I guess the real question is: What are you going to see after you see Super 8? If you’re an entertainment geek (Exhibit A: You’re reading this blog), then J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller is almost definitely tops on your list this weekend. Plus, the movie got a straight A from EW’s Lisa Schwarzbaum, who called it “loving, playful, and spectacularly well made … easily the best summer movie of the year.” So let’s break it down even further. Super 8 is playing at 240 IMAX locations — will you go searching for one? Is the terrific picture quality worth the extra few bucks for a 2-D movie like this, or would a plain old multiplex screen be just fine? Let us know in the poll below.
Of course, there are other choices: Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (starring Heather Graham) might be a better pick for parents with kids, and the so-British-it-hurts comedy The Trip (with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) offers solid counter programming for anyone who prefers their aliens to be the across-the-pond variety. Plus, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris expands into 750 theaters this week, so let’s throw that into the mix as well. Ready to vote?