Netflix is merging the ’80s and ’90s with a new upcoming original film called Rim of the World that makes no bones about being directly inspired by Independence Day and Stranger Things. That being said, there’s something to the openness and honesty this movie that has me thinking, “Yeah, I can get behind this.” After all, I think the art of horror/adventure films aimed at children is a rare breed these days, so anything that helps fill that void is 100% okay by me!
Check out the trailer for Rim of the World below.
“Summer camp at Rim of the World has barely begun when four misfit teenagers — Alex, ZhenZhen, Dariush, and Gabriel — find they’ve got bigger problems to face than learning how to canoe and climb ropes when aliens suddenly invade the planet. Alone in a campground once teeming with people, the kids are unexpectedly entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion. Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way, it’s clear what they must do: band together, conquer their fears, and save the world.“
Written by Zack Stenz and directed by McG, Rim of the World stars Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto, and Andrew Bachelor.