Super 8 Movie Review

James / June 10th, 2011


  • nitega

    June 10, 2011 at 4:45 am

    i think you have problems with microphone or something with the sound… you’re speaking so quiet

  • WillWill

    June 10, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for your feedback on the film…

    You both look so awkward and funny because you both look @ your respective cue-cards so often… I chalk it up to you both being tired, though — and I understand this isn’t a “production” per-se… ๐Ÿ˜€

    This was a movie I wasn’t even going to give a chance, so thank you for changing my mind! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • mocthezuma

    June 10, 2011 at 5:49 am

    James likes beer.

  • Xsane

    June 10, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Again, Would you quit with Shit like this , and get back to games ??

  • 669

    June 10, 2011 at 6:19 am

    James, you must see Troll Hunter. It’s a bit like Cloverfield, but much better.

    • July 7, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Are you talking about the Norwegian movie? Or have they made any other versions yet at all? If you mean the original one, then I totally agree

  • AnAddictedGamer

    June 10, 2011 at 6:21 am

    Damn Xsane, I think you’ll be disappointed. It looks like James is ready to move on from AVGN and I wouldn’t be a surprise if the movie was the final “episode”. Besides, I think AVGN has run it’s course. The OverAnalyzers, Board James and reviews are enough to keep me happy.

  • Tempest

    June 10, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Nice review, guys.

    Xsane; read the updates on the site, dude. It’s not difficult.

  • fleksnes

    June 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    I’m beginning to think that James has lost it. I love this page, men the last videos have been shit. The Turtles videos have been OK; cool enough, better than nothing. But still… Every now and then we get some 2 minutes boring review of some boring shit movie. The last You Know What’s Bullshit was extremely bad, so was the last Board James, and Over Analyzersers sucks ass. And why is this turd Lee here? I hate him. I hate him in OA, and I hate him here.

    Where’s AVGN (yes, I know about the movie and that he is gonna release more episodes soon, but still…), the cool and informative movie reviews that comes from the heart – obscure flicks from the past and the classic ones we all love. I don’t care for spontaneous reflections in two minutes about some new movie I’ve never even heard of. (Yeah, THIS one lasted for ten, but with Lee and that low sound I just turned of.)

    I know this post is gonna look like “hating” to all of you ass lickers, and maybe to some of you others to, cause of the angry words and stuff, but seriously… The quality on the page has sunk dramatically the past months.

    If you’re getting tired of this James, I hope you take a break and return with some great stuff again.

  • June 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Most non-US movie theaters allow drinking.


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  • filipepw

    June 10, 2011 at 9:31 am

    if i follow the robbotics masters in my university, i will definetly build robots for your movies
    fuk CG

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  • June 10, 2011 at 9:53 am
    Real Steel…..looks really bad

  • AklashPahk

    June 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

    In a Michael Bay drink a vodka each time something explodes. in about 10 min you’ll already be in a coma.

  • UsernameWasTaken

    June 10, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Shut the fuck up, Fleksnes

  • fleksnes

    June 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Why are fan boys always so obsessed with their idols that they can’t see their faults and errors? And why are there always raging mad every time someone at coming up with some constructive criticism? I aim not to insult James, I’m simply trying to give him the advice of stop for a minute and think tings a little bit more over. IS this really funny/interesting? Is this really what he wants to do, or is he tired?

    If find it hard to believe that you don’t think he has had the slightest quality fall during the last couple of months – or even the last year. I wish him just the best, and I love this site. That’s why I check it several times during the day, re-watch a lot of stuff and thinks it to bad that every new video here in the last era of Cinemassacre has been a snore fest, not counting the last to AVNG episodes (Star Wars and the dream thing; they where cool.)

    To me it’s a good sign that the new AVGN is gonna be more like those of the past, cause to my concern, I don’t find all the flashy effects and costumes and theater funny. I like it when it’s just the nerd pissed of as fuck reviewing the game without Bowser appearing in his living room trying to cut of his head and stuff like that.

    But as stated earlier: I hope you gonna give us more cool and informative movie reviews, like when you talk about the whole Rocky saga and stuff like that. I’ve always hoped you did a thing on 80’s action flicks. That would rule!


