…had to choose between that and Green Lantern: I think that I chose wisely. It was absolutely vintage early Spielberg… and while I have nothing at all against later Spielberg, it was nice to be reminded why we gave Spielberg a chance to show us later Spielberg in the first place. If you fondly remember seeing E.T., The Goonies, and/or Close Encounters of the Third Kind in theaters growing up, you should have a good time at this film.
There’s also a nice 1950s Atomic Horror movie sensibility going through the whole thing, too. Always a plus.