Hawkins loves the weird and unusual parts of monster-induced horror. Those are the 80s horror icons that Stranger Things pays homage to.
Matt and Ross Duffer, the creators of Stranger Things, have said many times that the show is “a love letter to the 80s.” There are some movies from the 1980s that changed the way we think about terror and gave monsters cannon that even nightmares couldn’t match. Is it the same blanket that covers the fans of Stranger Things?
If you want to get your dice and join a D&D game, you can’t help but watch Stranger Things. It’s almost impossible not to want to play. The show is very much like the movies and books it is based on. It follows a group of kids who have to deal with things that they can’t even imagine. With each season, there is a new piece of pop culture that will be looked at in a new way. However, the Duffer Brothers don’t skimp on their special effects. Most of them are real, which helps them pay even more attention to a time when CGI monsters were rare. On Netflix, Eleven and her friends have been watched more than 582 million hours so far. How does Stranger Things pay homage to horror movies from the 1980s?
The 80s were a time when there were a lot of monsters that were scary
John Carpenter’s Halloween made a lot of money in 1978, so the horror genre was able to grow a lot. It was by the 80s that monsters and slashers took over the screen. In the movie Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees was the kind of boy who was always a favorite of his mom. VHS tapes also made these movies more accessible to a wider group of people. It was also true that some of the most well-known horror stars from the 1980s were on screen. Stephen King, who has been called the “king of horror,” made monsters come to life in paperback form. He is also who the Duffer brothers say helped them come up with the idea for Stranger Things and give them a lot of their ideas.
Pennywise the clown, one of the most well-known characters in Stephen King’s work, leaves a big mark on the first season’s big bad. It’s like a shark that’s on the prowl for people in Hawkins. The demogorgon is a long creature with a head that opens up to a set of sharp teeth. As soon as Will Byers flashes that set of teeth, it is thought that he tried to run away from the creature. The demogorgon looks like an alien and has a set of jaws that look like Pennywise’s in the movie It. In the miniseries, Tim Curry’s Pennywise opens his jaws as he changes into something that can eat.
During the 1980s, the heart of the decade was
It was Halloween in Season 2Netflix. Mike, Will, Dustin, and Lucas were all there. Not everything in the town of Hawkins is bad. That’s where the show really has its power, and that’s where the true heart of the show lies. We learn about the boys in season one before Will goes missing. They play Dungeons and Dragons, a game that was very popular in the late 70s and early 80s. In season two, after Will survives being turned upside down, the boys come back. They dress up as the Ghostbusters for Halloween. The two references aren’t scary at all. They talk about things that happen to kids.
A lot of people have their DNA in the hit sci-fi movie. Stephen King isn’t the only one. As you watch the show, you’ll see a lot of nice things about Steven Spielberg. Stranger Things is a story about friendship and family. Eleven finds a home with her friends and with the brooding Sheriff Hopper, who had lost his own family. In the ruins of their pasts, the two find each other and fall in love with each other. During the seasons of Stranger Things, there are a lot of themes that pay homage to movies made by Spielberg. They always come out on top, no matter how dark, how fantasy-like, or how hopeless things are. Those who come out on top are the ones we always want to help. Spielberg’s Gremlins, even though it looks like a light-hearted movie, has a dark undertone. In season two, the demodogs bring death wherever they go.
The place to be is
The mall was the heart of American shopping in the 1980s and 1990s. The first shopping mall opened in 1922, but it was more like a walking path with a few shops. Over time, the mall became not only a popular place to hang out, but also the place to go for all of one’s shopping needs. In season three, the mall is one of the main places the Stranger Things gang meets. The kids are now young teens. It’s hard for Will Byers, who hasn’t been home for nearly a year of his childhood, to get used to the group’s new friendship style. The scene is no longer Mike’s basement and board games. It’s a different place. Eleven’s makeover scene set to “Material Girl” is not the only thing viewers get to see. They also get to see Steve go from being their own babysitter to working at Scoops Ahoy.
Starcourt Mall is also where the Mind Flayer and the group of people they love fight in the show’s last fight scene. It was used in a lot of 80s movies, not just horror, and the mall was the setting. There are a lot of scenes in Fast Times at Ridgemont High that take place in the mall. When the movie starts, the mall opens. When the movie ends, the mall is closed. During their shift at the mall, a group of workers get stuck inside and have to fight off the robots who think they are intruders. It was no accident that the Duffers made the Starcourt the root of the core evil that lurks beneath the floors of the mall. It’s going to be Stranger Things season four in May 2022. It’s going to be full of nostalgia and a new bad guy.
Sigourney Weaver is coming back for Avatar 2 CRAZY!
In the first Avatar, Weaver’s scientist character died, but now she’s back as the protagonists’ adopted Na’vi daughter.
We were all surprised when we heard about 17 billion years ago that Sigourney Weaver would be back for James Cameron’s Avatar sequels (even more so than with the idea of there being multiple Avatar sequels). But now that we know how Weaver is going to come back, we’re even more confused.
Empire magazine has said that Weaver will play a completely different character in Avatar: The Way of Water. In the first movie, she played Dr. Grace Augustine, the creator of the Human-Na’vi switcheroo Avatar Program, who died at the end. And no, it’s not a human. It’s Jake and Neytiri’s daughter, who is about to turn 16.