  • Ellivennecq

    June 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

    – Yeah.
    – Yeah.
    – Yeah.
    – Yeah.
    – Yeah.

  • marlowe

    June 10, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I just get in here to see if there’s some new AVGN or Board James, and ocasionally a good monter madness. Other than that, the rest of the videos are quite poor and uninteresting. Starting to lose interest in cinemassacre real fast

  • Dylanlov

    June 10, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Its one thing yo criticize someones work fleksnes but its another to tell that person what quality of work he should be doing. True in the past year it has steered away from AVGN and that what brought us all here. But like any artist they want to grow and and expand on there craft. I think he is still doing very personal things and having a good time with friends while doing it.

  • Luka1184

    June 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Next time: Talk about the movie, “Iron Sky” ๐Ÿ˜€ PLZ

  • Bick Benedict

    June 10, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Shave your beard, suit up in your AVGN outfit, and start ranting about some Castlevania game.

  • June 10, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Sadly, I was not able to successfully view this review because I could barely hear you guys, a shame since I really would like to hear your thoughts on this movie.

  • marvelis

    June 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    James your movie reviews and top lists(like on spike) are awesome but this one was bad. This doesn’t work. You just can’t go on rambling about an unknown movie like that without starting the bit with something that would make the viewer care. You need to capture the attention with something like: “OMG, this was the worst/best movie ever”, and go from there.

    This is the second cinemassacre video I wasn’t able to watch fully. The first was one of the OAs recently. (yes I watched/listened to the 1ยฝh movie commentaries, those were interesting, this was boring.) Cinemassacre quality has definately gone down.

    Lee you’re too damn hyper and twitchy and “yea” uncomfortable in front of the camera. Film some stuff of yourself and put it on youtube to get it out of your system but don’t come stink up James’ videos on this site.

  • Shcha

    June 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I liked this review. It entertained me


    @marvelis – I think i know why “the quality has gone down”. It’s probably because James is so busy with other stuff, so he has to make his videos quickly

  • Calavera

    June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    I agree with the others, I have been a long time fan of cinnemassacre and check regularly for updates, but I am also starting to lose interest very quickly. This is one of the first videos I couldn’t even watch all the way through it was as others have put it a “snorefest”

  • tFighterPilot

    June 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    This is creepily similar to Red Letter Media’s “Half in the Bag” (which also had a new episode coming out today)

  • darkknightdetec

    June 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow. SPOT ON review guys. I think some of the other critics are being a little too hard on it. I fully enjoyed it from beginning to end. And also it’s awesome that you guys also referred to “Real Steel” as “Rockem Sockem Robots the Movie”–I made that joke to my friends the first time I saw that trailer too. It looks pretty terrible I’m not gonna lie.

  • June 10, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Let the man create what he wants…shit! If it dosnt appeal to you then dont fucking watch it no ones holding a gun to your head…he is obviously busy with other projects and is providing what he can for us that do appreciate his reviews and general thoughts…shit you all are just assholes demanding AVGN and nothing else. Im sure he is probably getting aggravated by you numb nuts pigeonholing him….

  • June 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Great review James, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  • June 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Hey, people are allowed to criticize whatever they want…but only respectable critics are able to say it effectively. Case in point: what if James didn’t like “Super 8”? Would you say the same thing to him?

  • June 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I was content until about 3 minutes and then you guys were either stating the obvious, stating the unnecessary or just being bored. Hell, I forgive you though, it was like 2 in the Morning.

  • fleksnes

    June 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm


    “Its one thing yo criticize someones work fleksnes but its another to tell that person what quality of work he should be doing.”

    What the HELL are you talking about? Like I said: if James is satisfied with what he does, and the quality of it, it’s fine. But MY feedback is that this is getting boring. I can’t dictate what he want or going to do, neither am I trying do to so. I’m just leaving constructive feedback from my point of view – and I think all the Cinemassacre fans who aren’t void of seeing faults in their “heroes” (couldn’t fine a better word right now) agrees with me. Yes men should shut the fuck up and realize that everybody needs – and wants – feedback. And feedback does not equal ass licking.

