A couple of days ago, the final episode of the first season of The Last of Us was released on HBO Max.
This is a TV adaptation of a PlayStation exclusive featuring Neil Druckmann, the author of the original game. If for some reason you have not yet watched the new product, then you should do it now.
Since the beginning of the rental of the series, it has been gaining momentum and attracting a new audience. The first episode was verified by 4.7 million users, the last by 8.2 million. At the same time, in Europe and Europe, the project became the most interesting in the history of HBO Max.
We have already rated the series and are in a hurry to share our impressions.
Return to the beloved universe
From the first minute to the very end, it turned out that Druckmann had a hand in the film adaptation, and this is very good. He was able to set the detective in the right direction.
What is the series about: 2003 The world of a pandemic associated with the spread of cordyceps cerebral infection. This is a fungus that devours the entire organ and takes control of it. People cease to be themselves and gradually turn into monsters.
Hardened in the fight for survival, Joe and Ellie are a brave, bright teenage girl beyond her years – attractive and a friend of a friend in her wanderings through the ruins of the United Gatherings.
Throughout the season, it was clear how the authors diligently treated the project. They carefully transferred even the smallest details that you might not even pay attention to in the game, but you will definitely notice here.
I’m not just talking about dialogue and copied scenes, but locations in general. All interiors, all sights are recreated taking into account the most unusual details. Yes, there are controversial moments, but in general, questions do not arise for the series. It is imbued with Druckmann’s soul from beginning to end.
At the same time, unlike the game, here we managed to reveal some features a little more and deeper. You become attached to them and do not want to let go. Even the controversial Bella Ramsay attracts attention and makes her empathize. And all by chance that she perfectly got used to the role of the girl Ellie and perfectly conveyed the whole range of her emotions.
It is on the “chemistry” between Joel and Ellie that the whole series is based, due to their duet, the novelty is interesting to watch. actors excel in their roles. And what’s also interesting is that Pascal and Ramsay were banned from playing The Last of Us, so they cross paths and meet with the characters, and a few others. This makes it even more interesting for those who have already played TLOU.
And despite that part of a broad series, there are no serious questions for others at all. Everything looks coherent and never feigned.
The atmosphere is just fantastic
What I want to say a special thank you to is for the promising game universe, which can be worked out in as much detail as possible.
I especially liked the work of the make-up artists, who were able to make believable monsters. They are similar to the ones in, albeit with some use cases. But the viewer literally sees exactly how cordyceps were infected and parasitized on people.
The only pity is that personally infected here few, but we are warned about this in advance. However, every skirmish with them is nerve-wracking and sometimes even terrifying. Plus, such interactions are well located, they look dynamic and dynamic. happens in the same breath.
I can’t speak about the final as a whole, it will be a big spoiler for those who haven’t played. But with him, the authors are available at the highest level. And for gamers there is a special Easter egg. So definitely worth a look.
According to rumors, each episode cost the creators $ 10 million. And this is evident in everything from those around you to the actors playing their roles. The graphics are just fire, the scenery is impressive, the make-up is excellent, the costumes are chic. You can praise everything here. Almost.
Look? 100% yes
This is the best film adaptation story in all of cinema. In all cases, the authors found a bar in high-quality observation that only realizes the points of the project.
Yes, there are small flaws here, but they are extremely minor, which is completely indifferent. Even as an independent project, The Last of Us looks impressive. The series is suitable for both fans and original laymen.
Source: Iphones RU
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