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The First Reviews for Stranger Things Season 4 Are In!

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BY May 24, 2022

Stranger Things Season 4 is out and critics have had a chance to pour in their reviews. On review aggregator, Rotten Tomatoes, the fourth season had an average tomatometer of 89% on its debut with 27 reviews at the time. Since then, it increased to a 93% as at the time of this article. Milly Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Wynona Ryder, David Harbor, Joe Keery, and Maya Hawke return in the new episodes.

Stranger Things Season 4 synopsis goes as follows: “Six months have passed since the Battle of Starcourt left a trail of terror and destruction in Hawkins. As they continue to deal with the aftermath, the group of friends part ways for the first time–and navigating the intricacies of the school doesn’t make things any easier. In this most vulnerable moment, a new, even more terrifying supernatural threat emerges, bringing a great mystery that, if solved, could be the key to ending the horrors of the Upside Down.”

The fourth season of “Stranger Things” comes in two parts, with the first batch of episodes premiering on Netflix on May 27, 2022. Volume 2 will be available for streaming on July 1st, almost a month later. We had the first-look photos in March, and now, the first half of the fourth season is out.

Stranger Things Season 4 Source: We Got This Covered

What Critics Have To Say About Stranger Things Season 4

It’s worth noting that Netflix already stated that Stranger Things is green-lit for a fifth season, which is the series’ last season. Below are some of the reviews for the new season from critics:

Now, six years after the show first dropped, “Stranger Things” has significantly leveled up its mythology to complicate its stories well beyond its initial bounds. It’s also scattered its characters to the wind enough that checking in with all of them has become increasingly difficult, to the point that, apparently, there is just no trimming it all down to fit the confines of a traditional TV episode. – Caroline Framke, Variety

Sadie Sink takes centerstage. A forlorn Max has grown distant from everyone after her stepbrother Billy’s (Dacre Montgomery) death. The isolation entangles her in some terrible situations. No pun intended, but the actor sinks into her role and ends up delivering the best performance of the gang, especially in the outstanding fourth episode. After Fear Street and Stranger Things, we may have a burgeoning scream queen on our hands. – Saloni Gajjar, AV Club

Stranger Things Season 4 in total feels stronger and more put-together than either Seasons 2 and 3, which often buckled under expectations to recapture the magic of its magical first season. More money in the budget doesn’t always equal better production, but one can see just how the show made good use of its jaw-dropping $30 million episode budget. How much was funneled into things like VFX or into Covid-19 protocols is unclear, but Vecna is a damn impressive sight to behold. – Eric Francisco, Inverse

Stranger Things Season 4 Source: JoBlo

The TV Show is a Widely Popular And Critically Acclaimed

Stranger Things is a Netflix original Sci-Fi horror drama television series developed by the Duffer Brothers. Along with Shawn Levy and Dan Cohen, the brothers act as showrunners and executive producers. On July 15, 2016, Netflix launched the series. The first season, set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, focuses on the investigation into the disappearance of a young boy (Will Byers) amidst unexplained events in the town, such as the emergence of a girl with psychokinetic abilities (Eleven).

Stranger Things has an international fan base and has received record viewership on Netflix. For its characterization, atmosphere, acting, soundtrack, directing, screenplay, and homages to 1980s films, the series gained critical acclaim. It has 39 Primetime Emmy Award nominations (and six wins. The show has four Golden Globe Award nominations and a British Academy Television Award nomination. It also boasts two Directors Guild of America Award nominations, three Writers Guild of America Award nominations, and three Grammy Award nominations.

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