The last of us The upcoming HBO Max series has divided the internet since releasing its first teaser. As the title already had a large fanbase, thanks to the hugely popular game series, the teaser was met with a lot of comments about how inappropriate the cast of the series is. Now, a few more statements about the show’s cast have led fans to lose more hope in the show.
The mandalorian fame Pedro Pascal and the game of thrones star Bella Ramsey forms the main cast of The last of us. Fans not only accused the show of inappropriate casting, but also said that it strayed far from its sources.
Bella Ramsey is unaware of the original The Last of Us verse
After the release of the teaser for the series inspired by the popular Sony game, the casting was the first point criticized. The game’s story centers on Joel and Ellie traveling across the United States in the midst of a deadly epidemic in search of any possible hope for humanity to survive. While fans could still accept Pedro Pascal as Joel, almost everyone pointed out one major difference between Ellie’s in-game character and Bella Ramsey onscreen.
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Critics related to Bella Ramsey’s Ellie have been high more recently after a controversial statement from the actress. In an interview with USA Today, the actress revealed that she has never acted The last of us Game. According to her words, when she revealed to HBO that she had never played the game, the studio encouraged her not to.
“I was actually encouraged not to. After my first audition, they asked me, ‘Did you play it? And I said ‘no,’ and they said, ‘Keep going. like that.
She further revealed that she watched some gameplay on Youtube later to capture the essence of Joel and Ellie’s universe. But the statement didn’t go over well with fans, many of whom are ardent gamers or believe sources must be followed to recreate the magic on screen.
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The Last of Us Brings Back Halo Nightmares Among Fans
Series and movies inspired by popular video games are not a new trend in the market. There have been various popular names on the list. One of the recent inclusions in the list had been Paramount’s Halo which did not meet with a very good reception from the fans. Coincidentally, this series also had a very different take on its source material which didn’t go down well. Various fans believe that HBO’s move away from the game may also lead to a similar disaster.
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Disappointing fan reactions to Bella Ramsey’s comment
We’ve collected several reactions that show how widely disappointed fans are with Bella Ramsey’s comment and HBO’s actions.
But how else will you understand their feelings, motivation, and interactions? That’s like saying a movie actor shouldn’t read a comic or the book the movie is adapted from. Personally, I would play the game, watching a YT race doesn’t give you the same emotions.
— angelless (@angelless45) October 8, 2022
Worst Cast Ever… Good Actor or Not
— RE-Crash (@Tyrant002model) October 8, 2022
Very excited for the show, but anyone who says it’s a good thing is faking it. Huge red flag, the Halo TV show did the same and watched how it went. Following the source material does not mean imitating it, but it helps to understand pic.twitter.com/yyRqksgLaX
— Grimpil (@BollisxX) October 8, 2022
They should never have done this, it won’t even come close to the performance of the actors in the game
— Matty (@mrMatty01) October 8, 2022
This just killed 90% of my hype.
– RHINAVAUHT (@rhinavauht1) October 8, 2022
Unfortunately, this shows that she has no idea how to be Ellie. It’s HBO’s fault
— EL-Capitano (@NinetyTwo_48) October 8, 2022
Additionally, fans have also pointed out that The last of us the series will also change many plots of the game. But the changes could also prove favorable for the show, but as of now, no assurances can be given on this. We have to wait for the show to hit HBO Max to find out if it did the game justice or not.
The Last of Us will be released in 2023 on HBO Max
Source: USA Today/Twitter