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cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Stranger Things 2

Following up on a blockbuster debut is always a difficult task, and it's made even more difficult by the retention--with a few exceptions--of the main plot line and almost all the characters. In the case of Eleven, I understand why the Brothers Duffer felt it necessary to bring her back, but it actually results in a more scattershot and unfocused narrative (and unless Eight returns, a meaningless detour). Not as fun.