Well, my free Netflix month has ended. I shall miss it but I'll live.
To close proceedings I watched something I had been looking forward to, Midnight Special and I hoped it would fit right into the Stranger Things vibe.
Essentially a film about a young boy and his connection to extraterrestrials, the tag line read something like 'Close Encounters of a New Kind'.
I was hugely disappointed with Midnight Special. It was a complete let down and having promised new encounters it delivered nothing but tedious stops on a pointless road trip filmed at night.
The only decent effect was used throughout the movie to keep it afloat, a Cyclops-like laser beam from the kid's eyes.
Alas, light-up eyes were not enough to rescue it from oblivion. Annoyingly much of the action was filmed in the dark - presumably the 'midnight' in the title - but the 'special' never came.
I was glad when the kid was finally beamed up.
Reminding me of Nic Cage's Knowing, Midnight Special was a missed opportunity to say something new and despite name-dropping Spielberg's masterpiece Close Encounters it offered no encounters of any kind whatsoever.
I may be being harsh. I doubt if it spawned any merchandise.
Just my opinion anyway. What did you think of Midnight Special?