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No, ‘The Last of Us’ didn’t break the curse of video game adaptations

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Since the arrival of “The Last of Us” on January 15 on Prime Video, we only talk on both sides of the Atlantic about the famous “curse of video game adaptation” wanting that each film or series struggling to transfer to the screen a story intended for gamers becomes a turnip in the cinema or on television (“Tomb Raider”, “Mortal Kombat”, “Assassin’s Creed”, “Uncharted”…). In particular because to listen to and read the praises which are braided to him, this one would have been masterfully overcome by this story of a father having to protect a teenager during the Apocalypse.

Admittedly, we too believed it during the tense first half hour of the first episode, when the heroes of the series, Joel, the father and his daughter Sarah, were still living a normal life in the city. from Austin to Texas. Especially since the prologue – a debate between scientists during a television program from the 1960s particularly well rendered – skillfully suggests the idea of ​​​​the origin of evil by evoking a danger that was then harmless. In this case, one of the guests describes as a potential threat to humanity a destructive fungus already present on Earth but still without gravity. This indeed attacks ants but could invade the human brain on the completely improbable condition that the average temperature increases considerably…

Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal. (COPYRIGHT HBO)

The night the killer mushroom wreaks havoc

After the prologue is over

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