Though reviews are locked up until May 23, the first spoiler-free reactions have surfaced on Twitter, and it’s safe to say they were all praise
If social media reactions are to pass by, expect Netflix’s blockbuster Stranger Things Season 4 to blow fans away with what critics have dubbed “the much darker and scariest season.” The first episode was streamed on Saturday, giving media representatives a sneak peek at the highly anticipated series. Though reviews are on lockdown until May 23rd, the first spoiler-free reactions have surfaced on Twitter and it’s safe to say they were very impressed.
With a pivotal ending to season three, with the Byers leaving Hawkins and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) joining them after losing her powers, there was much to debate, even when David Hopper’s David Hopper was revealed to be alive was. The main characters, Finn Wolfhard as Mike, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin, Noah Schnapp as Will, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas, Sadie Sink as Max, Winona Ryder as Joyce, Natalia Dyer as Nancy, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan, Joe Keery as Steve and Maya Hawke as Robin will all return with a host of new faces.
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Collider’s Steven Weintraub praised the creators, The Duffer Brothers, for taking the time to build a world. “The first episode of #StrangerThings4 is . It lasts almost an hour and 15 minutes and I loved it. Rather than rush into the season, the Duffer brothers take their time and build a lot of character. Not what I expected and loved when that happens. #StrangerThings,” he tweeted. “Got a first look at Stranger Things Season 4 this weekend. Shocking, scary, and *much* darker than I expected, the new season feels like it was worth the wait. I also love the new characters. My spoiler-free # StrangerThings4 review is coming soon to @DigitalTrends! wrote Digital Trends’ Rick Marshall.
Alex Zaben from Decider said it’s all about the hype. “The #StrangerThings season 4 premiere is at stake, emotional and scarier than ever. But most of all, it’s just so good to have these characters — and this show — back. Get excited because there’s nothing quite like it on TV.” The Movie Podcast’s Shahbaz had some special words for Joe Keery. “Episode 1 of #StrangerThings4 is the next evolution of the popular series. The production is at its best and the horrors are increased to 11. Joe Keery remains a favorite while the new cast brings something fresh #StrangerThings @Netflix @Netflix_CA @Stranger_Things
Stranger Things Season 4 Volume 1 will be released on Netflix on May 27th, Volume 2 will be released on July 1st.