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Also 4 looks slotted for 2021, and hyping now is premature.

There was a weird style change in season 3 where they moved away from more naturalistic acting performances to frantic, energetic yelling.

Some people really like this style of performance and respond well to it. I think it is alienating. I associate it with mediocre directors who are struggling desperately to keep their audience invested in the story by painting the scenes with big, loud emotions.

In large part because of this, Season 3 felt like much less than the sum of its parts.

I thought that frantic, energetic yelling by the actors was quite naturally called for by some of the scenes.

Stengah wrote:

I thought that frantic, energetic yelling by the actors was quite naturally called for by some of the scenes.

Yeah, but it is present in far more scenes than it is called for. It's one of the reasons that I bounced hard off of Derry Girls - wall to wall high speed yelling in place of acting.

polq37 wrote:
Stengah wrote:

I thought that frantic, energetic yelling by the actors was quite naturally called for by some of the scenes.

Yeah, but it is present in far more scenes than it is called for. It's one of the reasons that I bounced hard off of Derry Girls - wall to wall high speed yelling in place of acting.

I thought the whole "mom makes a superpower out of being shrill" thing was annoying and off-putting. It made me think of Karen demanding to see my manager.

Oh, that trailer gives me hope! "We're not in Hawkins anymore".

Spoiler:

I was really bummed with the ending of Season 3 with Hopper sacrificing himself but it's possible he may not be based on the trailer. He might have been transported to Upside Down and this season will start out with a rescue mission and then taking the fight to the enemy in his own home. That would be epic.

Stengah wrote:

I thought that frantic, energetic yelling by the actors was quite naturally called for by some of the scenes.

Me too. I mean, for some, it's natural to remain calm or neutral in the moment so to navigate it, whilst for others it is natural to embrace their emotions so to see it through.

Not everyone is able to process both well when faced with them. I know I, as more the former, struggle with those who "lose it" so to speak with the latter, and can dismiss them as null and void as a result.

I thought the direction of where and when was good, as well as the performances, even if I'd have reacted differently myself.

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So that's how he got the accent for Black Widow.