Monday, January 30

Tag: Adaptation

‘The Last Of Us’ Reviews Call It the Best Video Game Adaptation

Video game fans have grown accustomed to disappointment any and every time their beloved artform gets adapted to movies and TV shows. They always turn out badly. But it seems like The Last Of Us is the very rare exception to the rule. The new HBO series version of the hugely popular PlayStation series has gotten almost universal acclaim from the first batch of critics to sample the show. Multiple reviewers call it the best video game adaptation ever, and even those who don’t go that far call it an extremely well-crafted and thrilling zombie series with a pair of outstanding lead performances from Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. If they have any complaints so far, it’s that the show is arguably too faithful to the games, which if you’ve seen Super Mario...