy.
Reminiscent of the ravaging revenge engendered in the first "Death Wish," "Taken" is an action picture with a purpose and a bit of a message. The purpose is to alert children that our world, at its worse, is not a safe or happy place to live, and is best that one keeps their adventures somewha
The Mayor's and Horton's relentless pursuit to save the unsuspecting people of Whoville, against significant odds, is the backbone of this story. It is a story with a moral that is well presented - a moral that children should enjoy and revisit.