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The Stranger Things 3 Trailer Drops & Who The Heck Is Kissing At 2:18?

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The Stranger Things season three trailer has finally dropped, and it looks like our favorite tweens will have something even scarier than demigorgons to contend with this time around: puberty.

That’s not to say there isn’t plenty of supernatural mischief for Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven to contend with this summer. *We* know there’s a giant monster lurking in the Upside Down waiting to strike, even if the kids don’t, but don’t think they’ve let their guard down. We definitely see some residual paranoia in Dustin, who maces Lucas in a welcome-home surprise gone wrong. He’s going to need that killer instinct this summer when Stranger Things trades in evil doctors for assassins and demigorgons for a monster that looks like it might have eaten a demigorgon.

If Stranger Things season two was basically just a giant Halloween-themed promo for a Halloween Horror Nights maze, season three takes the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and turns it up to Eleven. And speaking of our favorite science project, Millie Bobby Brown rocks some major ’80s outfits as she discovers (along with the rest of Reagan’s America) the wonders of the mall, a major setting in the third season if the trailer is any indication. Nothing screams “Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul” like Steve Harrington’s mall job and Eleven’s consumerism overload.

“We’re not kids anymore,” Mike says, underscoring the growing up our main characters have done in the nearly *two years* we’ve had to wait for season three. We’ve all grown old waiting for this season to be released, my dude. “What did you think, we’re just gonna sit in my basement all day and play games for the rest of our lives?”

It’s the last minute of the trailer when the drama really hits. Why is Eleven drowning in an abyss? What TF is growing on Billy’s arm? Was that Steve being held at gunpoint? Who was kissing at the 2:18 minute mark? (Our guess is Eleven and Mike but all these kids’ hair is the same!) And Jesus Christ *WHAT* is that monster?

The trailer leaves us with tons of questions, naturally, but the most important one might be the final one to Steve: “How many children are you friends with?”

Good question, random new coworker girl. All that and more will hopefully be answered on the Fourth of July when Stranger Things season three is released, and the season seems to be building to a July 4-themed climax as well complete with fireworks, a carnival, and terrifying demon monsters. Growing up is hard to do, but waiting another three months for the new season is going to be even harder.

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