    That’s all.

  • June 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    great review, I downloaded a copy since I dont have a theater nearby, was a fun movie.

  • June 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    I actually like this quite a bit. James and Matt are both intellectual people who know their movie terminology and can look at it from multiple angles. I really enjoy listening to both of them talk, even though I haven’t seen the film. I might actually go see it just because they did and they felt like it deserved to be talked about.

    In other words, I love these Cinemassacre collabs with other people. It would be great to see more of the OA crew interacting with James out of character in clips like these.

  • viJilance

    June 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm


  • Murray Ass

    June 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm


    “Film some stuff of yourself and put it on youtube to get it out of your system but donโ€™t come stink up Jamesโ€™ videos on this site.”

    DUDE! Couldn’t have said it better myself. This Matt dude and the Over Analyzers thing is exactly like you said. It’s “STINKING UP” the site. Time to can this guy. Kudos!

  • June 10, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    WOW! This video sure stirred up some shit! While I hate to agree with the “haters” I must admit that your recent efforts have been less entertaining than your past endeavors on this page. However, I’m certain that the reason for this is that you have big things coming and I am anxiously awaiting them just like the majority of people visiting this site on the daily.

    That being said, you keep on keepin’ on and continue to bring your fans what they come here to see. Stay up player.

  • June 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    So there was this interactive trailer of Super 8 in the Portal 2 extras.

  • June 10, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    And I have to admit, but… it’s back to Doug Walker if possible. Sorry, James. First, the AVGN episodes are taking too long because of the lame excuse of a movie, then you got a shit ton of series that no one will care.
    This is not success.

  • EliteDeath

    June 10, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I guess the average James Rolfe “fan” is only interested in hearing “shit” and “fuck” every five seconds, and if that isnt present they dont care and think its boring. I feel bad for James, I really do. Half his fans are such fucking idiots who think they are entitled to everything, and are impossible to please. He already said he’s going to start AVGN again soon, just to shut you whining fuckers up so be glad for that and shut your damn mouths.

  • GreyFox

    June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Great review! It’s always interesting to have James’ take on new movies that just came out. I’d love to see these kind of reviews more often. Matt did a great job as well, keep it up!


    LMAO @ the rock ’em sock ’em robots movie. “Going for an Oscar” LOL

  • 666drummerman

    June 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    gotta admit james… it was kinda hard to keep listening with interest, I just felt that something was missing to the video

    anyways, still good stuff :B

  • thebaggedavenger

    June 10, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I’m a little disappointed that James never realized that Real Steel is based off of a Twilight Zone episode. But, he can’t know everything. No harm done.

  • June 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    @EliteDeath lol i troll’d james :trollface:

  • June 10, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Wow. Not that I didn’t love the idea of getting a review of the Super 8 Movie but you guys weren’t the most entertaining that I have ever listened to.

  • Peron

    June 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Hey, fuckers, are you paying to watch this? So shut up and go see older videos of AVGN, Board James, and Monster Madness. It’s what I am doing (and waiting for AVGNs return).

    Greetings from Brazil, James and crew.

  • June 10, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    great review, and i loved the movie, take as long as you want on new avgn episodes, cause I can’t wait to see the movie, ignore the retards here.

  • Otacon126

    June 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Great review James, that film looks interesting.

  • fata_morgana_pseudonym

    June 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm


    Ah yes, the tired old “If you’re complaining about all the negative ‘feedback’ then you must be a fanboy/sycophant/yes-man/ass-licker/etc. and need to STFU” spiel.

    Look, some very small few of you may indeed be giving actual constructive criticism, and if so that’s fine (but if you are, I haven’t seen it yet, as all I’ve seen has been the usual bitching and bawwing). But the same old “Durr hurr, this sucks, I hate anyone who isn’t James or Mike, they are boring and need to go, where’s AVGN, stop doing this lame shit and make more AVGN herpity derp” crap that gets posted over and over ad nauseam is NOT “constructive criticism” by any stretch of the imagination. It is whiny douchebaggery, and nothing more.

    I honestly think James needs to do a blog or a video or something that addresses this issue and to tell his so-called “fans” to chill the fuck out already, because it’s getting way out of hand.

