New Japanese Super 8 poster wants you to remember Close Encounters

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Dec 14, 2012

Everything we've heard or seen about Super 8 gives the impression that J.J. Abrams wants the film to give off a definite Steven Spielberg vibe, and a new Japanese poster for the film makes that subtext explicit by glomming on to one of sci-fi's most memorable movie posters.

While the U.S. Super 8 poster was dizzingly awesome, it didn't set our nostalgia bells ringing.

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But that new Japanese poster up top takes us right back to Speilberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Remember?

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It's a great poster, but what do you think? Is it a good idea for a movie to compare itself so explicitly to one of the greatest sci-fl flicks of all time? That sets a pretty high bar. Will that only be preparing us for disappointment?

(via First Showing)