This is the kind of trailer that makes me miss drive-in movie theaters, the Midwest and days when I had a lot more time for and dedication to keeping up with movies.
Growing up we moved around a lot, but no matter where we were there was a drive-in movie theater, and summer days with my family drinking Coke and eating home-popped popcorn out of the back of our minivan are some of my best memories. As I got older family was replaced with friends, and eventually in high school the local drive-in was closed. When I went away to school I started dating a boy who, on our second date, surprised me with a trip to a drive-in movie theater 40 minutes away from campus and I was instantly smitten. A week before graduation, three of my best friends and I went to the drive-in and, the only four people in the parking lot, had what might have been one of the most fun nights of my life.
You can see any movie at a drive-in, but there are some that are made to be watched from the back bed of a pick-up (or the front seat with the windows rolled up, when it starts raining), and this is one of them. This is the kind of movie, also, that promises you’ll leave satisfied. It’s not junk food. It’s something else.
I’ve always loved movies. There’s nothing like the feeling you get 30 minutes in when you’re settled in and away from everything else in the world. There’s a lot of hope in a good movie.
(The still above is from the trailer for Super 8, which comes out June 10. Click to view it here.)