In 1979, a group of kids making a movie witness a train crash. When inexplicable events begin to happen in town, the main questions become :"what was on the train?" and "why did it crash?".
The action and special effects are entertaining, the problem is with the story.
The story does NOT live up to expectations, what you'd expect from the previews and trailer. The plot is very weak, and the story is mostly implausible.
Super 8 is super lame.