John Pavlich and I open up J J Abrams’ mystery box and like what we see, if only because it reminds us so much of all the films we loved from our childhood. We heap praise all over the place, repeated forgive it its sins and excesses, and try to nitpick anachronisms.
We compare it to other J J Abrams films, Steven Spielberg films, The Explorers, The Goonies, Aliens, and Alf.
Bonus: we manage to keep it clean.
We’re watching the Blu-ray. Start right after the Paramount logo on the countdown.