  • June 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Will have to see Super 8, sounds cool. And Real Steel looks cool though lol I think I’ll go see it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • June 10, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Video muchly appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚
    I don’t know when the movie’s out in the UK, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be seeing it now, your video got me interested. Thanks guys!
    Also, I saw that robot trailer just before POTC4, me & my bf were like ‘…wtf?’

  • Calavera

    June 10, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Honestly it doesn’t seem like James takes any of our comments into consideration, which I guess I can understand. To me and everybody else that thinks Cinemassacre is going downhill I would say from now on don’t even bother complaining in the comment section. Just stop coming to the site, thats the only thing that will do any good. We can come here all we want and complain, but at the end of the day we are still coming here and bringing hits to Cinemassacre. So if you don’t like the videos just stop coming. Maybe James will finally do something about it once the traffic gets low enough.

  • Valis77

    June 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    must look into this game

  • Valis77

    June 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    i mean movie >_> gotta lay off the videos games lol!

  • TomM

    June 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Sounds like a pretty good movie. To tell the truth, I haven’t even heard of Super 8. Thanks for the information.

  • TheMeekGeek

    June 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve always had a soft spot for Steven Speilberg movies. Also I enjoy Abrams’ movies. I’m looking forward to seeing this flick! Thanks for the pro review, guys! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • bullets

    June 10, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Super 8 looks good. I like the nostalgic 80s feel it seems to be going for.
    I like hearing you talk about some of the newer stuff that’s out there once in a while.

  • scronan

    June 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Thanks for the review – will definitely have to check this flicking fuck…umm I mean this fucking fuck…ahem, fucking flick. ^_^

    My only critique is that I had to turn the sound up almost to max to hear you guys clearly…? I blame the Glitch Gremlin!!!

  • mattnoponen

    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS ON GETTING YOUR FULL-LENGTH MOVIE STARTED! Whether it be the AVGN movie, or any movie at all to be written by James or Mike, I’m sure it’s going to entertain. I’ve been a fan of this site for a while now. I’ve seen a lot of James’ early work and love it. Being a fan of B-movies, and an indie filmmaker myself, I’m very much inspired by your work, and also love all the reviews you come up with. Didn’t know ANYONE else knew of some of the films. Thanks for the years of entertainment, guys!!! And I hope for many years more of it. BTW, can’t wait to see Super 8. haha.

  • Fazer

    June 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    i saw Super 8 today and its my favorite movie of the year so far! I liked it in the sense that it was like The Goonies with kid heroes. I loved that the kids were making a movie. good movie, but it was DAMN loud.

  • BlackagarBoltagon

    June 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I got a drinking game. Ever time the corn on the left repeats James take a drink. I mean it looks like the entire video he is looking for James responses and then reiterating them as many ways as he can. You’ll be drunk in 3 minutes if it ain’t beer, James seems to not want to talk at times and finally asks the dude what he thinks. maybe I’m burnt and imagining it. Not really feeling these new guys, though the turtles money episode had its moments that were no’t James or Mike. Time shall tell.

  • HandsomeHoward

    June 10, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    James, don’t forget what made you famous. Stick with your core competencies. I’m not sure I can wait 6+ months on a movie. Why not review bad PC games?

  • June 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    this video leaves more questions then answers i still can’t tell if this is a horror film or a remake of the Goonies

  • inspectornills

    June 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    I just saw the movie and was quite impressed with it. Its like seeing those old 80’s/90’s movies like goonies with kids as the main characters going up against the world. Great movie.

  • Dylanlov

    June 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    @ fata_morgana_pseudonym

    thank you for saying what I could not. Why do people need to whine when they don’t like something, just look away and watch only AVGN and the side of the screen James and Matt are on.

  • June 10, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    When I went to see Suckerpunch I saw that trailer and my very first thought was Rock’em Sock’em Robots, haha. I didn’t even play with those as a kid, but that was my natural reaction to that trailer.

  • June 11, 2011 at 2:43 am

    Sound cool, I’ll have to check it out.

