This really felt like a nostaglia piece. Set in 1979, and not just feeling like a movie set in an earlier time, it felt like a movie made in an earlier time. It was very Spielberg 80s, done by a person who clearly grew up in the 80s watching Spielberg films. J.J. Abrams seems to have similar tastes to me, and I love everything he does. It was kind of like The Goonies, but actually good – and with monsters.