Based on the 2013 action-adventure video game, The Last of Us will premiere on HBO Max soon. While the series is expected to follow the same plot as the game, many believe that the creators would probably change some things. The show-makers have also said that they will be focusing on enhancing the original story, instead of stretching the show. While fans were not so thrilled after the network released its first trailer, the audience has grown to like the upcoming show. The series has already received immense love from critics and has already set a new record on Rotten Tomatoes.
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The Last of Us Sets a New Record on Rotten Tomatoes
The Last of Us is yet to release on HBO Max, but the series has received glowing reviews from critics. It has received an average critic score of 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. With a 98% critic score, it has gained the highest review score for a live-action adaptation of a video game ever.
Given the reactions and reviews video game adaptations generally receive, the score turns out to be impressive. However, unlike live-action adaptations, animated adaptations of video games have received a positive response.
Even after a 98% critic score, The Last of Us still falls behind Cyberpunk: Edgerunners and Arcane: League of Legends, the animated adaptations of video games. Both animated shows have a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie are also being praised for their performance in the series. So far, it has received positive reviews. Most reviews also point out how viewers don’t need any prior knowledge of the game to watch the series.
And to make this possible, the makers of the show have made some significant changes. The HBO adaptation is reportedly different from the previous live-action adaptation of video games. With The Last of Us receiving the best reviews and critic scores, fans are also excited about the show.
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Fans Looking Forwards to The Last of Us Premiere
There isn’t much time left for The Last of Us premiere and with the positive reviews pouring in for the series, fans are getting more excited about its release. The reviews do not end with praises for the cast and the makers, the video-game adaptation is described as Neil Druckmann’s love letter to the fans of the video game.
It is a love letter to fans of the Playstation game.#TheLastofus#TheLastofusHBO pic.twitter.com/2tpxp7FaIR
— Julien (@MajorDcp) January 5, 2023
THE LAST OF US ERA IS REAL AND IT'S TODAY OMFG pic.twitter.com/sHUzLZmlK0
— francisco (@Francis32748807) January 15, 2023
Damn. Was pretty keen to watch The Last of Us tonight until I realised it’s not out till 1pm tomorrow
— Cowboy NuggzAF (@NUGGZ26) January 15, 2023
the last of us airs tomorrow and im not physically ready im ngl
— ash #SaveWarriorNun (@DykeLenaLuthor) January 15, 2023
I’m so excited to watch the last of us on hbo!! The last of us is my favorite game!!😩🖤🖤
— tattedbunnyxx (@tattedbunnyxx) January 15, 2023
not me waking up this morning super excited about the last of us and then i remember hbo isn’t like netflix, so the show isn’t available until tomorrow in sweden PLUS they don’t drop the whole season in one go 😭 never felt rage like this before
— ella (@dreamfictions) January 15, 2023
While the ratings of the video game adaptation can fluctuate after its release, it already has the highest review score for a live-action adaptation of a video game. Along with the fans of the game, people who do not know much about the game, are looking forwards to the series.
The creator of the series, Neil Druckmann, has said during an interview that he wanted the video game adaptation to stand alongside the “great HBO shows that are out there.” Druckmann said that as a fan of the game himself, he wanted to honor the source material in every way possible.
The Last of Us will premiere on January 15, 2023, on HBO Max.
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