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​New Netflix Film Is Being Compared To Stranger Things, The Goonies And Independence Day

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​New Netflix Film Is Being Compared To Stranger Things, The Goonies And Independence Day

A new Netflix film is being compared to the likes of Stranger Things, The Goonies and Independence Day - which means it's already up there with the best.

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Rim of the World is a new movie about four 'misfit campers' who must band together and conquer their fears to help save the world during an alien invasion. I know, no biggie, right?

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It was only added to Netflix a few days ago, but since its release on 24 May it's managed to go straight into the top spot of Netflix's Top 10:

Fans are also already comparing it to some of the best action/adventure films of all time - including everything from classic capers like The Goonies and Jurassic Park through to more contemporary hits such as Stranger Things.

One person tweeted: "I'm watching Rim of the World on Netflix right now. It's the Independence Day/Goonies feeling that I needed this morning."

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Another said: "Netflix's Rim of the World movie basically looks like Independence Day meets Stranger Things meets Jurassic Park meets The Goonies."

A third also wrote: "Watching Rim Of The World on Netflix, and its very much what if The Goonies or Stranger Things kids went to Summer Camp and Independence Day happened And I'm kinda loving it."

A fourth added: "Everybody go watch Rim of the World on Netflix. It's like Stranger Things meets Independence Day. All those kids are so funny. I'm about to stan."

A still from Rim of the World. Credit: Netflix
A still from Rim of the World. Credit: Netflix
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The film's screenwriter and executive producer, Zack Stentz, (who also co-wrote the screenplay for Thor, incidentally) told CNET it's actually no coincidence the film reminds many of us of retro adventure films we enjoyed as youngsters.

"I wrote Rim of the World as an original script back in 2016 (yes, before Stranger Things came out) as a love letter to the kids' adventure movies I grew up with," he explained.

"I wanted specifically to tell a story about modern 21st-century kids thrown into a dangerous and scary situation without their parents or smartphones to guide them, and show them learning they're braver and smarter and more capable than they realised."

The kids from Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix
The kids from Stranger Things. Credit: Netflix
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Stentz continued: "Rim of the World owes a lot to the classic 1980s kids' adventures. I first pitched it as Goonies meets Independence Day, but in my mind it owes more to Stand By Me meets E.T.

"It does differ from both the classics and more modern updates like Stranger Things and It by being set firmly in 2019 rather than the 1980s.

"Our kids are diverse and modern, dealing with thoroughly contemporary problems and issues. A big part of their story is learning they're just as capable and independent as their 1980s predecessors when given the chance to be.

"As I love Attack the Block, this is less of a straight action film and more of an adventure/character story about four kids learning things about each other and themselves while on a journey together - only with aliens, looters and Marines thrown into the mix."

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Have you seen Rim of the World yet? If so, which classic movies did it remind you of? Tell us what you think over at Netflix Bangers on Facebook.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Stranger Things, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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