A love letter to an idol.
Although written and directed by J.J. Abrams (STAR TREK), the first full-length trailer for SUPER 8 has producer Steven Spielberg's fingerprints all over it. Abrams and the Beard apparently collaborated over a story, finally coming up with a monster (I think?) movie told through the eyes of a child. No one does children leads better than Spielberg (see: E.T., EMPIRE OF THE SUN), and SUPER 8 truly does have a nostalgic feel to it.
The best part about it is--even though we have almost two-and-a-half minutes of footage--there is zero reveal as to what the creature is or can do, apart from scaring the crap of local canines and the apparent ability to make things float ominously.