"It is very strange case" failed. Overview bright and emotional third season
Educational Program Cinema / / December 19, 2019
Netflix yesterday released the long-awaited continuation of one of the most popular series in recent years. Fantastic horror "very strange case" since the first season conquered the audience and even launched an entire wave of projects in retrostile.
After the second season, audience expectations have increased to the maximum. The authors have shown a history of large-scale penetration of monsters in our world, and the final made it clear that for maturing heroes are not only games and mutual assistance: the time comes to first love.
As expected, the third season went all the plotlines begun earlier - and that will please fans of the series. But this development has led to changes that will not please everyone.
At the end of season two heroes more than discussing their relationship, kissing for the first time and went to the ball, and the most scary monster, which then will be called torturers Mind, sad to go somewhere far away, alluding to his a secondary role.
And that is how we extend. Stories of friendship and love are paying more and more time. Although the invasion is becoming more dangerous and frightening assumes new forms, deal with it as if in passing, not too distracted by personal matters.
In fact, "very strange case" tend exactly to the same thing happened with "game of thrones"" House "and many other popular designs. The creators of the series Brothers Daffery now developing is not the story itself, namely the characters.
But here it is not so detrimental to the perception. The authors would like in advance to justify himself, hinting that not remove serious epic fictionAnd a fun nostalgic styling. And so "A very strange business," can be forgiven and the clichés and all the other shortcomings. After all, a whole new season came out bright, with lots of humor, lots of references and a very lively part of the melodramatic.
Children grow up, changing topics
One of the main problems of long-running projects for children - the young actors grow up too fast. This posed a problem even if the set of "Harry Potter": the latest films grown-up artists have been increasingly difficult to look convincing in school images.
Fortunately, the brothers Dafferov no literary basis, which limits the imagination. That is why the theme of the series grow along with the characters. In the first season of Will's friends was the most fun to play "Dungeons and Dragons". Now Mike Lucas and spend more time with the girls, and even Dustin, he said, there was a first love. Although it is, of course, no one believes.
Just Will not want to grow up. His role in the third season has become much smaller. But if you think about it, this storyline is not less touching than the history of the Eleventh. I will have to go through too much, and now he wants to return everything as it was easy to play with friends. But the interests of those around me.
Older brothers and sisters are already facing very adult problems: first job, plans for the future, ridicule from colleagues. And then the authors throw up just two scenarios: for the comic version responsible Steve and a new character, Robin, for more serious - John and Nancy.
However, in the latter case sometimes too folded with the theme oppression of women. But this is a clear reference to the stereotypical scenes from old movies, where rough men in the office can see in the girls only cooks and cleaners.
On the whole, the show sometimes exaggerates inequalities threads. And if in the case of Hopper emotional and rude behavior is logical (and comically) the evolving nature of the character, the conflict and the Eleventh Mike seems too far-fetched and instructive.
And for all the important decisions and do always meet the female characters. Of course, that was originally intended, but their number is growing every season. By resolute Joyce Audy, Nancy and Max are now joined by newcomer and Robin, too, was smarter than all of your friends.
For the whole season will not remain a single pair of heroes who once would not have quarreled and reconciled. But it is often a good hiding for unexpected collaborations, which became famous for the second season. Friendship Steve and Dustin develops and it becomes the best comedy component, and from a certain moment in their company appears altogether unexpected character.
Odie logical gets a girlfriend, and even the way Billy has ceased to be flat: he is now assigned to the country, but important role. And for the finale there and did a terrific company of a new hero and one minor, but colorful a character from past seasons - they are better to not speak, so as not to spoil the pleasure of viewing.
The rest is returned to the first season: all the same companies are investigating different characters in parallel cases. Of course, you can popridiratsya to unnecessary coincidence that every time in the middle are the familiar characters and their loved ones. And if in the case of Odie and Will it be explained, then all the other simply found themselves in the right place at the right time.
But such critiques of logic will be used only at the mercy of the cynics and nerds, for the rest probably quickly plunge into a dynamic plot.
Angry Russian economy and new monsters
Given that the main villains show at the beginning of the first series, there will be a big spoiler to say that now in case entered Soviet military. But before writing angry comments about the anti-Soviet propaganda, it is necessary to understand how ironic and timely filed this idea.
After all, by 1985, America really experiencing another hysteria associated with the "red menace". That is why the characters of the series have repeatedly mentioned the "evil Russian" and the 1984 movie "Red Dawn" about the Soviet invasion of the United States. It is obvious that all the knowledge they have learned from mass culture. This is confirmed by the nickname which gives Hopper one of scientists.
Here, by the way, there will be a small problem for those who will watch the show in the dubbing: transfer topic Russian language loses its meaning and becomes not as funny as the original. So what better time to time to switch to the English track with subtitles.
Stereotypes about Russian here - rather a joke on US culture. But America itself is criticized quite seriously. One of the main problems in Hawkins becomes the appearance of the shopping center, which is supported by the corrupt mayor of ruining the owners of private shops. And there is all the action on the eve of the Fourth of July - Independence Day of America.
No less interesting is another kind of villains - is already out of science fiction and horror. They just hinted scenes from the cult film that kids are watching a movie theater. But interestingly, even the evil in the new season, more and more takes on human form, only in the final allowing to see the classic monsters.
We must acknowledge that mystical part of the new season has not been much development. About Mind tormentors say very little, and the world of the "back side" do not open at all. Heroes just the third time followed by roughly the same way: looking for a passage between the worlds and try to close it.
Perhaps someone will call it samopovtor. But even here you can make allowances for the genre. "It is very strange case" was originally conceived as a compilation of classic fiction and horror stories.
References and self-irony
Iconic moments of pop culture eighties rife in the new season. And this applies to virtually all elements. The soundtrack perfectly blends the classical compositions of the Madonna, Scorpions and other stars of the past with a stylized author's music.
Picture though it looks much brighter than the old movies with well-worn video cassettes, apparently copies the style of shooting from the eighties. And in some scenes seen direct borrowing techniques from classical operator: probably geeks around the world will once again make endless' video similar citations.
And so the plot and especially the villains and monsters openly copied from "Something" Carpenter, "Alien", "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," George Romero's films, the aforementioned "Red Dawn," "terminator»And still a dozen other religious paintings.
The authors of a show on the screens of movie theaters, many of these films, or put them in the mouth reference characters. They seem to say: "This is by no means a rip-off, and conscious reference to amuse the audience."
With the same irony they apply to himself the story. And this justifies even mentioned disadvantages. Primarily all illogical moments are much more fun because of the involvement of children, who are often smarter than the adults, what do they say in surprise. Seriously can find fault only to the fact that too many of the characters who have experienced the supernatural, refusing to believe that evil could return.
In addition, the plot is strongly tied to the flashbacks. Heroes do not just pass the same path in each season, and change and develop under the influence of the past. The action in the same way most of the series is divided into several story lines: each company is investigating his case, and in the end they all come together to give fight to the main evil. Yes, that was the case in the first and second seasons. But this is what awaited the audience.
If desired, in the third season of "very strange cases" have something to complain about. It did not develop a fantastic piece, and excessive theatricality and unreasonably prolonged humorous scenes, and even excessive desire to conform to contemporary social issues.
But still, this series is still one of the best science fiction and nostalgia projects in recent years. And the new season shot even brighter, the characters reveal everything better, and the familiar story carries no sudden turn, but simply dynamic and wit. It is easy and pleasant to look at, and all the shortcomings are only thinking about the next time.
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