  • Batdude91

    June 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

    All the haters need to chill. The man is working on a full length AVGN movie! You should be happy that something this big is going to happen. The website hasn’t changed either just one piece is missing and that’s because it is being worked on a bigger scale. This site is full of video’s to tide you over in tell the nerd hits the silver screen !

  • June 11, 2011 at 4:51 am

    James, the movie theater in Stowe, VT serves alcohol, so maybe you should take a road trip to play your Super 8 drinking game!

  • Kenlaboss

    June 11, 2011 at 8:53 am

    i got the headphones on highest but can almost not hear you ๐Ÿ™

  • Shcha

    June 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

    @HandsomeHoward People like you make me wish the commenting feature didn’t exist on this website.

  • avgnfan370

    June 11, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hey!!!! i think real steel looks pretty cool and really awesome dont make fun of it!!

  • June 11, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Steven Spielberg is a god!! I will see this most definitely!!

  • arklon

    June 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I saw Super 8 just today and I must say that it is indeed a pretty good movie. Yeah its not perfect but for a guy like me who grew up through the 80’s and 90’s this was very nostalgic and fun.

    Now I must get this off my chest but WTF? James posts a video of him reviewing a movie that is clearly up his alley (I knew it would be when I first heard about it I mean come on its about kids trying to make a no budget horror movie) and then suddenly all these guys come out of the woodwork complaining that it isn’t the AVGN? WTF?

    I like the Nerd myself and can relate to it since I was a kid when all these came out and I pretty much played most of them back in the day but what surprises me is that I like it a lot but its not my favorite thing about Cinemassacre. To me all of his movie reviews, top ten lists and Monster Madness videos are just awesome and so are his short films (seriously my mouth was wide open the entire time I was watching The Deader the Better. I have seen a LOT of short horror films in my time but this was one of the most impressive ones I had seen!) and all this stiff is the reason I become a big fan, not the AVGN.

    Heck I found Cinemassacre when I was bored one night and feeling nostalgic so I decided to look up old movies I saw as a kid that I had not seen since and I stumbled upon James’ DeathStalker review and was like “whoa somebody actually took the time to make a new review of the deathstalker movies? I gotta see this!”
    After that I started watching his other reviews and top tens and was hooked and did not even know he was the AVGN until I actually did some more digging on the site. Heck at first when I first saw”AVGN” videos on the top I though that maybe he was a friend of the guy or something LOL.

    Anyway the point I am trying to make is that its stuff like this in this Comment box that has gotten me to REALLY start to despise the Hard Core Nerd fans. Now I am a fan myself and I know a lot other Nerd fans are great people but man there are so many selfish and idiotic ones out there and it actually surprises me that James cannot review a new film without his comments section being flooded with stuff like (Hey this is not a new nerd video so its bullshit and boring and that other guy is not James or Mike so he sucks!)
    When I saw that he was going to talk about Super 8 I was like “Awesome!”

    Pretty much I just want James to know that there are some of us out there that are fans of a lot of your Non-nerd stuff as well. Heck if it were not for you movie reviews,top tens and Monster Madness I would not even be checking this place on a daily basis nor would I even bother to write all of this. So please don’t stop those and hell if you feel like reviewing other new summer movies please do so, I would love to see them. I am excited about the Angry Video Game Nerd movie and even the shorter episodes and I really am surprised that a lot of your “fans” are still moaning about it I mean heck you did not have to do those shorter reviews nor did you have to change the woman’s accent in your new show but you are obviously bending over backwards to please these people and yet you still can’t write a movie review in peace heh it kills me. So like I have already stated I have come to were I really despise a lot of your “hardcore” nerd fans.

    Sorry for the novel hehe I had to say my piece.

  • June 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Just saw it this afternoon and I think it’s my favorite film of 2011 so far behind Rango. Bet it’s already one of your top ten favorites of the year James.

    Abrams did an amazing job recreating the Spielberg magic touch from the late 70s/early 80s with this film. The kids are great, the effects are great, and the story is great. Overall, a great movie!

  • Calavera

    June 11, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    It is kind of shitty that he is nearly abandoning the one thing that made him famous (AVGN). Although I can understand becoming tired of it.