Weaver will play Kiri, Jake and Neytiri’s adopted daughter. It looks like we’ll meet a lot of Jake and Neytiri’s family in The Way of Water. Weaver told Empire what it was like to play a digitized blue teenager, “I think we all pretty much remember how we felt when we were that age.” “Oh, yes, I do. When I was 11, I was 5’10” or 5’11” tall. I was sure Kiri would feel uncomfortable a lot of the time. She wants to find out who she is. When Jim gave me that task, I was thrilled.
Now, adults play children all the time, especially in the world of voice acting, and at least one of the photos Empire released of Kiri makes it look like Weaver will also show up as Dr. Augustine again in some way, probably through old footage. But knowing that the Na’vi are mostly brought to life by fancy mocap rigs, it will be strange to see Weaver’s physical performance put on a teenager. Even though he is a blue alien teen with long arms and legs, he is still a teen.
The movie Avatar: The Way of Water will come out in December 2022.
Disney will show new scenes from “Avatar: The Way of Water”
Disney started its CineEurope presentation in Barcelona today with 12 minutes of footage from July’s Marvel fourquel Thor: Love and Thunder. Throughout the show, Disney showed trailers and looks at its other upcoming movies, including four never-before-seen scenes from James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water.
Before the Thor footage, Disney’s Head of Global Theatrical Distribution Tony Chambers talked about the importance of immersive storytelling and the studio’s “robust, diverse slate.” This was followed by about 60 minutes of footage that was introduced by EMEA Head of Theatrical Distribution Nick Rush and EMEA Head of Studio Marketing Lee Jury.
There were prerecorded messages from people like Marvel boss Kevin Feige, who said, “It feels like we’re just getting started, even after 14 years.” As he introduced the Love And Thunder scenes, Thor star Chris Hemsworth said he wished he was in Barcelona, where the sangria “always tastes better.”
Harrison Ford sent a video for Lucasfilm’s Indiana Jones 5, saying that it had been 13 years since the last movie and that it was “time to put on the fedora and crack the whip.”
We also saw parts of Haunted Mansion, Pixar’s Elemental and Strange World, and the ensemble Amsterdam, which was directed by David O. Russell for New Regency.
Sam Mendes sent a video about Empire Of Light by Searchlight. The director of 1917 said that after making that movie, he wrote this one during lockdown. He said it was a “extremely personal story” about music, movies, and finding love in strange places.
Rebecca Kearey, the international head of Searchlight, showed a trailer for See How They Run, which stars Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan, and a teaser for The Banshees of Inisherin, which stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, directed by Martin McDonagh. Searchlight also showed the first scene of Chevalier, which is about the son of an African slave and a French plantation owner who grows up to be a famous composer in France.
The next movie by Thor director Taika Waititi, Next Goal Wins, got an eight-minute sneak peek. The movie is about the American Samoa soccer team. In 2001, they lost to Australia 31-0, which was the worst loss in World Cup history. Michael Fassbender takes over as their new coach.
Disney’s show ended with a visit from Avatar producer Jon Landau, who flew from New Zealand to Barcelona to talk about the next movie in the series. He said that Avatar: The Way of Water was in the final stages of post-production and that it was important to be in Barcelona “to show our support for the exhibition community.”
Landau said that the strength of James Cameron’s scripts is that they have universal themes. “There is nothing more relatable than family,” he said before showing a message from Cameron.
Cameron from New Zealand said that the people working on Avatar were “pushing the limits even further… Every shot is made for the biggest screen and best resolution that can be achieved… I think this is what people want.” He also said, “Our business is not going away.”
Sigourney Weaver Reveals Her Unconventional Role in ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’
Weaver will portray Jake and Neytiri’s adoptive child.
Many pondered what type of role Sigourney Weaver would have in the sequel to James Cameron’s Avatar after the death of her character, Dr. Grace Augustine, who was the leader of the Avatar Program in the previous film. Finally, in an Empire Magazine exclusive, Weaver shared insights about the role she will portray in Avatar: The Way of Water, as well as a new photograph from the film.
Weaver announced to Empire Magazine that she would play Kiri, the adoptive daughter of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldaa), in the film. “I believe we all remember what we were experiencing as teens,” Weaver told Empire Magazine exclusively. “I most definitely do. When I was 11, I was 5′ 10″ or 5′ 11″. I had a strong feeling Kiri would be uncomfortable a lot of the time. She’s trying to figure out who she is. Jim’s assignment of that task excited me.”
A fresh picture, which adds to the character’s mystery, has also been unveiled, hinting at some type of link that Kiri would have with Grace. Kiri is seen inside a lab, staring at a monitor with a recording of Grace on it. Despite not being biologically connected to Jake and Neytiri, Kiri seems to have human traits that other Na’vi do not have, such as five digits and eyebrows, adding to the character’s mystery.
With an obvious link between the two, as well as both characters being performed by the same actor, viewers can only guess on how significant Kiri’s involvement will be in the plot. The character will also appear on a subscriber-exclusive cover of Empire Magazine, which depicts her swimming underwater appreciating Pandora’s aquatic life, as shown in the first teaser.
Weaver and Cameron will work together again for Avatar: The Way of Water, having previously played Ellen Ripley in Aliens and Grace in the first Avatar film. Along with Weaver, Stephen Lang will reprise his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch, the man responsible for Grace’s death, in the sequel. Quaritch, like Weaver’s character, perished in the first film, fueling curiosity regarding his participation in Avatar: The Way of Water. While the roles of both actors remain unknown, fan speculation may continue until the highly anticipated film is released later this year.
On December 16, Avatar: The Way of Water will be released exclusively in cinemas.
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