Magic mix of nostalgia, action and heart

Super 8 movie
Super 8 movie

FANS of classic family sci-fi fare like ‘ET’ and ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ should point their spacecraft towards new film ‘Super 8’ at Cineworld Parkhead.

JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg have joined forces to conjure up a magical story which brims with excitement, scares, heartfelt emotion and amazing special FX.

In the summer of 1979, young Joe Lamb (Joel Courtney) and his school friends are making a zombie movie in their small Ohio town.

While shooting, they witness a catastrophic collision between a truck and a speeding train. Barely escaping themselves, the teens soon discover that what they saw was no accident.

Questions about the train’s mysterious cargo arise as the town is plagued by animal and human disappearances and a series of inexplicable events.

Joe’s father – the local deputy sheriff – challenges the military authorities as he launches an investigation, but the truth turns out to be far more astonishing than anyone could have imagined.

‘Super 8’ manages the wonderful trick of feeling old and new at the same time – echoing classic sci-fi films, while offering new thrills and spills for today’s audience.

We have teamed up with Cineworld Parkhead to give away a pair of tickets to three lucky readers for a film of their choice. To be in with a chance see this week’s Herald.

Meanwhile, make sure you get a free month of movies at Cineworld.

Don’t miss a flick with the Cineworld Unlimited Card. Get more of everything you love about cinema from just £14.99 a month. Sign up online and enter the Cineworld Parkhead code – GPH844 – to get a free month.

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