I enjoyed the spin on an alien movie set in the 70's. JJ Abrams is creative and a rising talented story teller. Child actors are great and are able to carry the story. The language used was a bit much at times mainly due to children using swear words but contrary to other comments, Goonies and ET did have kids using adult language. Other movies out there have far more language issues. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend the movie.