The 100: The Complete Fourth Season DVD Review
The fight to survive has torn The 100 apart, turned them against each other, and taken the lives of their closest friends. Last season, our heroes found themselves at the epicenter of both the Grounder world and the struggle for Arkadia’s soul. Despite their best efforts, war appeared unavoidable, until a new, even more dangerous threat – one that had been quietly rising all along – exploded to the surface: ALIE, the A.I. that ended the world, offered relief from pain and eternal life in the “City of Light.” But as her ranks grew, it quickly became clear that she was building an army dedicated to controlling all sentient life on Earth. This was no longer a battle between warring factions; it was a fight for humanity itself. Now, a hard truth lands on the shoulders of those who remain. Will they go quietly into the night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet?
Studio: Warner Home Video
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Run time: 915 minutes
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Disc Spec: 3 DVD
At the heart of The 100 is its characters, most all of whom are extremely well-developed, consistently written, and delightfully flawed. Bob Morley and Eliza Taylor, in particular, shine as Bellamy Blake and Clarke Griffin, respectively, the male and female leads of the show. Together they form the backbone of a complex cast of characters. Both Bellamy and Clarke are intriguing, interesting characters in their own right, characters who manage to flip typical gender roles and expectations upside down. While Bellamy is passionate, vulnerable, and often openly emotional, Clarke is far more rational and pragmatic. Their relationship together is one of the most unique and beautiful relationships to ever cross the small screen. Between Morley and Taylor exists such a strong chemistry that even the slightest eye contact can send fans into a squealing frenzy. They are complemented by other strong and intense characters, such as warrior Octavia Blake and braniac Raven Reyes, both superbly played by Marie Avgeropoulos and Lindsey Morgan. Richard Harmon is a sarcastic delight in the role of the snarky John Murphy, and Devon Bostick shines as one of the show’s most criminally underrated characters, Jasper Jordan. The brilliant Henry Ian Cusick anchors the more mature characters as he embodies the role of Marcus Kane.
This show is intense, intelligent, and inspiring. Add a cohesive cast that works well together and writing definitely not meant for preteens and engaging for adults and you will be hooked (if you are patient ‘enough to get through the first five episodes or so of the first season knowing that this isn’t Lord of the Flies but something else entirely).
Movie Content: 9/10
- All-New Featurettes: From Outcasts to Leaders
- Creating a Post-Apocalyptic World
- The 100: Jasper’s Journey
- Battle Tested: The 100 Season 4 Stunts
- The 100: 2016 Comic-Con Panel
- Gag Reel
- Unaired Scenes
Special Features: 5/10
The Final Word
I seriously love this show. Season 4 starts off a little rocky, but after the first few episodes, it takes off like a rocket and doesn’t slow down. Great characters and story. Would definitely recommend.
Overall Rating: 8/10