When your good friends’ son lands the leading role in the summer’s blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, of course you stay up late to see the 12:01 a.m. showing the day it is released. And that is exactly what we did last night along with a couple hundred other friends, classmates,and family of Joel Courtney. We watched Super 8.
And here’s what I’d like to say about it. Though this is not my favorite genre of movie, having lots of things blowing up and jumping out, it was fun and I enjoyed it. Joel (who played Joe) was amazing. He was just crazy good! You see a film from a little bit of a different angle when a friend is playing in it. How did he do that? He gave the leading character charm and sympathy, and I don’t say that just because I know him.
So hat’s off to Joel Courtney as his acting career is launched! God is certainly crowning him with success at a very early age, and I’ll be watching closely to see where this takes him and his family, and wishing him Godspeed!