J.J. Abrams' love letter to Steven Spielberg's E.T. and other films is finally here and my inner nostalgic child along with my older hardened horror fan just loved the movie. I am not going in to the details of the film but what stands out best is that the alien is smart but not cute and I will be damned if he does not actually kill and eat people. The plot moves you along quickly and does not have to explain anything unnecessarily and the child actors are good with Elle Fanning delivering an on-screen film test that is truly amazing to watch. The other standout is the lead, Joel Courtney, who has doe-like eyes that just suck you in to the emotions of the scene with no real dialogue needed. The film is a must see and do stick around through the credits to see a soon to be local award willing film.
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