ATTENTION TO ALL OF YOU WHO LIVED YOUR YOUTH IN YEARS 80’s: If you liked movies like Goonies, Poltergeist, The Evil Dead, The Thing, Alien(s), Star Wars, ET, Clouse Encounters of the Third Degree, Indiana Jones, It (by Stephen King), and all of you who grow up playing Dungeons & Dragons, you should definitely watch Stranger Things!
But watch it accordingly: At night, turn off your mobile, what’s-app, Facebook, Instagram, blah blah blah, watch as you should watch every movie; with immersion, transport yourself into the adventure, and I assure you, you will remember how it used to be, when going to the movies itself was already an adventure. You will be transported to the 80's and re-live the atmosphere of that decade, even for a while.
Stranger Things is a new mini TV Series by Netflix, consisting of 8 episodes. Each episode is almost an hour long, so have in mind that you’ll need almost 8 hours in order to finish it. Personally, I watched all 8 episodes in just 3 days!
The story is set in Hawkins Indiana, in 1983, and it revolves around the disappearance of the young Will Byers. But as his family, his three close friends and the town Sheriff are looking to find him, they stumble across an unexplainable and a horrific chain of events. And when a mysterious girl named Helen enters the story, everything becomes more complicated and mysterious than before.
Everything in this series has a wonderfully dark - 80's - feel, starting from the music and the neon letters of the opening titles… As for the songs they picked to play in the background, well… they are just fantastic!
The kids in Stranger Things, who are actually the main characters, are just fantastic in every single role. Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin aka "Toothless" will most likely become everyone's instant favourite with his harmless look, his geeky personality and his constant swearing. But all the kids are very capable in their roles and bring their own dynamic to their fellowship.
When I was watching it, it brought to my mind the TV series Wayward Pines, which I have seen a few years before, because there are some similarities to the story. But this one is far better in my opinion.
If I had to rate Stranger things, I would give a number between 8.0 and 8.5 out of 10.0
IMDB’s rating is 9.1 out of 10.0
By clicking on the following YT link you will be able to watch a trailer in order to have a small idea.