Last year’s teaser trailer for J.J. Abrams’s Super 8 was as vague as it was violent. Which made me think it was some kind of indirect sequel to Cloverfield. Which, in turn, made me apprehensive about seeing it.

But the Super Bowl trailer released on Sunday puts Steven Spielberg’s name as producer up front and the tone of the piece deftly blends hazy mid-70’s nostalgia with a hint of the unknown through the eyes of a child – a Spielberg specialty. I walked away from this trailer with a sense more akin to E.T. – The Extra Terrestrial or Close Encounters of the Third Kind than I did before.

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