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Simply Irresistible: Jacob “Mistavuhsace” Romero
By Jocelyn Estrada El Rodeo Staff Writer
From skating on the city hall steps to making beats so sick he has to take medicine, Jacob “Mistavuhsace” is simply irresistible! Although labeled by his peers as a “class clown”, he can always be found volunteering at pep rallies and managing to keep his studies on track.
Netflix hit a sweet spot when making the show Stranger Things, which was released this past summer. The show is very obviously a love-letter to movies of the 80’s such as Close Encounters of The Third Kind and The Goonies with its familiar story about an outcast group of kids uncovering a mystery in their quiet town, but manages to fuse it with modern cinematography and fantastic child acting; breaking it away from living in the shadows of those classic movies. The story at a surface level seemed tired and played out, but writers, Matt and Ross Duffer were able to rework the tropes that the show centers on in such a way that the viewer never really knows if their expectations are safe from being flipped. The cinematography of the show is also very strong. Shots of kids riding their bikes down the street strike similar tones as The Goonies. Much like the script, the cinematography is given a modern spin, giving scenes with vast wilderness and scenes with the kids in the basement their atmosphere. But have One of the only downsides may be what makes Stranger Things so good: Nostalgia. Scenes from the show do pay homage to movies of the 80’s, but at some points, it does feel like a beat for beat remake of those movies, which can get stale for someone who grew up on those films. Whether or not the show can stand without such reliance on nostalgia, depends on the follow-up season which has been confirmed for a 2017 release. If you are a fan of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, or just a fan of good TV shows, you should check this show out.