The fourth film (With S.S. Wilson Returning to direct) jumps back to 1889, with the founding of Rejection, Neveda. This is the town that would become Perfection. Michael Gross returns as the ancestor of Burt, Hiram Gummer.
The town is under siege from young graboids, and it falls to Gummer to do something about it. Unlike Burt, Hiram is an upper class guy. He is a bit of a snob, but still a decent person. There is not a major twist here…the graboids are smaller gliding worms that have not yet matured.
The film has it’s moments, but I am unsure that this was a necessary prequel. How is this not part of the town history? How had nobody heard of the graboids? It just ends up raising questions for the franchise. Overall, it is not as enjoyable as previous entries.