Did we just say “finally”? Well, we were wrong, as there’s one more tiny snippet of info to pore over, hidden within the logo before the film’s title-card. A bit of freeze-framing reveals a message board covered in bits of paper, many of which are messages requesting “help.”
So what sort of threat could they be facing that a note on a message board could possibly help? “Help, there’s a monster in my garden”? “Help, there are aliens bloody everywhere”? Or are these people worried about a more human menace. Again, we can’t help feeling that whatever was in that crate isn’t necessarily the same thing that is tearing the town apart. After all, if somebody went to the trouble of delivering this weird cargo, wouldn’t they want to find out where it went?
Nope, this is purest Abrams. A sneaky, internet-baiting tease of the highest order. Curse you J.J. CURSE YOU!!!!