“The Last of Us” an In-Depth Review


Noah Keith Spencer, Staff Writer

The Last of Us, the HBO television show based on the popular video game of the same name, is an intense and exciting journey through a post-apocalyptic world overrun by a rampant fungal infection turning even the most likable people into bloodthirsty feral monsters. The show follows Joel and Ellie, two survivors of a deadly virus that has wiped out most of humanity, as they make their way across a dangerous and unpredictable landscape to find a cure to this “virus.”

The show is visually stunning, with excellent special effects and an impressive cast that includes Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey, and Merle Dandridge. The actors’ performances are top-notch, and the story is gripping and emotional, which is extremely close to the cinematic scenes of the games. The show also does a great job of exploring the themes of survival, hope, and the bond between Joel and Ellie, genuinely showing how close encounters and looking out for each other can develop a deep and caring relationship between people.

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Not only is it a surprisingly good show, but it is another adaptation of a video game that has hit screens and surprised fans and new viewers alike. This is surprising due to the long history of lousy movie and shows adaptations of video games, which tainted the public view on the entire market for tv adaptations of video games.

Many people who view the show without a game could never even tell that it was an adaptation and expected it to be a completely original show! Unfortunately, this seems to be a reoccurring theme in older audiences as they are unaware of modern online culture and the knowledge of games that would entail. Even those in my close friends’ families have encountered this same situation where they thought the show was something completely original.

Overall, The Last of Us is an excellent show that will please video game fans and newcomers alike. The show’s intense action sequences and emotional story create a captivating viewing experience. However, although it is an excellent show, it can sometimes get depressing or thrilling. So if that is not your cup of tea, I wouldn’t recommend this show to that audience. Also, I cannot stress this enough, THIS IS NOT A KIDS SHOW, do not let more minor children watch this as it is not child friendly, nor was it made for children! However, if you’re looking for a gripping drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat or are a faithful fan of The Last of Us videogame series, The Last of Us is worth checking out.