Monday, June 24, 2024

(Video) Stranger Things Season 4 Opens with A Massacre of Children, and a Warning from Netflix Because of Uvalde


It’s not like Netflix needed any more trouble this month.

“Stranger Things,” Season 4 opens with a 9 minute sequence in which all but one of the children being tested in the Hawkins Lab by Dr. Brenner is massacred. In light of the Uvalde, Texas killings, this is poor timing to say the least.

Netflix has added a warning to the start of the episode. But even so, if you watch it. and it’s free on YouTube for all to see, it’s quite startling. There’s also the suggestion that “11” (Millie Bobby Brown) is responsible for the killings. The Duffer Brothers could not have known that Uvalde would happen, but the scene is very graphic. There have been plenty of other school shootings before this season was filmed. I guess no one thought this would be a bad idea.

The rest of “Stranger Things” has dropped on Netflix, and it’s very, very long. Each episode is the length of a movie. I was happy with the end of Season 3, but you know, why stop there when you can milk something til it’s exhausted?
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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