  • June 12, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Super 8 is a terrific film and I know you may have seen the ET meets Transformers, or Alien meets Goonies, or other such comparisons. I will say it has Spielberg written all over it, which is a good thing because Spielberg is Spielberg. J J Abrams wrote and directed this film. If he keeps making films like this the film industry will be a better place.

  • JeremyM86

    June 12, 2011 at 2:08 am

    “Real Steel” looks pretty silly, but it’s actually based on an old Richard Matheson story. He also wrote that story into a classic Twilight Zone episode:

    I’m not sure how closely this newer film follows the original story, though.

  • stauken

    June 12, 2011 at 4:40 am

    James takes one month off AVGN, aspires to make an AVGN movie, and people are saying he ABANDONED AVGN?

    Anybody expressing this sort of sentiment is a disgraceful lot, you’re all a bunch of greedy mcdouchypants. Didn’t he pretty much expressly state he’s going to resume doing AVGN as well as the movie because whiny crybabies were whiny crybabies? That’s OK, though, keep being whiny crybabies. It’s not like he hasn’t been paid by SpikeTV to do movie reviews for a long time now, or anything. This SURELY is the first movie review he’s posted, ever.


  • PoLaR

    June 12, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Yeah.. he didn’t abandon anything. Why do people keep saying that? “People” are just misinformed I suppose.

    This movie sounds cool, I’ll check It out.

    Thanks for the review!


  • Sauron

    June 12, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Kind of impressed that James is wearing a Guinness t-shirt.

    I’m from Ireland.

    And I’m drunk.

  • BlackagarBoltagon

    June 12, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    fata_morgana_pseudonym :
    “crap that gets posted over and over ad nauseam is NOT โ€œconstructive criticismโ€ by any stretch of the imagination. It is whiny douchebaggery, and nothing more.”

  • BlackagarBoltagon

    June 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    fata_morgana_pseudonym, you obviously are too into the comment section. I comment here and there but only read the other comments if i decide to comment, and usually only to see if there is a response to my opinion. Most people probably don’t even read the comments so the repetition is something they don’t see. Unless the definition of comment has changed then their personal opinion is exactly what they should post, even if you’ve read the opinion from someone else it doesn’t make it irrelevant the amount of times a comment gets raised is as valuable a tool of understanding ones fanbase as is the content of the individual post. Take your own advice chill the fuckout and skip the comment section as opinions rarely vary that much anyhow. Their either hate it or love it. The people who feel indifferent aren’t gonna have much to say .

  • RetroGamerK91

    June 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I’m getting sick of hearing all the little whiners complaining about no new AVGN episodes. They obviously don’t have no idea how much work goes into making a movie. It isn’t something that someone can just pull out of their rear in a week. Well, you could do that, but the quality will greatly suffer, therefore, you’ll have a bad movie. These guys need to stop pissing and moaning and respect James’ wishes on what he wishes to do. It’s his show, his career. I don’t mean to be sticking up for anybody, it’s just something I’m getting aggravated with. I know there’s quite a few true and loyal fans who respect and admire James as person, and not just because he’s the Nerd. I’m sorry for going off here, I’m not trying to start a fight or troll or nothing, but I felt like I had to get something off my chest. But it’s no use, since there’ll always be whiners. ARGH!
    Good review, I’ll probably check out this movie when I get the chance. Thanks for posting up the review!

  • EmperorBubba

    June 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    “nobodies going to be drinking in a movie theatre”
    “heh, weeeell…”
    “well, it could be done”
    “not that we’d do it!”

    All while James wears a great big Guinness t-shirt and grins profusely.


  • June 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Nice video, as always. I’m glad to see such a large variety of videos from James. I’m sick of so called “fans” bashing him for supposedly abandoning AVGN. He didn’t abandon it and even if he did, i wouldn’t blame him. He did it for free for his fans but how long can you do that until it becomes too much. He’s expanding, trying other things and focusing on what he enjoys most. You have to be more opening minded and accept new things…why is only AVGN what some of you enjoy? I like his Board James reviews, movie reviews, his home made movies, etc. It’s all good.

    Anyway, keep it up, James! You keep posting and I’ll keep watching.

