Movie Review: Stranger Things 4

08/04/2022     Charli     Movie Reviews

Stranger Things | July 15, 2016 (United States) 8.7

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My Rating:

★★★★★

Stranger Things has been one of my go-to shows since I watched the very first season. And now, I’ve just finished Stranger Things 4.

I’m going to say this once – the season finale is a 2 hour and 22 minute, feature-film-length chapter. And you will need tissues. I repeat, you will need tissues. If you haven’t watched it by now, you’ve probably run across the spoilers somewhere, but I’m telling you now, this is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster ride. The entire season is an emotional rollercoaster ride from the first chapter to the last.

Because I don’t want to give spoilers, I’m going to talk more about how this show gets better every season. First, we have the writing and the new storylines and plotlines. These storylines and plotlines just get better and better. The zingers are better1Erica’s sass is superb in ST4.. The heartwrenching twists are better. This whole season blows the others out of the water and that’s saying something considering season three was no slouch!

The effects get better and better as well. The CGI effects are awesome and it’s clear that they have a huge CGI/effects budget and that they have some of the best effects people in the industry working on this.

The one thing I will say irritates me is that this season got the whole “Satanic Panic” thing from the 80s trending again, with people talking about how they used to link D&D2Dungeons & Dragons to Satanic cults and the like. I found “Satanic Panic” trending on Twitter the other day because apparently season four got people thinking about it again and wondering if there was any truth to it. However, that’s more on the dumb people who heard about it in season four and then wanted to know about it than it is on the show’s writers. They did an excellent job with that particular bit of nonsense to be honest.

I gave season four a five star rating because if you can make me cry, you deserve it!

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