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The Last of Us set photos (HBO)

VulcanRaven

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The Last of Us tv series is being filmed in Canada right now. Some set photos and videos have been posted online. I like everything I have seen so far. It will be great to see the events of the first game in live action but I'm more excited to see how they expand it.





 
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Vaelka

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Still can't deal with Bella Ramsey as Ellie and good lord these pics don't help.
Did she just become popular because of her cringey role in GoT?

She was good in the first scene in the show but holy fuck she overstayed her welcome and they tried to turn her into a '' badass '' in the most on the nose and obnoxious way ever.
Her acting wasn't even good it was just okay in the first scene but then it just became annoying.

Like what other qualifications does she have?
 

FingerBang

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This looks really good and I'm hyped for it. TLOU and TLOU2 are amazing games that are perfect for a TV show.

I'm absolutely fine with the characters not looking like those in the game, they are 2 different experiences to me and my enjoyment of the show won't depend on my love for the series.
 
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I don’t really understand why people want a 1:1 adaption of the game. Actors aren’t gonna look the same as video game characters and they already confirmed that the plot of the show is going to deviate from the game. If you want the OG story with the characters that look like the game… then there’s the original on PlayStation 3 or the remastered version on PlayStation 4 to play. I’m gonna wait until I see the show before I write it off as a disaster

That being said, Hugh Jackman as Joel would’ve been cool… he was great in Prisoners. It it what it is.
 

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Look, I don't like Henry Cavill's look as Geralt, but I still didn't bitch about it every time a set photo was released, tbh bitching about it can't change a thing, the moment casting got announced is when you're already in a loosing game. Either way I'll still give this a watch, hopefully it's good.
 

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Something is off about ellies head...
Big Head Singing GIF by PIXIES
 

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Still can't deal with Bella Ramsey as Ellie and good lord these pics don't help.
Yup, and it’s not even just that she doesn’t look loads like Ellie, it’s that her look is just all wrong for the character.

Ellie had very soft, rounded features and big watery eyes. It worked for the scared young girl you were protecting.

Bella has very harsh, angular features and tiny sinister eyes. It doesn’t work at all, she looks like a villain.

I can give a pass to Pedro, but Bella was an awful choice.
 

VulcanRaven

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Did she just become popular because of her cringey role in GoT?

She was good in the first scene in the show but holy fuck she overstayed her welcome and they tried to turn her into a '' badass '' in the most on the nose and obnoxious way ever.
Her acting wasn't even good it was just okay in the first scene but then it just became annoying.

Like what other qualifications does she have?
She might have been good in the screen test so they chose her. I haven't seen GoT.


 
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Elog

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Solid choices of actors. Could not care less about how picture like they are compared to the in-game characters.

Edit: Nikolaj is very far from Joel (at least in my opinion) in how he moves his face as well as that look of innocence he easily gets. Needs to feel more like old leather and tar - Nikolaj does not.
 
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I remember when Heath Ledger was casted as the Joker and the reaction back then looks the same here with Bella. Basing on how a actor should look the part first before their acting chops is beyond stupid.
 

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I remember when Heath Ledger was casted as the Joker and the reaction back then looks the same here with Bella. Basing on how a actor should look the part first before their acting chops is beyond stupid.
Yeah, and set shots always don’t do the final product justice. The Witcher looked terrible in those early shots and it turned out just fine. I’m guessing this has a much bigger budget. Just relax and wait for the final product.
 
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I remember when Heath Ledger was casted as the Joker and the reaction back then looks the same here with Bella. Basing on how a actor should look the part first before their acting chops is beyond stupid.
This is what you get from people who don't know shit about anything other than their main hobby.
 
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Anna doesn't look like Tess from the video game at all, another poor casting choice.

. . .why does she have to? She has excellent genre chops (FRINGE was fantastic once they were able to let loose) and she is a good actress. Why wouldn't that be your driving motivation for the actor as opposed to "Let's limit our casting to actors who explicitly look like their digital counter-parts?"

They plucked the cast from a tranny convention

. . .you're an old hat at these conventions huh?
 

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Did she just become popular because of her cringey role in GoT?

She was good in the first scene in the show but holy fuck she overstayed her welcome and they tried to turn her into a '' badass '' in the most on the nose and obnoxious way ever.
Her acting wasn't even good it was just okay in the first scene but then it just became annoying.

Like what other qualifications does she have?
Everything I've seen with her outside of GofT, hasn't been great. She had a brief role in the Golden Compass series on HBO, and she was on the Worst Witch that my daughters tried to watch. Maybe she has since grown as an actress, but her performance on those shows was pretty bad. We'll see I guess.

I think that's my biggest problem with live action remakes of video games. Especially with the level of realism we can achieve with the tech we have. The game is already the movie and the best representation of those characters. I know that they want to reach a new audience with this story. The kind that can only handle an hour plus long story and not a 10 hour interactive one. But as someone who has played the game, this kind of stuff doesn't do anything for me.