“The Last of Us,” the faithful adaptation of the cult video game on Prime Video
Behind classics such as “Game of Thrones” or “The Sopranos”, the American HBO channel presented on Sunday one of the heavyweights of 2023: the serial adaptation of the video game “The Last of Us”. The first episode is already available on the Amazon platform this Monday. And the result is breathtaking.
The suspense lasted almost two weeks: on January 1, OCS lost the right to broadcast the sacred HBO series, a treasure that the French channel had owned for fifteen years. Then the question arose: could we watch the much-anticipated new creation of the American network in France “live” from the US? Our last ? The answer—the winner—came straight from Amazon: it is On the Prime Video streaming service As of March, we will be able to find the HBO catalog (for a fee) and the icing on the cake, Our last It’s streaming there for no extra charge from Monday.
Catch of War is monumental in the anticipation this series has built, and especially in the result: a faithful and exemplary adaptation of a video game It is one of the most cult of the PlayStation family (read below).
Our lastit’s the story of broke fifty-year-old Joel (Pedro Pascal). in a post-apocalyptic world where 60% of the population has been decimated by cordyceps, an invasive fungus that has evolved to control the people it infects. The survivors organized themselves into entrenched camps or groups of more or less respectable morals.
It’s also the story of Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a teenager born into this devastated world who may hold the key to developing a cure. Despite himself, Joel is forced to take Ellie under his wing to bring her to a place where her secret can make a difference. crossing the ruined US (the post-apocalyptic decorations are awesome).
Created by series creator Craig Mazin Chernobyl, and video game director Neil Druckmann draws from several genres – travel, horror, intimate. He achieves this success when he goes very faithful to the plot of the gameto surprise: the characters deepen, the scenario is enriched with many scenes, especially memories of the beginning of the epidemic…
A word of caution for action junkies: the few sequences that go in this direction remain rare, if impressive.
A word of caution to those who crave action and drop zombies: the few sequences that go in that direction remain rare, if impressive. Characters dominate heretheir relationship and what they are willing to do for a living, and in these moments the series excels.
“The Last of Us”*****. A season of nine episodes. The former is now available on Amazon Prime Video. One episode airs every Monday.
Cult video game from PS3 to PS5
Our last It was released on PlayStation 3 in June 2013. Developed by Naughty Dog (the studio behind). Uncharted Where Crash Bandicoot), the game had the rights to a remaster on PlayStation 4 in 2014 and a remake on PlayStation 5 in 2022. A critical and public success (17 million copies sold), the game inevitably earned the right to a sequel: The End of Us, Part IIReleased on PlayStation 4 in 2020 – 10 million copies sold to date and awarded ‘Game of the Year’.