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  • fleksnes

    June 13, 2011 at 4:09 am

    Does this work?

  • J5

    June 13, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Great! Going to watch now!!!!!!!((-;

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 13, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Fuckin A James.

    I haven’t seen you do a movie review in forever. Just because you had I am going to go have a Guinness.

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 13, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Couple more things…

    Great set design and did anyone else see “The Giant Claw” on TCM a couple nights ago?

  • June 13, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Nice. I think that I will have to see this.

    Also, why can’t some people respect James’ dream to make a movie? He has said that it is something that he has always wanted to do and as a result he is going to have to slow down on AVGN for a bit. I think that it is disrespectful to James, whining when he is trying to realize one of his big dreams.

    Even IF he did quit AVGN I would totally support him to do what makes him happy. He has given us plenty of laughs and even inspiration. The least we can do is support him on whatever he does.

    Patience. He will be back with AVGN, I’m sure.

  • June 14, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I have the same problem over and over with your site i can really hear you talk that much love what i do hear just wish it was louder other than that keep up the good work

  • Calavera

    June 14, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I know James has to love the money he makes off the AVGN DVDs, it’s gonna be pretty hard to sell the 2011 edition with only 4 episodes….

  • BakaYoshi

    June 14, 2011 at 4:21 am

    its Stand By Me meets Cloverfield (another Abrams film)

    good movie. i wouldnt say its that original, but a refresher compared to the rest of the summer’s lineup

    yeah, you guys are late about hearing about Real Steel. saw that trailer since before Thor came out

  • Shcha

    June 14, 2011 at 7:29 am

    All this whining…



  • LordVader123

    June 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    James you have to go to the Menlo Park theater. Saw the movie there and they have a bar at the theater, can definitely play the drinking game!

  • SonicX007

    June 14, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Calavera: He isint bored of doing avgn its because he needs some time to do the AVGN MOVIE.

    Oh and nice review james =P i saw the movie!

  • June 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You’re allowed one “fuck” in a PG-13 movie. I got that from the director’s commentary on “The Craft”.

  • BrockLobster

    June 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    My goodness, such hatred. Anyone who hasn’t destroyed his or her brain-cells so much that he or she is unaware of a video stating that he’s very busy should realize that he’s very busy. He has a lot to do, but he’s even still providing content for the site. Why are you fools crying about it? I’m not kissing ass, but at the same time, I do realize James is actually only one person, and his videos are his. He’s not doing this to be “famous”. He does this, because he loves it. Isn’t that why most film people should do film? NOT because they become rich? That’s not a fine use of art. That’s simple, shallow greed. Let the guy do what he wants, and watch his other videos that you DO LIKE in the mean-time. Sitting around the computer, whining about a guy who has a job, doing something with himself, just so you belittle his dreams to only videos on this web-site? Is that what you wanna do with your life? That’s senseless, man… but that’s what happens.

  • June 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    @ calavera
    he didn’t abandon avgn, he’s making a movie based on it, that’s why he isn’t making new episodes.

  • June 17, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    This movie sits well with me, I do look back on it more fondly then Green lantern right now actually. All the kids actors was great, which seems impossible. The train crash was so great I could watch it multiple times. It is indeed one or two fucks allowed in a movie before it gets the R rating. And what the hell is up with Real steel. Come on I want mechs haphazardly made from spare parts and scarp metal shooting the shit out of each other. Mechwarrior come on!

  • windowlicker

    June 18, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Noise reduction would have been nice here, but I guess you kept everything raw which is fine.

    But it’s great to see James commend a modern movie for once!

  • filmcollector101

    June 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I just saw this recently, like James, and I really enjoyed it! It wasn’t over-the-top and filled with visual effects and no character storyline/chemistry, IT WAS THE EXACT OPPOSITE! The storyline was great, and you pnly get glimpses of the (obvious spoiler) alien, it has good morales in it and there’s even a scene were the ‘f-bomb’ is used, like in ‘X-Men: First Class’, at first, I throught this was going to be a lame superhero movie, but it wasn’t anything like that, it was way different, it wasn’t even about superheros!!

