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The Daily Beast: "Super 8: Stop Being So Secretive, J.J."

J.J. Abrams' Super 8 falls into some of the same traps as his other projects, setting up expectations of mysteries it can't possibly fulfill.

Over at The Daily Beast, you can read my latest feature, entitled "Super 8: Stop Being So Secretive, J.J.," in which I offer a memo to Abrams and discuss why the director needs to move on.

And, just in case you haven't yet seen Super 8, I'll offer up the following caveat. WARNING: Contains spoilers!

What do you think? Has J.J. Abrams outgrown the mystery box? Does he need to stop cloaking his projects in such shrouds of secrecy that audiences come to expect the delivery of a major twist or surprise reveal that he's setting himself up to fail? Head to the comments section to discuss.

Comments

Evan said…
If only I was enamoured by JJ Abrams as he seems to be with himself.

If only.

Poor lighting, scattered plot, etc etc etc. If I wanted to watch an 80s movies, why not just pull out an 80s movie? Do you really have to do over?

I can't believe Spielberg went along with this.

Christian Science Monitor gave it a C. Too generous.

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