I’ve been watching season 4. While I like it, there are way too many storylines happening at the same time. Just when I am getting interested in one story, it shifts to another and loses steam for me.
Exactly my thoughts. I found it hard at times to get invested into each storyline with these many shifts. On a possitive note, I think this time it was much easier to choose which parts to cut for my edit.
With the length of the episodes, I wonder if it might be good to split them into four different movies [I haven’t finished the first half of the season yet to determine the best order]:
- Hopper/Joyce [Russia]
- Eleven/Mike/Will [California]
- Dustin/Lucas/Vecna [Hawkins]
- Final Film [I assume the three stories come together at some point]
The only concern is if each story has a good spot that can work as a conclusion.
Actually I had the same idea while watching the episodes. And while making four movies out of this season is possible, I think they are too many. And I have to include the original gang in the same film, even though they are split into different locations.
One thing I am certain about by now is that the Hopper/Joyce storyline will be a separate film. To be honest I did not enjoy it as much as the rest, but I believe that it will be essential for the finale.
For the time being these are my plans for Season 4:
- Stranger Things 4: Part 1
Which will follow the main events on Hawkins and California from Volume 1.
- Stranger Things 4: Jim’s Story (I am still in search for a subtitle for this one)
Which will follow Hopper, Joyce and Murray.
- Stranger Things 4: Part 2
Which will include the final two episodes and maybe parts of Volume 1.
As I’ve stated before, I don’t mind long movies if the story is compelling, but I don’t want to exceed the 3hours limit by far. I guess when Volume 2 arrives everything will become clearer.
Also, what is the markup for spoilers on here? I can’t seem to figure it out.
Just click Quote on a post with a spoiler tab and then copy the text. That’s how I do it, I don’t know if there is an easier way.
Good luck with that!