The series “The Last of Us” – based on the computer game of the same name – won the recognition of viewers and critics. As Michał Walkiewicz, editor-in-chief of the Filmweb portal, assesses on TVN24, an important element of this success is the expansion of the borders of the post-apocalyptic world by the creators.
HBO production collects rave reviews. Critics write, among other things, about “the best video game adaptation ever made”. Michał Walkiewicz from the filmweb.pl portal, who rated the production with eight stars out of ten, indicated in his review that the series is both “a great horror about the fall of civilization” and an excellent adaptation of video games.
– This is a series that had a very high bar, had to face a rather not noble tradition of failed game adaptations. Secondly, he had to face a masterpiece. Every medium has masterpieces and the video game medium “The Last of Us” is certainly one of the masterpieces – emphasized Walkiewicz, who was a guest of “You get up and the weekend” on TVN24.
Michał Walkiewicz: the creators behaved very wisely
According to the journalist, the adaptation is successful. – Players are happy because they have an adaptation that is decent. People who love series are also happy because they have one of the best series about the post-apocalypse. I think everyone won,” he said.
– The basic problem facing anyone who wants to bring a video game to the screen is to find an equivalent for interactivity. I think that the creators behaved very wisely and went into expanding the world and the background threads, into expanding the boundaries of the plot – indicated the TVN24 interlocutor.
He adds that the interactivity of the games is also the reason why many of their previous adaptations are considered unsuccessful. – In the game, we participate in creating a story through choice. You have to give something back, and I feel like very few creators know what to give back, what kind of experience to replace that interactivity. Here we have a simple and very noble way: to show more and do it well, with a large budget – said Walkiewicz.
“The Last of Us” – what is the series about?
The series “The Last of Us” is an adaptation of the best-selling computer game of the same title. It was written and produced by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman, who was also one of the game’s writers. The first season will have nine episodes, which will be released weekly. The first issue took place on Monday, January 16. The series can be watched on the HBO Max platform.
The story presented in the series takes place 20 years after modern civilization is destroyed by a spreading disease. A surviving Joel is tasked with smuggling a 14-year-old girl named Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone. The couple walks together United Statesby relying on each other. The journey turns out to be a brutal, difficult, challenging journey.
The series includes Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nico Parker, Nick Offerman, Storm Reid, Merle Dandridge, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, and Troy Baker.
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