Fear the Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season (2018) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 4
Available from Lionsgate Films
What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in “The Walking Dead”? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.
Did you like the first three seasons of Fear the Walking Dead? If so, I’m afraid some higher-ups didn’t agree with you on that. And here in the fourth season we are taking what you are used to and know and turning that into something else. It almost feels like they tried to erase the board and start clean with this season. As everyone knows the character of Morgan from the normal Walking Dead series has switched to this show and with him comes and goes a lot of things. For one thing, this season was told in a way that Tarintino would be proud of as we are a bit all over the place. We see things and then later see what went down before that and so on and so forth. It’s a good way to tell a story, but at times I’m not sure I’m fully behind the story being told. We have interesting enough bad guys and I sure don’t mind some crossing over with The Walking Dead, as I feel Morgan is a welcome addition and something different at least for that character. But I don’t think you need to totally re-do everything that gets you to this point either. Which this season seems to want to do.
Now I won’t be spoiling anything in this season and I’ll admit that all in all the season wasn’t awful. Just not as good as some of the others. But they did a few things I’m sure a lot of you are aware of that I don’t agree with. I guess maybe some people wanted it the way it was for reasons that go above and beyond the story here but this show did manage to have a few big blows to the overall core of it all the while adding new stuff to the mix. It might actually take another season to see if that helps or hurts Fear the Walking Dead. But if there is one thing this show does have going for it, it’s that they don’t have a comic book to base the series on so you never really know what will happen. This season showed us all that if nothing else. As far as extras on this one goes, the discs have some audio commentaries, but that’s about it.
– Audio Commentaries
QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%