The PYB LOVED this movie! It had all the elements she desires for an afternoon forget-about-reality type of day: surprise, thrills, suspense, ALIENS, action, humor, great acting & effects. Steven Speilberg & JJ Abrams are the Super 2. What a great combination of genius! Together they have created a the summer blockbuster. This team must work together again.
The main characters are a group of kids who are in the process of making a zombie movie (it reminds the PYB of her Petites Jeunes Filles Brunettes and their cousins filming their version of Harry Potter over three summers/Christmas' when they were together). This group is also reminiscent of the Stand By Me gang - always there for each other.
Kyle Chandler transforms his angry dad/coach role in Friday Night Lights to the angry dad/Deputy Sheriff - both are yummy.
She won't go into the story so to save the fun for you. Just know that she jumped, grabbed, and hollered quite a few times through this one...and loved every minute of it! Go see this movie - it's MINT!