Red vs. Blue Season 4 returned to the series roots. Shorter episodes, tighter story, and lots of rapid-fire comedy put Season 4 right up there with 1 and 2 as some of the funniest stuff youll ever see. My only complaint is that because Season 3 was so over the top and heavy on crazy plot twists that you really need to have seen it to understand Season 4. Once you get your head wrapped around the story, though, it is very enjoyable. Xbox and/or Halo fans, you need to see Red vs. Blue.
Honk, Honk. Blarg (Story)
As I mentioned above, Season 4s story relies pretty heavily on your knowledge of what happened previously in the series. If you havent already seen Seasons 1-3, watch them first or youll be lost. Season 4 follows the Red team as they return to Blood Gulch and Simmons goes crazy when no one believes he saw a tank driving around. The Blue team is still at Zanzibar where they discover an alien who was sent there to claim Tuckers glowing sword. The Blues then go on a quest to slay a mythical beast and use the sword (which is really a key) to fulfill an alien prophecy. Eventually, everyone returns to Blood Gulch (which is called Coagulation in Halo 2, by the way) and everything returns to normal. Mostly.
Red vs. Blue Season 4 includes episodes 58-77 of the hit internet comedy show that have been edited together into one long movie. Jokes that were in the black at the end of episodes in the original downloadable versions (Tuckers Bow Chicka Bow Wow jokes and Simmons arguing with Sheila the Tank, for example) have been re-shot so you have some nice visuals to go with the audio funny.
Special features include the things we have come to expect from Rooster Teeth and the Red vs. Blue series. There are PSAs covering Xbox 360 Zero Hour, New Years, The Winter Olympics, and Custom Videos people ask the cast to make. Youll also find outtakes (I highly recommend the Sargeisms segment), deleted scenes, and character profiles. There is also an audio commentary track that is full of information that RvB fans will really appreciate.
Honk Blarg (Bottom Line)
Overall, Season 4 is right up there among the best that Red vs. Blue has to offer. Season 3 was a little too long, and too complicated, and the jokes were a bit too far apart. All of these problems were fixed in Season 4 and the result is something special. The actors have really got their characters nailed down now so everything is very consistent. Matt Hullum as Sarge is particularly good this year. The jokes are also just better and more memorable this season. Adding an alien Honk blarg makes any real life situation hilarious and Bow chicka bow wow is just as brilliant. I highly recommend Red vs. Blue Season 4 along with all of the other seasons of the series. Youll watch this DVD many, many times so it is absolutely worth the $20 investment.