Film Analysis Of The Movie 'Stranger Things'

749 Words3 Pages
‘’Stranger Things’’- a love letter to the 80s ‘’Stranger Things’’ is a Netflix original sci-fi series that graced our screens in the summer of 2016. It is based off a time when classic science fiction tales enthralled audiences with such works such as ‘’Alien’’, ‘’Back to the Future’’, and ‘’E.T.’’, so the show is reminiscent of many classic 80’s movie elements, doused in nostalgia. It is clear the creators of ‘’Stranger Things’’, The Duffer Brothers, know the era, one could say, inside out and upside down, and this shines through. The series follows the curious occurrences in a small Indiana town in 1983 when a 12-year-old boy, Will (Noah Schnapp), goes missing without a trace. Will’s mother, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder), starts a frenzied investigation into the disappearance, seeking the help of local authorities. At the same time, Will’s friends carry out their own investigation, but instead of their friend, they cross paths with a strange, nameless girl.…show more content…
They add to the nostalgic quirkiness of the show. ‘’Stranger Things’’ is one of the highest-ranking Netflix shows, and rightly so. It is atmospheric, captivating, dark and even frightening in the right places, yet light in some others, like watching a more modern take on a fairy-tale mixed with ‘’X-files’’. It is like a full-featured movie, complete with strong, professional and believable performances from all actors, beautiful cinematography and special effects, complete with a wonderful 80s soundtrack. This show is a throwback to an era that was popular for its dodgy fashion, classic pop, rock and the many films that define the science fiction genre today. It is greatly influenced by many of the era’s reigning creators such as Spielberg, Stephen King just to name a couple and manages to bring these iconic elements into one, making ‘’Stranger Things’’ almost like a love letter to the
Open Document