Konami’s game adaptation climaxes with a much more balanced and impactful season. It’s time to enjoy Castlevania on Netflix.
Vampires live for hundreds of years, so they have been able to become patient people. That is what has ended up being needed with Netflix’s Castlevania series, which started very strong with the Dracula saga, and little by little it was deflated, drowned in dialogue and endless reflections.
However, it seems that Season 4 of Castlevania was the great ace up our sleeve and, at last, we have reached an almost ideal balance between those philosophical dialogues that screenwriter Warren Ellis loves so much and those wild and intense fights that we love so much. The U.S.
The story of Season 4 of Castlevania begins with Trevor and Sypha on their constant journey in search of their place in the world, while Alucard remains jaded in his castle until some villagers ask for his help. To his own surprise, he decides to help them. “Am I becoming Belmont?” On the other hand, the different factions of villains have their plans on the verge of candy: Carmilla is still determined to conquer the world, Isaac seems to have given a 180º turn to his original idea and, meanwhile, Varney seeks to resurrect Dracula, something that St. Germain also wants, but for different reasons.
Thus, as you can see, there are still lots of open plot lines, which means that, after the intense first episode of the season, we once again fear the big problem that the series has had: episodes full of characters justifying their purposes with dialogues long and somewhat pedantic too many. Actually, there is something of that, but this time the action doses are more common and put on a real show.
Then we will go to that aspect, but for now, it should be noted that, within the relative heaviness of these dialogues, interesting reflections on the true nature of vampires, they need to prosper of the human being or the ultimate purpose of war. Come on, there are times when the pace drops too low, but it is true that we learn attractive points of view along the way.
But, as we said, the point at which this Netflix series has won the most is the fighting. For one thing, they occur more often. On the other, they have raised the show of season 3 to new heights, with beastly choreography, the constant camera turns and more computer effects (mainly for the backgrounds) that will leave you speechless. Specifically, Carmilla’s combat in episode 6 and all of episode 9 (possibly the best of the entire series) are hats off.
Once again, Alucard steals the show with his languid musings and graceful yet deadly combat style. In that sense, he remembers more than ever the one we saw in the Castlevania: Symphony of the Night video game, with his shield and his “telekinetic” sword. A joy for fans of classic games.
In any case, we have been satisfied with the ending of Castlevania. The final stretch has been intense, fair with the main characters and, on the way, leaves a gap open to possible future adventures. You know, vampires always know how to return one way or another.