After a month of sifting through the 30-second Super 8 teaser that played during the Super Bowl, J.J. Abrams has revealed a teensy bit more of his mysterious sci-fi maybe-alien-invasion Spielberg homage. The first full trailer for Super 8 has hit the internet. As you might expect, it doesn’t really give many hints about the thing that punches out of an overturned train car. But you do learn a little bit more about the main character, a Spielberg-ish kid protagonist with an emotionally distant father (Kyle Chandler) and posse of friends who enjoy biking and filmmaking. In the wake of an explosive train crash, mysterious things start happening around town — people start to disappear, the military rolls into town, and most eerily of all, all the town’s dogs run away. Otherwise, you’ve got lots of enigmatic shots of devastation and explosion — all set to music that sounds like Michael Giacchino channeling John Williams, which is more or less what heaven sounds like. Check out the trailer after the jump…

If you’re interested in knowing more, click here for a full synopsis of the film. What do you think of this extended peek at Super 8?

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