Update: It turns out Paramount had nothing to do with this genius poster, though I bet they wish they did. It’s a fan-made poster and I’m sure I’m not the only hoping it will help me convince my friends to see Super 8 with me this weekend, despite its origins.
Earlier: Paramount is really banking on our nostalgia for Super 8’s release this weekend, and if you weren’t sold before, I bet you will be now. We keep comparing the flick to The Goonies and E.T. and Close Encounters, and the trailer has certainly helped those notions along. Now, with this poster that’s a few parts Goonies, a bit of ET and maybe even a touch of Star Wars, the studio is making a full assault on our love of classic science fiction, and more specifically classic Steven Spielberg. And now, since you’ve probably skipped past the text anyway, here’s the fairly amazing new poster for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8.