Stranger Things: Director Steven Spielberg calls Netflix hit ‘brilliant’

After nearly two years in the pop culture landscape, Netflix’s Stranger Things sees high praise at every turn. But this time, it’s from Steven Spielberg.

Stranger Things is getting some attention the living legend of film….

Syfy Wire’s reporting Steven Spielberg is getting a little strange. If you’re a Stranger Things fan, you know the Netflix series draws much inspiration from the works of Spielberg. Ingraining the icon’s voice into the premise, not to mention the ’80s setting, the Duffer Brothers are certainly fans of the Indiana Jones director. But now, it looks like the 71-year-old filmmaker’s sending a little love of his own.

Try not being killed by the Demogorgon and check out what Spielberg says in James Cameron’s six-part AMC event, Story of Science Fiction:

Stranger Thing is pure science fiction. It touches on a lot of the movies that you and I and others have made, but it does it brilliantly. It’s a brilliant amalgam of genres but all having to do with one thing. You love those kids, and you do not want anything bad to happen to them. Stranger Things, for all its brilliant imaginings, is about those characters.”

Not gonna lie, I’m beyond digging this whole situation.

Now deep into Season 3 production, Stranger Things is one of the most popular series out there. Drawing over 15 million viewers in the first week of Season 2, seemingly everyone loves being in the Upside Down. And with the cast as close as any, I’ll bet we’re just beginning this Hawkins rollercoaster.

With Stranger Things 3 coming, there’s sure to be amazing things happening in the popular series. After starring in some great cult films, Saw’s Cary Elwes is coming to the show. On top of that, Francesca Reale is coming on board in a reportedly important role. Throw in an expansion of Priah Ferguson’s part (Lucas’ sister), and the third year may be the best yet.

Stranger Things stars Millie Bobby BrownFinn Wolfhard and Winona Ryder. Series creators are Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Netflix handles distribution while 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre produce. The horror hit returns to Netflix in 2019.

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