This is my first time blogging from a tablet so bear with me, because my laptop is on it’s last legs.
I just got finished watching Summer of 84 on Shudder and have to say that it is quite marvelous. Take Stranger things, combine it one fantastic story and this is what you come up with.
Typical 80’s and 90’s plot of bored kids in the Summer stumbling onto an adventure, in this case, is my neighbor a murderer.
Very relatable, all different, all rememberable and more importantly we care about them, which is rare in a movie.
Retro piece usually border on parody or inaccurate. This one is absolutely spot on. You can tell they took care to ensure accuracy over parody.
Superb. They all seem like friends from the get know about and even though these characters are of a different generation from me, they seem so genuine that anyone could relate to them.
There is nothing original here, but that isn’t the point of this movie. It was a really great throwback that, had it existed then, would have been made back in the 1980s and remembered fondly with the likes of Fright Night, The Goonies, Stand by Me, IT or any other retro flicks. This hits on all the right notes and actually decided to be a great movie as well. Give it a look.
4 out of 5