How bad was it?>>119274217
Mewni's NOT an interesting place. The show lost its legs the second dimension hopping got dropped and we got stuck in hard in the "the mewians are colonizers, really." politics. The fundamental problems with seasons 3 and 4 all have to do with the subversion of Eclipsa as an antagonist when the entire dramatic thrust of the series revolved around Moon letting something awful out to save her kingdom short term.
By having Eclipsa have Done Nothing Wrong, Really, there's nowhere to fucking go, no villain who can match Toffee, and the same kind of rushed, confused writing we see in Owl House. We never see a Mewni worth saving, a royal family worth a damn, and the monster community is retconned to "20something millennials oppressed by DAD" instead of the attempt at nuanced politics the movie had.
If Stat's journey is becoming a good leader of her people she needed someone to challenge her flaws. Eclipsa was poised to do just that, as a fun grandma who did not give a fuck about her people or anything but a good time, y'know, like Star, to the point of dabbling in bad shit and making pacts with real ass evil, but instead we had the writers change up and decide to girlbossify Eclipsa so the whole fucking story becomes..I dunno. I dunno what they were trying to say.