Paramount strolled into New York City earlier tonight to show off a 2011 slate packed with potential blockbusters and possible record-setters, like 'Thor,' 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' 'Puss in Boots,' 'Paranormal Activity 3,' 'Tintin,' 'Footloose' and 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.' But the film that owned the night was J.J. Abrams' 'Super 8,' which brought with it approximately 22 minutes of footage broken up into two scenes shown out of sequence.

The first was an extended version of the train accident shown in the trailer, with the other being an extended version of the scene in the trailer where the store clerk is yanked back through the aisle by some ... thing. Paramount chief Brad Grey was on hand to open up the evening with a nice tribute to Elizabeth Taylor, followed by a fun glance through Paramount's 100-year history. The clip montage ended with a look at 2011, including a sneak peek at 'Footloose' (think 'Dirty Dancing' meets that epic high school party you weren't invited to) and 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol' (the scenes they shot on top of the world's largest building in Dubai will probably go down as some of the coolest stunts we see all year, hands down).

And then came 'Super 8'...
Super 8
PG-132011
Based on 41 critics

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