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Television Stranger Things 4 - update: "From Russia with love..." teaser

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Hmmm, they decided to continue making millions of dollars on a franchise that made them millions of dollars. Interesting.

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15 hours ago, sexy_shapiro said:

I enjoyed 3 a lot but 4 needs to  be the last one, or else this franchise is going to get redundant quick.

 

They've said since season 1 ended that they have now planned for 5 seasons. I'm not a huge fan of the show either way.

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I think it would be fun if they took a few years off, then came back with Stranger Things: The College Years. 

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It's already moved into silly territory. I enjoyed season 3 a lot (way more than 2) but they have yet to recapture the lightning in a bottle that was season 1.

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17 hours ago, sexy_shapiro said:

I enjoyed 3 a lot but 4 needs to  be the last one, or else this franchise is going to get redundant quick.

 

Yeah I agree. I felt like the demogorgons rising up again in series 3 was almost to the point of being a tiresome, but there was enough good things going on to keep it enjoyable. I sort of wish 3 was the end though.

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Season 3 was a big improvement over S2, and am very happy to see a Season 4 announcement with probably a new setting as well. Wonder if they will attempt again to introduce more of 11’s side family in her attempt to get back to her normal self

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They should have skipped season 2 altogether and just had season 3 be season 2. Season 2 was completely redundant.

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15 hours ago, SFLUFAN said:

 

 

It's so unbelievably lame that they lead with that in a teaser.

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4 hours ago, Moa said:

It's so unbelievably lame that they lead with that in a teaser.

I mean the end of season 3 tho

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Season 3 was really solid but I don’t know if I want another season where the Russians have a sizable presence. They were a fun nod to political thriller movies, especially for a season released on Fourth of July. For future season I would prefer more supernatural stuff if possible.

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39 minutes ago, Greatoneshere said:

The fact that Hopper is back is such bullshit.

I thought his end plus the letter he wrote to Eleven was a great send off. This is disappointing. 

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1 hour ago, Mercury33 said:


I think you can figure it out 

 

There are many different takes in this thread, so no, I'm not really sure what you meant. :)

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9 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

The fact that Hopper is back is such bullshit.

 

But incredibly predictable. They left enough clues that pretty much everyone I've talked to about the show came to this conclusion.

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5 hours ago, Reputator said:

But incredibly predictable. They left enough clues that pretty much everyone I've talked to about the show came to this conclusion.

 

I don't remember any clues, but I definitely could have missed them. If it was predictable, that makes it worse. :p 

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It was incredibly predictable, but what annoys me is that the reveal could have been an emotionally satisfying moment in the show instead of being relegated to a throwaway teaser. I don't know, season three was definitely an improvement on season two but damn has this show just been chasing its tail the entire time.

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4 hours ago, Greatoneshere said:

 

I don't remember any clues, but I definitely could have missed them. If it was predictable, that makes it worse. :p 

 

I'm not marking it as a spoiler since if you're in this thread you better have damn well watched Season 3 already, but...

 

Yeah there were no explodey bits where Hopper was standing, and they made a concerted effort to show everyone else turn into giblets when they got hit with the energy. And then the epilogue part makes mention of an American in custody.

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51 minutes ago, Reputator said:

I'm not marking it as a spoiler since if you're in this thread you better have damn well watched Season 3 already, but...

 

Yeah there were no explodey bits where Hopper was standing, and they made a concerted effort to show everyone else turn into giblets when they got hit with the energy. And then the epilogue part makes mention of an American in custody.

 

Well, given what happened to him, it's hard to fathom so . . . lame. :p 

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On 2/16/2020 at 12:09 AM, johnny said:

I thought his end plus the letter he wrote to Eleven was a great send off. This is disappointing. 

The letter scene is one of the most beautiful moments in the entire series and the way it is used in season three is completely undermined by Hop being right back in season 4.

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7 hours ago, sblfilms said:

The letter scene is one of the most beautiful moments in the entire series and the way it is used in season three is completely undermined by Hop being right back in season 4.

They already said he was alive in season 3.  When the Russian guards are picking out who they were going to sacrifice to the monster they stop at a cell door and one of the guards says 'no not the american'.  This can be no one but Hopper.

 

I can understand not liking it.  It is kinda like 'hey chewie is dead wink wink'.  But if you watched through the epilogue you had to already know this.

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Also, they really need him to do the press tour for the show, so they can't exactly keep it a secret. Hard to do late night interviews and pretend that you're not in this season.

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4 hours ago, number305 said:

They already said he was alive in season 3.  When the Russian guards are picking out who they were going to sacrifice to the monster they stop at a cell door and one of the guards says 'no not the american'.  This can be no one but Hopper.

 

I can understand not liking it.  It is kinda like 'hey chewie is dead wink wink'.  But if you watched through the epilogue you had to already know this.


The decision itself to have Hop back for season 4 is the issue, not how they foreshadowed it. 

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9 minutes ago, sblfilms said:


The decision itself to have Hop back for season 4 is the issue, not how they foreshadowed it. 

Okay I guess.

 

I am struggling to see much of a difference.  Foreshadowing that your biggest star is still alive and having him present in the next season are kind of the same thing.  Seems to me that decision was made when the epilogue aired.  

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Just now, number305 said:

Okay I guess.

 

I am struggling to see much of a difference.  Foreshadowing that your biggest star is still alive and having him present in the next season are kind of the same thing.  Seems to me that decision was made when the epilogue aired.  


My post has literally nothing to do with when the decision was made. The only thing I said was that having Hop back in season 4 undermines the letter scene. They could have planned that back when they started putting together the overall arc of the series and it still undermines the letter scene. You are right that they are the same thing, we don’t disagree so I’m not sure why you are making this point :p 

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1 minute ago, sblfilms said:


My post has literally nothing to do with when the decision was made. The only thing I said was that having Hop back in season 4 undermines the letter scene. They could have planned that back when they started putting together the overall arc of the series and it still undermines the letter scene. You are right that they are the same thing, we don’t disagree so I’m not sure why you are making this point :p 

Because communication is hard.  I see what you mean.  I wasn't getting your point.

 

I do think having him back will be important to the story they want to tell - but I agree that they sold it too hard that he was dead.  Very Chewie like.

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3 minutes ago, number305 said:

Because communication is hard.  I see what you mean.  I wasn't getting your point.

 

I do think having him back will be important to the story they want to tell - but I agree that they sold it too hard that he was dead.  Very Chewie like.

Indeed, my friend!


Character deaths can be really effective, and Hop’s death and the letter scene were very emotionally powerful. The Chewie comparison is apt! It was one of the best moments in that film and then immediately it was “JK, a rando other ship got blowed up. LOL”

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I’ve never understood the argument that moments can be made less impactful retroactively. Is 2019 you in the space time continuum suddenly aware that the letter scene ‘doesn’t matter’? No he is not. 

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I always saw these as a kind of nostalgia-porn. What genre is this one nostalgia for?

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