Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season, now available on Blu-ray & DVD, takes a leap into darkness as we learn more about the Vampire Queen, Marceline, who is featured on this season’s cover art. Arguably one of the best season’s of Adventure Time, several classic moments were brought to life in Season Four. It’s here that we learn about the pained relationship between Marceline and her father, and the touching connection between her and Ice King. We also meet the Hug Wolf, follow the love triangle of Finn, the Flame Princess and Princess Bubblegum, watch love blossom between Tree Trunks and Pig, and see just what it is that BMO does when Finn & Jake are out exploring. Continue reading for our review of Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season.
If you’re not already familiar with Adventure Time it may seem a bit whack-a-doodle from afar, but once you step inside the Land of Ooo, you’re likely to say ‘ahhh‘. Currently in its sixth season on Cartoon Network, the depth of the backstories behind each character is nearly as elaborate and intertwined as the houses within the realms of Game of Thrones. The themes are refreshingly grown-up, witty and endearing, making it completely relevant to fans of all ages. It’s so much more than just a cartoon about a boy (Finn) and his shape-shifting dog (Jake). The fourth season of Adventure Time provides hearty laughs, toe-tapping tunes, awesome adventures, and even a few sniffle inducing moments.
The animation here is simple, featuring a silhouette of Finn’s signature beanie in front of a night sky. The lovely song from the show’s end credits, “Adventure Time Ending Theme” plays on a loop.
There are 26 episodes, each with a run time of a short-but-sweet 11 minutes. You have the option to either go for a marathon session and “Play All”, or select your favorites to watch one at a time. Additionally, every episode has an optional commentary featuring various producers and writers of the show. While the commentaries may provide some interesting tidbits here & there, this feature is definitely just for the hardcore fans.
Whether you’re new to the series, or if you’ve been a fan from day one, Adventure Time: The Complete Fourth Season is a must-have for everyone. The series really hits it’s stride in season four, and while the bonus features are fairly lackluster overall, the core content is anything but.