Star Vs. The Forces of Evil has transitioned from a magical girl cartoon inspired by Japanese anime and became an intricate world full of events and relationships. The series received an elusive fourth season which Disney tends to shy away from in the majority of their animated television works leaving fans melancholy regarding news of the show ending. The fourth season was far from perfect with many fans feeling the same pain Game of Thrones viewers did, watching the intricate world fall to pieces, each episode dropping the ball countless times.
The main issue in the fourth season was the unexpected character dynamics that made decisions seem out of place such as Queen Moon aiding the villainous Mina. These forced decisions seemed to be only for the fact of dragging the story to the finish line. Though this is a symptom of bad writing throughout the last season distancing the show from overall tones of the first three season. Though to be honest there were warning signs of a decline in the third season which were even more present in the last season. The writing issues created pacing problems as it led to throttling with the earlier parts of the season taking it slow which left the ending extremely rushed having to push way too much into the show’s final two episodes.
The lack of a strong intimidating villain was also an issue in this season as the last season opted for more of a higher concept antagonist. Having magic as the final antagonist was a good idea in theory as it explored the origins of Mewni and placed high importance on personal relationships. Mina could have been defeated through other means with the three queens fighting together but there was a nerfing effect on some characters fitting into the poor writing of the season.
The ending was a good homage to Inuyasha as having the two main characters, from other worlds, live together created a heart touching moment. The lack of notable episodes and failing on key important plot points through the season such as the Blood Moon Curse created a mildly somber and disappointing season. With fans hitting the internet requesting a movie to tie up a lot of the loose ends there may still be hope in this once promising series.
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