Ok, I have a question about Super 8. In a scene toward the end, Donny lets Joe drive his car because he is too stoned. During the next scene we see a tank fire, along with other shots being fired/explosions.
My question is: What the hell are they shooting at? Isn't the alien underground? I know some military guy said something about misfiring... Is the alien causing all military devices to malfunction? How would the alien force the tanks to fire?