The battle for Etheria rages on as this fourth season aims to dive deeper into the mysteries of those that came before, while acting as a sort of wrap-up for the initial story that was set. This isn’t the conclusion of this series, far from it. That being said, it does somewhat act as a conclusion to many of the mysteries laid out before while providing some bigger themes that will definitely take precedence going forward.
This season also focuses more on the work effort, as an unprepared Glimmer (Karen Fukuhara) becomes Queen and her friends attempt to assist in this transition. Bow (Marcus Scribner) and Adora/She-Ra (Aimee Carrero) do everything they can to help Glimmer while also now being sent out by themselves on missions. The enemy forces splinter, and become stronger as they begin taking over essential territory. A stunning series of blows to the Princess Alliance, that’s for sure.
It’s a full season of episodes this time around, as opposed to the two shorter ones that released since the initial season. This presents a full story, and completely changes the entire planet. There are big reveals behind the power of She-Ra that are done well, some surprise appearances and it really takes things in a new direction. There’s good pay-off, and things will never be the same after this one. I’m very intrigued to see where they take things if more seasons do arrive.
This is of course an animated Netflix Original series and that style from the other seasons has been carried over here. It looks generally good, they use a bright range of colors and really lean into that further this time around. The style has continued to improve and it’s at its peak with this season.
There’s a grand sense of scale, and it gets wild in those latter episodes. There were more new environments, additional background characters and some changed relationships. It was far more of a global type of situation, with some weird events and even stranger moments as the season progressed. The pacing is well balanced in this season, and there was more time to develop the various characters involved. Some of the side ones got a good amount of attention here as well.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 4 is the best one yet, it develops the characters and ties off many of the mysteries that have been building since the start. This is a very well done season, truly the greatest of what we’ve seen. They setup some intriguing possible future situations, and I’m really not sure where things will go.
The characters change a lot here, and it was fascinating to see some elements be revealed. There’s a lot going on in this season as it’s longer, and they use the time effectively. The story really has hit its stride, as have the visuals. The art work continues to get better, and the scaling has increased a lot. It’s more epic than before, and the changing allegiances were interesting to see develop.
Some of them I’ve seen coming for awhile, and they still presented them in a rather unique way. It’s great to see the friendships stretched, and how the characters dealt with issues that loomed from the previous collection of episodes. It was also a bit darker tonally, and went deeper on the emotional themes that make this show rather compelling.
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