A Super 8 trailer, courtesy of Twitvid

Friday March 11th 2011


At 11am this morning, the official Twitter account for JJ Abram’s Super 8 unexpectedly tweeted the film’s first full-length trailer. This is amazing for a number of reasons:

THEY HOSTED IT ON TWITVID
Yep, what was once the preserve of indignant protestors and annoying festivalgoers is now the home of the first trailer for a major Spielberg-produced blockbuster. Fuck you, ‘Yahoo Movies’!
Best of all, because it’s just a normal upload and not some kind of corporate partnership, we’ve still got the option to rotate the trailer through 360 degrees. Trippy.

THEY DID IT IN THE MIDDLE OF NIGHT
It was 3am in L.A. when the fateful tweet went out, meaning that the lucky few who were still paying attention to their timelines saw it before the Slash Films of this world got their grubby hands all over it. It’s like King of Limbs all over again.

IT’S BRILLIANT
Seriously, have you seen the fucking thing? THEY’VE HAD CALLS FROM PEOPLE WHO FOUND LOCAL DOGS… BUT THE CALLS COMING IN AREN’T LOCAL!!!!

BETSY’S BEEN DEAD FOR TEN YEARS!!!!