Summer of 84 ★★½

A fun but forgettable 80s homage. Summer of 84 seems intent on merely checking the boxes of its influences, rather than building off of, or exploring them in any interesting way.

It's well shot, and decently acted, but the various elements here never feel like they are doing much more than going through the motions. Imagine 'Stranger Things' with less talented kids, no supernatural elements and no killer synth score, and that's basically what you end up with here. The idea of your neighbors being evil has been explored in much more interesting ways elsewhere.