Full trailer for JJ Abrams' Super 8 arrives

And it looks amazing...

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Super 8 has finally got a full-length trailer (revealed via Twitter), and, frankly, it looks superb.

It's big news for anyone looking forward to J.J. Abrams’ mysterious new film, and the trailer finds time for plenty of character moments between the impressive explosions.

It still manages to tease, rather than spoil, but it gives a really clear indicator of where J.J. is heading with this one, and the pitch-perfect Spielbergian vibe really comes to the fore.

Check it out for yourself below:

Paramount have also released an official synopsis for the movie:

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.

J.J. Abrams’ third feature film as director, and his first since 2009’s well-received Star Trek, Super 8 looks set to tease us right up until its opening weekend. Which is fine by us.

Super 8 opens 19 August.

Super? Or over it? Has the new trailer got you excited for Abrams' next film? Speak out below...


    • paddyg11

      Mar 11th 2011, 12:24

      f**k. Yes!

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    • lukebmitchel

      Mar 11th 2011, 13:28

      they show the monster in the trailer. pause it at 2:16 (when it flashes between the credits)! but to save you the trouble, i screen-shotted it http://twitpic.com/48gdan IT LOOKS LIKE THE CLOVERFIELD MONSTER!

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    • patches89

      Mar 11th 2011, 13:36

      i dont know what to make of this movie...i want to see it because jj abrams is involved but the trailer looks cack

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    • pabloisme

      Mar 11th 2011, 18:17

      I can beat that pic! What looks like an E.T. style hand with only 4 fingers reaching out! At 2:06 in the video! http://twitpic.com/48inyl

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    • mingfilm

      Mar 11th 2011, 20:37

      Another feel-good alien pic from Spielberg via his new pal J.J.? Feh. You'd think he'd had enough with Close Encounters, E.T., and War of the Worlds.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Mar 11th 2011, 23:27

      Classicism and atmosphere rather than lens flares and shaky-cam? This looks like it might just be the first J.J. Abrams film that doesn't irritate the t**s off me.

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    • Ali1748

      Mar 12th 2011, 3:35

      It just reeks of Spielberg's 80's work.

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    • sp4cej0ckey

      Mar 12th 2011, 3:49

      Soon as a saw this trailer i felt like a kid again and got an overwhelming urge to go watch Close Encounters and ET Anybody know what that little bit of music right at the beginning of the trailer is off??

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    • MadMatt

      Mar 12th 2011, 15:31

      @sp4cej0ckey - It's from John Williams' Pinnochio-referencing Close Encounters score, isn't it? "When you wish upon a star.."

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    • dex2010

      Mar 13th 2011, 19:38

      WOW! Looks amazing, to me it seems to have a real Speilberg ET feel to it.

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    • MadMatt

      Mar 14th 2011, 2:36

      @sp4cej0ckey - Actually, on second thoughts it might be from James Horner's Coc**n soundtrack like the other music in the trailer. The main theme from that also referenced When You Wish Upon A Star too, I think. Reminds you what a great composer Horner used to be, and how moving movie soundtracks were in the 80s. I'll have to check YouTube and get back to you...

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    • MadMatt

      Mar 14th 2011, 2:41

      Yep, here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmpLx6UcynY The other Horner track used from that film in the trailer is Ascension: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbLxerEF8KU

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