Adults weaned on ’80s-era Steven Spielberg classics will no doubt experience a sharp tinge of nostalgia while watching Super 8
, and the children they bring along will get an exciting version of those films to call their own thanks to writer/director J.J. Abrams, who stays faithful to both the style and tone of movies such as E.T. and The Goonies while slyly infusing them with his own contemporary sensibilities. And coming after the point when the shotguns carried by the government agents in E.T. were digitally erased and (unwisely) replaced with walkie-talkies for a recent DVD release, it’s undeniably refreshing to see a new fantasy adventur...