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Stranger Things...

Post by Yojimbo » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:26 am

Not as "cool" as folks really want to believe and could have been edited down to 5 or 6 episodes and we wouldn't have missed much! :facts:

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Post by Neon Maniac » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:42 pm

Agree to disagree. I enjoyed every minute of it. Watched it twice. Can't wait for the second season. But then I used to work for the OOE at a secret installation in NV, so maybe it was just more realistic to me.

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Post by Alien Redrum » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:33 pm

I Ioved every minute of it, especially the bike chase scene.

I will say, though, its popularity sets it up for disappointment.
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Post by DJBenz » Tue May 02, 2017 3:02 pm

I managed to see it as the hype tidal wave was just starting to swell. Had I waited another month or so I think I would have been fairly disappointed. It's a good show, the 80s vibe was great, but I agree that it could have been tighter in the edit, a lot of the story threads seemed to drag on far too long.
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Re: Stranger Things...

Post by shiki-jitsu » Mon May 15, 2017 8:18 pm

Yojimbo wrote:
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Not as "cool" as folks really want to believe and could have been edited down to 5 or 6 episodes and we wouldn't have missed much! :facts:
100% agree. Too much filler, easily could and should have been edited down a few eps. Some of the characters got on my nerves... Lucas and Dustin I am squarely looking at you. Overall they captured the feel right. It was a decent enough story. I wasn't crazy about the ending so much and I could have definitely done without the epilogue. I don't have high hopes for S2.

It's so weird, I thought there was a thread on here about it. I remember writing similar thoughts, but it must have been in emails. :umm:

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Post by Neon Maniac » Tue May 16, 2017 8:46 pm

There was no thread here on it. That must've been at the other forum you go to. :mad:

I still agree to disagree. I think maybe the timing of how much hype about it have you swallowed first makes a difference. I'd never heard of it until I had multiple people (AR was one) telling me specifically I would dig it. No other info. And I dug that bitch like a well.

Cuts, edits, etc. What you are really saying is you did not like the director's art. I enjoyed the cuts and edits as they very much reminded me of Super 8. I actually think Super 8 had more influence over Stranger Things than the 80's.

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Post by BluejeanBaby » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:30 pm

There was a good podcast interview with the editors from Stranger Things on GC where they specifically go into why they paced the show the way they did. It's pretty interesting. http://gocreativeshow.com/editing-stran ... an-gcs100/

Apparently they approached editing ST "organically as opposed to purposefully." It explains why some may feel it could have gotten to the point quicker and why some feel it was perfect the way it is.

Personally, I love their approach to it.

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Re: Stranger Things...

Post by shiki-jitsu » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:48 pm

Watching season 2... holy shit the wall to wall music is fucking annoying. So far I am a little bored, but I’m only 2 eps in so far.

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Post by Alien Redrum » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:12 pm

:lol:
Me on Facebook wrote:Digging Stranger Things Season 2 despite already reading the inevitable backlash from hipster jackasses.
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Post by shiki-jitsu » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:29 pm

Alien Redrum wrote:
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Me on Facebook wrote:Digging Stranger Things Season 2 despite already reading the inevitable backlash from hipster jackasses.
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You have to admit the constant look at what year it is references, and the wall-to-wall music is a bit much. We get it, it’s 1984.

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Post by Alien Redrum » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:42 pm

I love it. Shout at the Devil? YES PLEASE.

GOD FORBID THEY HAVE A GODDAMN SOUNDTRACK, SHIKI.
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Re: Stranger Things...

Post by shiki-jitsu » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:21 pm

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I love it. Shout at the Devil? YES PLEASE.

GOD FORBID THEY HAVE A GODDAMN SOUNDTRACK, SHIKI.
Well, I didn’t know you like musicals so much. :mad:

Of course I love Shout at the Devil... but I also didn’t need girls on film, islands in the stream, wango tango, etc etc etc. and none of those kids would have been really dancing to shout at the devil at a party except for madmax’s brother.

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Post by Alien Redrum » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:45 pm

JUST STOP WATCHING BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY NITPICKING.
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Re: Stranger Things...

Post by shiki-jitsu » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:43 pm

And why is everyone in Hawkins a republican? Going to tell me there were no Mondale fans there? :shake:

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Re: Stranger Things...

Post by Neon Maniac » Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:02 am

OMG Shiki. Stop being the internet hipsters AR warned me about :( :(

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I didn't notice the music until you mentioned it, and I agree about that a bit. They could back off, they don't need all Top 100 hits from 1984 there. However, in my neck of the woods, Shout at the Devil was indeed played at an 8th grade dance, circa 1984-85. BAM! Not so smart are you now? Mr. Internet Hipster.

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I'm at about Ep5 now. Gotta say that Will and Mike pretty much are the same person to me. One is tall, one is small. Other than that, they're interchangeable. I dig Dustin and Black Dustin. Max kicks ass and is a good addition. I really hate the Camaro driving Billy though. With his wild hair and pretty boy looks. smh. He's got a story, but I don't wanna know it. Paul Reiser is awsome in this! He's so good playing a weiner type.

I wonder if Barb is such a big issue in this season because everybody made fun of them for ignoring Barb's plight in S1.

OMG I'm glad they added Sean Astin so now AR has a character to empathize with.

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