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  1. I'll be honest, I have mixed things about volume 2 of Stranger Things. It definitely held my interest overall but I feel like it was definitely a mistake to split the cast up. At one point we actually had 5 different viewpoints going on and the pace really really suffered. I know I've said this before but for me what's going on with the adults its nowhere close to as interesting with what's happening with the kids. Its like we're watching two separate series. Plot wise their stuff could have been cut completely. The more time we get with the kids the better in my opinion. I remember watching Inception feeling like Christopher Nolan did a masterful job showing us what was happening in the different layers as Leonardo Dicaprio was trying to accomplish the mission. But Leo had the added advantage of great musical tension and really good cuts. In Stranger Things, the tension is just not there. As I was watching I immediately understood what the Duffer Brothers were going for but unfortunately it just didn't deliver that same satisfying crescendo. There was one edit in particular that stood out to me. In one scene El drops to the floor and the scene just cuts away, it then immediately cuts back and El drops to the floor but she's in a total different stance. To me this scene really emphasized to me the need for some additional time with reshoots and/or editing to get the scenes just right. Again all the elements were there for a finale to really hit you hard especially with some of the outcomes for certain key characters but due to plotting some of their decisions in big moments, didn't make a lot of sense to me. I'm glad season 5 has been announced and I'm really looking forward to it. Hopefully the Duffer brothers will be able to deliver the grand finale that we're all craving.
  2. The thing that sticks out the most to me with this trailer is the obvious attraction and possible rekindling of a relationship between Steve and Nancy. Another thing to note that goes hand and hand with this is that Johnathon is nowhere to be found in this trailer! I mean they completely omitted him from the trailer. I know they have any ensemble cast, but basically removing him completely is just a glaring omission. Eleven and Max get are central to the plot this season and so it follows that they are featured pretty prominently but Steve is not very central to the plot but he gets a tonnnnnnn of screen time. He's also a connector type of character as he has strong bonds with the original crew but has developed a big brother bond with Dustin, a strong platonic friendship with Maya and as I alluded to before, the former crush of Nancy. He kind of sits at the intersection of a lot of characters and through their interactions with him their more realized. So he's stealing screen time left and right. Jonathan's absence is just perplexing to me, perhaps one day we'll get a full explanation whenever Netflix inevitably decides to do a documentary or special behind the scenes look of how and Stranger Things became this worldwide phenomenon. But back to the trailer! Eddie Munson looks like he is going to have one incredibly epic scene with that guitar! I suspect people are going to be talking about that for awhile. My boy Dustin screaming has me a little worried that something tragic happens to a member of the crew and it seems like Eleven will eventually make her way to the haunted house. But it appears that Vecna may be trying enter her mind so perhaps she's not actually there but she's fighting him in her mind. We'll see! At some point I'm sure that we're going to have a team in the upside down and a team outside in the real world somehow coordinating to stopping Vecna once and for all.
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