The Body


Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
Air Date:07/15/2016

What You Need To Know:

In Chapter Four of STRANGER THINGS, titled THE BODY, the search for Will continues. Will’s brother takes a photo of Barb that reveals a strange creature in a photo that could lead to some enlightening information. Meanwhile, Will’s mother, Joyce, attends the funeral of her son, even though she doesn’t believe he’s really dead. As she returns home and tries to relax, she sees her son through the wall in her living room, but there’s something between them that she just can’t seem to break through to Will. Meanwhile, Mike and his friends continue their search for Will, with the help of Eleven, who transmits the voice of Will through a radio from an unknown place.

The fourth episode of STRANGER THINGS is an exciting, intriguing one. Sheriff Hopper grows as a more compelling character as he investigates what might have truly happened to Will. Shawn Levy (NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM) brings his skill as a talented director to this episode and the previous one. The characters and their situations are enthralling. The fourth episode is also a little cleaner than the first three episodes. Still, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children because of brief foul language, some violence and scary situations.


CONTENT:  (BB, O, L, VV, S, AA, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
 Strong moral worldview as the good continues to battle the evil that tries to attack innocent people, but there is no reference to God, plus light occult elements where one character has telekinetic powers and can control things and people with her mind and girl uses her telekinetic powers to “channel” missing boy’s voice through a radio;

Foul Language:
  Three or four obscenities, a vulgarity and some name calling, plus girl uses her mind powers to make a boy urinate in his pants;

  Strong and light violence includes girl uses mind power and her nose bleeds, a man enters into a strange wall and is attacked by something unknown, people pull out the rope attached to man entering strange wall and only a small part of his suit returns covered in blood, man beats up another man outside of a bar to get information from him, man knocks out a guard guarding a dead body;

  Light sexual reference when a teenage girl exclaims in frustration she slept with a boy;

  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  Two men shown drinking in a bar together and one man appears to be slightly intoxicated;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  A few main characters smoke cigarettes; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Examples of a corrupt government and a few disturbing images.


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