Nods To Other Movies (And Moviemakers)
Abrams did this in Trek, with Kirk pulling up to the under-construction U.S.S. Enterprise being his version of Luke standing before Tatooine's setting suns in A New Hope. And his Super 8, despite a flawed narrative, succeeds at evoking a pitch-perfect Spielbergian tone. The director is well-known for couching his vision of the final frontier in that of the galaxy far, far away. Now that the director is officially allowed to play in Lucasfilm's sandbox, expect more callbacks to other iconic moments from Lucas' Holy Trilogy.