  • Will Smathers

    June 19, 2011 at 11:31 am

    I want to preface this comment by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. Loved it, actually. But, being from Ohio – I HAVE to point out some flubs. Despite the movie being set near Dayton Ohio (because of Wright Patterson AFB of course), there is a scene at a town hall meeting where a local yokel is complaining about the power being out “even all the way over to Belmont County.” This really confused me because Dayton and Belmont are essentially on opposite sides of the state. However, I realized that part of the film was shot in Weirton West Virginia, which is pretty much a hop, skip, and a jump across the border of… you guessed it… Belmont County.

    Just sayin.

  • Will Smathers

    June 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Oh – and all of the license plates are incorrect except for the Sheriff’s vehicle. Red and white plates are for county vehicles only. And some of the patches are wrong on the police uniforms. BUT LIKE I SAID – i only noticed because I’m from there.

  • June 19, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Super eight! xmmmm the sequel would be called hyper 9?

  • executive333

    June 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I thought this movie was a complete shitload of fuck. Does J.J Abrams want to use the lens flare anymore in this piece of shit? It’s in every goddamn shot, even when theres no light! The story sucked, the acting was awful, the kids were annoying, the monster was such a cliche and it wasn’t scary at all. Fuck this movie i want my $17 it cost me to see this piece of fucking dogshit back.

    • Corleone74

      February 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

      Who are you…Michael Bay? Guess you just like shitty movies.

  • nmcvicker03

    June 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    This was a good movie. I just love the whole government cover up conspiracy type. This movie really made me think of E.T. and really had an X-Files feel to it (my favorite show of all time.) it wasn’t perfect though, the end was a little too convenient but kudos to abrams for giving us something other than a sequel or a comic book movie this summer. James was right about abrams getting better and better, for instance, i absolutely hated MI 3, cloverfield was decent, I loved Star Trek, very well done, very Mass Effect, and this movie was just as good as star trek. Thanks for diversifying James, good review. Do more!!!!

  • Darthleather

    June 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t care what the filmmakers say,or what they call it. Real Steel IS Rock’em,Sock’em Robots: The Movie, and everybody knows it.

  • MikeyNewJin

    July 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you. That robot boxing movie looks so terrible.

  • zesty

    July 21, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Some people like loud movies. I am one of these people. But this movie was ear rape. It was louder then it would be if it happened in real life! It was ear scattering loud, and it makes you wonder why nobody thought this either. The kids were good actors, but 70% of the movie was quiet suspenseful scene, then fucking ear shattering rape. My ears were ringing for 45 minutes after i saw this shit movie. It was like ET and transformer’s deformed aborted fetus. I despise this movie.

  • Master45503

    July 23, 2011 at 5:28 am

    The movie was good i really liked the plot and being from ohio as i am i found it to be very charming i dont have any complaints with the acting

  • zengie

    August 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

    though you speak up against drugs every once in a while, i bet my lilly-white ass you smoke some grass every once in a while you NERD!! LOVE YR WORK JAMES!!

  • rosskow

    August 19, 2011 at 4:40 am

    i kept having to point out things in the background to my girlfriend, sadly she didnt quite get the meaning of them so was just like “..okay”

    good film but i did kinda think i was watching E.T but with a bad ass alien

  • ConnorJuxtapositionMitchell

    September 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I think I’m the only person who didn’t like super 8, I’m not a jaded movie viewer I can enjoy a wide spread of movies but super 8 didn’t do it for me, as soon as they introduced the alien I immediately knew how the entire movie was going to end, not to toot my own horn but I was dead on.

  • Corleone74

    February 21, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Give Real Steel a chance. I thought it was gonna be ass. But then I saw the movie and the emotion sort of worked. And this is coming from a guy who hates CG robots like the Transformers movies. As a movie if you take out the robots it’d be a decent Rocky sequel. No worse than Rocky V. Or think of it as Future Rocky. If it’s not your cup of tea that’s ok. I thought it was pretty cool.

  • July 7, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Man, i loved this film, J.J.Abrams is the George Lukas of the 21th. Century! He was not only the perfect, but kinda the most obvious guy for the next Star Wars trilogy.

  • July 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    They remind me of Siskell & Ebert with the thumbs up.

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