Picking a movie to watch at our house can be a real pain in the bum sometimes. Darc loves horror movies, and I don’t. I like dramatic movies, and he doesn’t. The kids like kid movies, and we grown-ups don’t. I and my son love documentaries, Darc and the MiniNess don’t. So you can see how it can be sort of a trial sometimes. I swear, we spend more time in the “search” menu at Netflix than we spend actually watching a movie sometimes!
This past weekend though, we found something that was a family winner. It had action and adventure, scary stuff but not gory. The characters were realistic and well acted, which is saying a lot for early teens! The special effects were done well also, which is a given, I suppose, considering Spielberg produced it. Still, they weren’t over the top or anything like that, just appropriate to the story.
Here’s what the blurb says:
In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.
We guessed 1979 right off because of the music. The music is a real walk down memory lane! LOL
We gave this 5 stars on the Netflix rating thing. It was good enough that I’d be willing to watch it again, and I’m pretty sure the kids would too.
Check it out! I think you’ll like it a lot.