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Round Up: The Last of Us TV reviews praise an excellent adaptation

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Days before the release of the first episode, select members of the media have shared their thoughts on the first season of HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us. Ellie was played by Pedro Pascal and Bela Ramsey, along with Joel Chernobyl With creator Craig Mazin at the helm, the series was always a great shot at success. However, the first wave of reviews hails The Last of Us as an excellent piece of TV, and one of the best adaptations of a video game ever.

unfortunately, push square The TV series wasn’t able to be watched before it was released, so we’ll be watching the episodes and providing coverage at the same time you’re watching it. For more information on Where to watch our TV show, click on the link. Below you will find a selection of reviews for The Last of Us.

Easily the best video-game adaptation ever made: one that deepens the game’s dystopian lore, while staying true to its emotional core. Like the game, it is also a masterpiece.

From the director’s choice to the decision to keep Gustavo Santaola’s heartbreaking score from the games, it’s clear that Durkmann and Mazin love this story and took loving care in telling Joel and Ellie’s story in this new way. do The Last of Us is an amazing retelling of a story that was already one of the best ever told in a video game, and this version highlights the importance of different perspectives in a way that only Will become more important if the series gets a second. Season Druckmann and Mazin have taken this unforgettable story and made it richer and more compelling, letting us live with these characters and this world in a way we couldn’t live with in the game. The Last of Us is a monumental success, and in this universe of incredible darkness, Mazin and Durkmann show us the light that makes this story so powerful.

The Last of Us is one of the best video game adaptations of all time, and it’s also a great TV drama in its own right. If you’re on the fence about watching it, do yourself a favor and join as soon as possible. Trust us, you’ll be infected in no time… infected, that is, with a hunger to watch the next episode.

IGN – 9/10

HBO’s The Last of Us is a brilliant adaptation of one of the most compelling stories ever told in video games and brings Joel and Ellie’s journey to a whole new audience. Taking the essence of what made the original story so enduring, it builds the game’s world while changing certain aspects almost entirely to great effect. Anchored by two great lead performances from Bela Ramsay and Pedro Pascal, it delivers a great show for fans of the PlayStation hit, while also managing to stay pleasantly exciting for newcomers.

Although the drama mixes narrative with flashbacks — including an unexpected movie-within-a-episode three — The Last of Us’ debut as a game is sometimes seen as a constant series of challenges. is what Ellie and Joel must face. At nine episodes, it feels a bit long, even if it’s truncated compared to its source material. But in its scale, depiction of horror and believable vision of friendship in disaster, The Last of Us is a rare piece of television: an adaptability that makes you want to get out early and play the game.

Gizmodo – “Best Video Game Adaptation”

Indulging us with this post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested setting, the last of us It is worth using those expectations to shed light on the less appreciated aspects of life. Things like family, friends, love, and a nice hot meal. Led by two award-worthy lead performances, the show features stunning production design and locations, powerful writing and filmmaking, all in the service of a truly wrist-wrenching, page-turner putting two characters through a story. The season has had some peaks and valleys, but the valleys never subside, and the peaks become incredibly high, resulting in what is sure to be an incredible season of television, one of the best of the year.

HBO’s The Last of Us is one of the best video game adaptations ever made for the big or small screen. That’s the blurb HBO wants for this post-apocalyptic tale of desperation, perseverance and zombies, and it’s the blurb HBO is sure to get — because it’s almost undeniably true. At the same time, it downplays how good The Last of Us is, just as a TV show — though an existing fan will relate to its mischief, sometimes shot-for-shot and line-by-line. -four-line, will closely identify. Dog source material.

Rolling Stone – “A better version of The Walking Dead”

It’s very straightforward and simple in what it’s trying to do, but hard-hitting about it. I’ve never played the game, but Druckmann and Mazin have turned it into something that works very well as a television show.

Vanity fair – “One of the best video game adaptations ever”

We already had the loss and disappointment of Station Eleven a year ago; The last of us only adds more cruelty. But the latter show proves rewarding enough, more than fits and starts, to be worth a chilly winter watch. While so much seems to be stalking our own streets, threatening to bring us back, at least we can take some comfort in the fact that the fungus is, still, safe on the other side of the screen.

The scope is vast, for better (soaring vistas, sweeping cityscapes) and for worse (one of the premiere’s two prologues is pointless). There are big guest leads. The action is good, functional. An episode completely replaces the game’s canon, but some scenes are recreated shot-for-shot. This may work best for newbies, or fans who prefer barely customizable customizations. This contributes to the feeling of watching someone else’s replay.


If you weren’t already going to watch, have these reviews convinced you to at least give the TV series a shot? Let us know in the comments below.

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