HBO’s live-action sequenceThe Final of Us has set a brand new document with its Rotten Tomatoes rating.
The present, which premieres within the US on Sunday 15 January and on Monday 16 January on Sky Atlantic within the UK, is customized from the acclaimed 2013 online game of the identical identify.
Forward of its debut, The Final of Us has been lavished with reward by many reviewers – together with The Unbiased’s chief TV critic Nick Hilton.
On the assessment aggregation web site Rotten Tomatoes, the sequence presently boasts a glowing “recent” rating of 97 per cent optimistic evaluations.
The rating is very noteworthy given the tepid reception online game variations often obtain. A number of – similar to 1993’s Tremendous Mario Bros or 2003’s Alone within the Darkish – have been cited as rating among the many worst movies ever made.
In actual fact, whereas it’s potential the sequence’ rating might drop a share level or two within the subsequent week, The Final of Us has achieved the best ever rating for a live-action online game adaptation.
The second season of Netflix’s hit fantasy adaptation The Witcher registered a rating of 95 per cent, however the sequence general clocks simply 81 per cent “recent” – and that’s nonetheless the second-highest rating of any live-action present.
The 2021 movie Werewolves Inside is reportedly the highest-ranked live-action movie primarily based on a online game, having garnered a rating of 81 per cent.
Animated online game variations have, nevertheless, loved better essential success previously, with some even besting The Final of Us’s spectacular score.
The animated sequence Arcane: League of Legends and Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, launched by Netflix, each presently have excellent scores of 100 per cent optimistic evaluations.
Castlevania, one other animated sequence launched by Netflix in 2017, additionally scores extremely, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 94 per cent.
The Final of Us premieres at 9pm on HBO on Sunday 15 January within the US. Within the UK, it airs at 2am on 16 January on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
In a latest interview, The Final of Us star Pedro Pascal revealed the one main instruction from HBO that he ignored whereas filming the sequence.