Review: Stranger Things Volume 2 Electrifies Season 4

REVIEW: Stranger Things Volume 2 electrifies season 4

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Learn how the Stranger Things series was even more successful with episodes of Volume 2 of Season 4, which brought an electrifying finale.

Stranger Things Volume 2 brought an electrifying season 4 finale, mixing series and cinema. It had romance, drama, music, horror, suspense, iconic wigs, amazing costumes, all-you-can-eat special effects and much more. The episodes, with long durations, approximate to feature films, are spectacles of acting and effects.

The length of the Volume 2 episodes surprised many critics on both Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. The long run already existed in Volume 1, but in Volume 2, the time goes over two hours. The eighth episode, “Daddy”, lasts for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The ninth and final season of the season, “And the plan of Eleven”, reaches 2 hours and 20 minutes. Time exceeds that of some top box office movies.

A large number of plot twists maintain interest during the long-running episodes. It's hard not to think of a moment when those watching aren't rooting for one side or the other. It's even possible to root for a character one moment and hate him the next. The villain Henry/One/Vecna ​​(Jamie Campbell Bower) is the biggest example of this trend. Even Spotify Made A Way To Know Which Song Would Rid You Of The Super Villain, As We Published here.

Stranger Things Volume 2 “Dad” Will Bring Families Together

The eighth episode, “Daddy”, is really about uniting families. Hard to think of a father as mean and, at the same time, careful as Brenner. Matthew Modine does an excellent performance. The Hollywood heartthrob, who was once sex symbol in series like Weeds, seems anything but a father to Eleven. However, this complexity makes him a villain that one can't quite always loathe, as he says that all he wants is the good of his stepdaughter.

The biggest controversy lies in Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) powerful enemies and friends, both representing the US government and its fluid morals. Owens (Paul Reiser) is a mixture of politician and scientist who, while he wants to help the heroine, does nothing without thinking of a greater reason, whether to use her force or go against the US army's thirst for war. On the other side is Sullivan (Sherman Augustus), a cruel and bloodthirsty general. Reiser and Augustus are series savvy and stand out.

The carnage caused by the army makes for one of the most moving scenes. A dialogue between Eleven and “Papa” in the desert, injured, asking not to be abandoned to (supposedly) die. This was right after Eleven used her regained powers by spinning a helicopter like it was a toy.

Final episode of the fourth season thrills

"And Eleven's Plan" is the most exciting season finale episode of series in recent times. However, it is also the one that leaves more open questions, and may already give good hints of the fifth season. Joyce (Wynona Ryder) and Hopper (David Harbour) are finally reunited in an extraordinary adventure in the Gulag (Russian Prison) full of Demogorgons, the villain from the previous season multiplied.

The fourth season's soundtrack is all fantastic, even able to bring the 80's star Kate Bush out of oblivion, as you've already read here. In the final episode, Metallica, not-so-forgotten stars, make their presence felt with “Master of Puppets” in an incredible Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) solo against a horde of infernal bats.

The most impressive battle is Eleven versus Vecna. As powerful minds fight in telepathic battles, the trio of Nancy Wheeler (Natalia Dyer), Robin Buckley (Maya Hawke) and Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) seek to survive in the dark dimension of the villain's mind. Will (Noah Schnapp), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) and Argyle (Eduardo Franco) go on the roads in the hilarious pizzeria van and go through heartbreaking conflicts.

What to expect from the final season

The fifth and final season of Stranger Things should answer many questions that the fourth leaves in the air. Eleven, Mike and Will's strained friendship and love triangle relationship should come back into focus. At the same time, Max (Sadie Sink), saved once by music but not so lucky on a second date with Vecna, ends the fourth season in a coma. His relationship with Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) is also expected to take on a lot of emotion in the final season.

The Duffer brothers, creators of Stranger Things, have already confirmed a spin off from the series. Perhaps the peaceful town of Hawkins will no longer be the only stage for adventures, as Eleven wants revenge on Lenora's mean girls and the story in Russia also has a lot to be told. There will be a four-year time jump, which will help match the plot to the look of the younger, grown-up actors. Emotion, therefore, must be in the foreground again, with loves and adventures beyond supernatural, like what the series has done best.

And you, what do you expect from the last season after so many emotions in the fourth? You can even ask Joseph Quinn and Jamie Campbell Bower, since they visited Brazil. Also check out our review of Season 1 Volume XNUMX here.

Sources: R, Metacritic, Netflix.

total Score
  • Plot
    10/10 Excellent
    The Upside Down remains amazing, as it has in every season of the series. The plot brings an engaging story, full of action and gives depth to the characters, each with their charm, even the villains.
  • Cast
    9/10 Amazing
    The cast marked an era in the series and legions of fans already exist for every actor and actress who is a part of the series. The biggest problem is time, which has passed for the members of the series and parked for the characters. Next season, there will be a time jump, so that the plot is more consistent with the age of the cast.
  • Special effects
    10/10 Excellent
    Stranger Things is a highly successful series on Netflix and the streaming service didn't skimp on the special effects that make the plot even more electrifying.
  • duration of episodes
    8/10 Great
    Unlike most series, the episodes are feature-length, closer to cinema than traditional series. For those who are used to the world of series, it can be a little strange at first, but the plot and special effects help keep the viewer involved.
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