The League of Legends-based Netflix show, Arcane, was released in 2021, and with its release came a wave of positive reviews. Not only was it widely enjoyed by the viewers, but critics were also quite impressed with the adaptation of the video game into the animated series. Arcane is also one of the lucky shows to find their spot in the 100% rating club over at Rotten Tomatoes.
Arcane has a bigger fan base than one would imagine. Hugely popular actor and video game enthusiast, Henry Cavill is one of the many fans of Arcane. The actor recently talked about how hooked he was when he first started watching the show. He even got his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso addicted to it!
Henry Cavill Couldn’t Stop Watching Arcane
While in conversation with BBC Radio 1’s film critic, Ali Plumb, Henry Cavill opened up about his fixation on the critically acclaimed show. Plumb was in fact the one who suggested that Cavill should watch the show, given the latter’s obsession with video games. When Plumb asked Cavill if he liked Arcane as much as he told him he would, Cavill replied in an affirmative.
“Yes, I really did! I’m so glad you told me, because when you said it, I went home immediately and I was like, ‘Right Natalie, I was told by this guy at work that I should watch Arcane.’ And she was like, ‘Oh I’ve heard some pretty good things about it.’ I couldn’t stop watching it.”
The Enola Holmes actor added that even when it got super late in the night and his girlfriend, Natalie Viscuso, suggested they get some sleep, Cavill wasn’t ready to log out of Netflix just yet. He convinced her to stay up and keep watching the show with him. Cavill said he was quite thankful to Plumb for introducing the show to him, which he would’ve missed otherwise.
Plumb might’ve ignited hope in the hearts of Cavill’s fans by stating that he’s hoping that someday Cavill might be able to do a voiceover role in a series in the future. Who knows, maybe the series in question would be another adaptation of one of Cavill’s favorite video games.
Arcane Gets an Overall Positive Response
History has proved time and again that video game adaptations haven’t always been a success. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider are both adaptations of popular video games. As for how well the movies performed, they received Rotten Tomatoes ratings of 37% and 20% respectively. Compare it to Arcane’s 100%, and you have your answer.
The visually stunning animated series was immensely praised for its storyline and intriguing characters. Arcane follows the life of sisters Jin and Vi, and their life in the utopian city of Piltover. After its release, Arcane won four Emmy awards, including an award for Outstanding Animated Program. This marks Netflix’s first time winning an Emmy for animation.
The show beautifully combines adventure with interesting relationships between characters and does not focus solely on being action-packed. With the show being one of the few adaptations that have managed to avoid the disappointment that comes with video games being turned into movies and shows, fans cannot wait to see what the second season brings to the table. A definite release date for season 2 is yet to be decided.
Arcane season one is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: BBC Radio 1