Fans of ‘E.T,’ ‘The Goonies,’ hell even ‘Super 8’ prepare yourselves, as this trailer is going to knock your socks off. Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things,’ which takes place in 1983 and looks to be borrowing heavily from those Steven Spielberg classics, looks like a show that will garner some serious attention once it is released on July 15. The 8 episode season will feature a story about a lost boy (whose disappearance is briefly and disturbingly shown in the trailer) and how his mother rallies the town of Hawkins to find him. Meanwhile, his three friends and a little girl who seems to have some special abilities are also on the hunt, tracking down leads in the forest on their bikes. The whole thing is steeped in nostalgia for the 80s and a love of adventure and the supernatural, and definitely pushed the right buttons for anyone looking for something unique to watch this summer. And with the great cast it has acquired (Winona Ryder (‘Show Me a Hero’), David Harbour (‘Suicide Squad’), Finn Wolfhard (‘Supernatural’), Millie Brown (‘Grey’s Anatomy’) and Matthew Modine (‘Proof’)), it is sure to be an entertaining and well-acted ride.
Does this feel like a show you might be interested in watching? Does it feel almost took much like an ‘E.T.’ ripoff? Check it out for yourself below, and then share your thoughts in the comments below!
Full synopsis below:
Set in Hawkins Indiana in the 1980’s, Stranger Things chronicles the search for a young boy who vanishes into thin air under highly suspicious circumstances. His mother (Winona Ryder) opens an investigation into the boy’s disappearance with local authorities that unravels a series of mysteries involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the ubiquitous cult classics of the 80’s,Stranger Things is a coming of age story for three boys that draws this quaint community into a world where mysteries lurk beneath the surface.
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