The Witcher Series Review is one of the only reviews I had been look forward to. Because, it had Henry Cavill, and bunch of sword fights.
Lauren Schmidt’s the Witcher series has the perfect cast of Henry Cavill, who frequently declared that he is a fan of the games and the films. In a series with a complex story and a very intricate one.
His acting is one of the best things about the series. On top of which he brings some of the best-choreographed sword fight scenes.
In a world where humans prove to be more wicked than beasts. Mutated to the point of superman, monster hunter Geralt of Rivia struggles to find his place.
Reading some of the reviews on the series surprised, shocked me. For I had loved the series and had thought it was almost flawless. Then I made more research and more analysis into it and found quite a bit of issues with the series.
But there are two things that I will talk about in the Witcher Series Review that makes you disregard everything else. Well okay, I may tell the first one. That is what was mentioned already which is the casting of Henry Cavill. He alone brings so much to the table and is virtually flawless as the Geralt of Rivia.
The other you might be able to guess. If you paid close attention to what is in the intro. If you can’t. And don’t feel like reading back. Then keep reading forward. I will talk about it more in detail subsequently.
The Witcher Series Trailer
Sure the massive potential that there existed in the series is not fully actualized. It is something that many critics keep rewinding back to. It is something that I can’t ignore as well in the witcher series review. We all know and hope that they will achieve the potential for the next season which is going to come out soon.
Series wouldn’t exist without Geral for sure. But another character that was as compelling if not more was Anya Chalotra’s Yennifer. Her story of an orphan from farmland becoming a sorcerer is something that gets the story lovers grappling with the prospect of what ensues already from the first few episodes.
Although, as her character’s skills become stronger in the series. Her acting seems to lag behind, creating incongruence between the story and the acting. Despite the shortcomings, her character is vigorous and is another one of the strengths of the show as the Witcher series review argues.
What is not one of the strengths of the show but is supposed to be is Ciri. Her character from the beginning is elucidated as a crucial one. Yet we don’t spend enough time learning her backstory. Any story of hers in fact except she has to find the Witcher whom she never met.
The failure to develop her character makes her seem like just a MacGuffin for the story of Witcher, rather than a standalone character. But as rumors suggest about season two. Filmmakers are going to go deeper into the story of Ciri and the Geralt as well.
Some of the funniest things to say about in the Witcher series review are how many times Geralt swears and meanmuggs his way through the show. Plus, the usage of coin and destiny seem way too many for one series to handle.
If we were to add them all up. We could end up with one episode worth of material where the character uses the words; coin, destiny, fuck, and sighs of Geralt.
To Sum Up
To sup the Witcher series review, despite its many flaws, these exposition-heavy 8 episode series make up for one heck of a good time and a prolong for the Witcher series world.
A fantastical world full of monsters and corrupt kings is exactly something that the audience is craving after the finale of another series with mostly the same features.
That thing I promised to mention was the sword fights. Really, I have not seen such good choreographed fighting and such realistic one in any series before. They are so good that it makes you want to make a plank sword and swing it up to people around you.
This fact alone makes the Witchers series worth watching disregarding all its flaws.
As one of the Hollywood Gurus used to say; “put an actor that everyone loves. And give him a sword to fight, and the audience is going to love him even more”.
Now I don’t know how true the saying is. But the Witcher series proves that it comes as close to being true as any other cliche sayings of the industry. if you like the witcher series review, head over to movies where we have more honest reviews.