You are hereJoel Courtney
To borrow a quote from a friend, "Michael Bay wishes he was J.J. Abrams." Bay is the tin man of Hollywood, who wishes his films had a heart; while J.J. Abrams is able to interject enough heart in his films to spare. In Super 8, he puts those talents to work, creating a kid-centric homage to his mentor, Steven Spielberg. It really seems that both Spielberg and Abrams tapped into the filmic dreams of their respective childhoods to create Super 8, a monster movie unlike any other.