After watching the summer movie Super 8, I learned some things in life that will be particularly useful.
- I can survive a train wreck. Well, literally…even with the entire train derailing all around me. It happens in a lot of movies, but if I can survive this one, I can survive any train wreck.
- My 8mm camera can survive a train wreck too. Although it remains busted somewhat, the film remains intact despite pieces of metal flying everywhere somehow missing the camera. It might not be in high-definition, but the film can survive the flaming debris.
- I can survive a military incursion into my town, even with malfunctioning tanks blasting houses. This is related to the first and second one, but this takes a bit more guts to survive.
- Don’t deny the pyro, otherwise known as the special effects guy. He can help in many ways. He’s like Data in The Goonies.
- Avoid metallic objects, particularly strange metallic cubes. They can become parts of a giant alien spacecraft.
- Don’t trust the military. Ever. They often have secondary motives in keeping aliens in tow. But we already learned this in movies such as E.T.
- I can drive hot cars. Those old Chevys and Fords make great American hot rods. Elle Fanning is a plus.
- On the topic of Elle Fanning, she is one strong young woman. She is an invaluable asset during an alien attack.
These are the 8 things in life that I learned from Super 8.