Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 Series Review

Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2 Series Review: An Epic Conclusion to An Epic Season

Watch this show right now:

It's daunting to find out that the last episode of "Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 2" tops at two and a half hours long. But it also shows how much love, care, and thankfully budget was given for this franchise to work on. And unsurprisingly, the results are stupendously amazing. Even at only two episodes long, Volume 2 was a satisfying unrelenting bookend to a season that did not compromise at all.   

With Vecna finally revealing who and what he is, he has trapped Nancy in the Upside Down as his next victim. With him tormenting her with vivid and scary dreams with no clear way out, can her friends find a another way to free her from his curse? While in Russia, Hopper, Joyce, and Murray must find a way to not only escape a Demogorgon on the loose but if they do escape, how can they go back to America without a plane? Finally, Eleven is still reeling from the revelation that she unwittingly helped in the creation of Vecna while Will, Mike, Jonathan, and Argyle are on their way to Eleven to save her from her captors. 

If you're expecting to be scared with Volume 2 then take note that the last two episode heavily-veers away from what made Volume 1 tick for us. But with it, we actually get a lot more substance to end the season so it was well-worth the compromise - and more. In fact, Volume 2 mostly resolves most questions we had on the Upside-Down and who the real perpetrator was all along. These revelations were meaty, meticulously built-up, and well-integrated with what was happening on-screen so these were really rewarding and fully-fleshed out experiences that we didn't expect or anticipate considering there's another season that's already been confirmed by Netflix. One of our issues in Volume 1 was that certain characters and groups felt like they were left out but in Volume 2, we never felt this imbalance. The pace may be a bit hectic but each group and each character had equal screen-time this time around. Another strong point for Volume 2 was its writing. These two episodes had us gripping our seats especially in their most climactic points. You'll never really know what's going to happen until they happen and it was an emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish. And yes, there will be a lot of romance here to balance out all the action and horrific thrills.   


No work if perfect though and  Volume 2 had some very minor issues that we also want to raise. 
First that last episode didn't need to be one episode. It could have been split up to two episodes to make the experience a little bit less daunting and a little bit balanced out. There's also no denying that even with a lot of unexpected twists happening, there's still a tendency to feel like certain characters having plot armor. Overall though, these issues are very minor and Volume 2 was a near-perfect way to end the franchise's best season ever and to setup more intrigue for Season 5. 

Rating: 5 reels

Why you should watch it:
- certified to make you experience a hell of a rollercoaster ride of emotions
- a no-compromises experience from first minute to last

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the length of each episode was long and most will probably feel that last episode needed to be split into two episodes instead
- where our The NeverEnding Story duet?
Post a Comment