Stranger Things: Season 4 TV review - Aussieboyreviews
HOW SCARY, GORY, EXCITING AND DARK IS STRANGER THINGS: SEASON 4?
The fourth season of Stranger Things provides movie-length episodes, trippy effects and lots of sci-fi action. But it feels like it’s more to excite and impress than actually entertain.
Eight months after the events at Starcourt Mall, the town of Hawkins is reunited with darkness when a dead body is found and they falsely believe student Eddie Munson is the leader of a cult responsible for a series of mysterious murders.
Creator: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer
Cast: Finn Wolfhard, Joe Keery, Millie Bobby Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Noah Schnapp
Release Date (Australia): 27 May 2022
Episodes: Chapter One: The Hellfire Club / Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse / Chapter Three: The Monster and the Superhero / Chapter Four: Dear Billy / Chapter Five: The Nina Project / Chapter Six: The Dive / Chapter Seven: The Massacre at Hawkins Lab / Chapter Eight: Papa / Chapter Nine: The Piggyback
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller
Language: English, Russian
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The series contains supernatural themes, fantasy themes and science fiction themes, as well as thematic material including bullying, torture, drug dealing and depictions of large fantasy monsters.
There are depictions of bloody fantasy monster attacks, people being shot, corpses with blood detail, and a scene in which a fantasy creature is dismembered and decapitated.
There are uses of the words “s**t”, “hell”, “p***ies”, “damn”, “goddamn”, “douche”, “ass”, “**shole”, “bastard” and “crap” throughout the series.
The series features moderate drug references.
A nude man’s briefly obscured buttocks are distantly viewed.
The series features sexual references, including verbal references to teenagers “experimenting sexually” and playboys.
Aussie boy's thoughts
Despite movie-length episodes, remarkably trippy effects and sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural excitement, Stranger Things’ fourth season feels more to excite and impress than to actually entertain. Some fans will absolutely adore getting to spend more time with the brilliant cast as they rescue the 1980s town of Hawkins from fantasy monsters, but it’s not promised to work for everyone. Increasing the amount of time for the episodes only cuts the excitement levels in half, and although the mystery rolls smoothly and the entire thing is filled with excellent effects, it’s not as entertaining as its previous seasons. Fans can expect the humour, goriness, fantasy monsters and sharp ideas to all be executed finely.
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