Calling HBO’s “The Last of Us” “aggressively average” goes down about as well as you’d expect

The clock is ticking for the release of the highly anticipated HBO Max The last of us TV adaptation, and fans of the game will no doubt continue to be foaming with excitement at every second. The acclaim the show has received from reviewers with early screeners has certainly shoveled coal on this particular hype train, too.

But as with any celebrated trait, there is always an outlier; Insider’s Kirsten Acuna gave a lukewarm recap of the upcoming nine-episode series in one of the biggest entertainment departures of 2023 yet. Her claim is particularly important because her work is considered prominent the Walking Dead Correspondent means she’s all too familiar with analyzing content that’s human-centric and borders on zombie, and that’s gotten quite a buzz on Twitter.

Twitter is hardly known for giving good advice, but one user was happy to give some to Acuna:

But apparently the replies weren’t nearly as hostile as one might have thought.

Indeed, Acuna’s reputation seems to have preceded her. Although perhaps it helps that very few people have the resources to actually disagree with her, considering the show hasn’t released yet.

In any case, we expected sad twitter, and we got sad twitter.

Acuna’s review might seem like a strong rebuttal considering the series has been called one of the greatest live-action video game adaptations of all time. In fact, with modern games receiving an abundance (arguably an overabundance) of critical praise for their storytelling, it’s no wonder game customizations are starting to fly as high as they are. Still, one wonders what the game had to offer that Acuna missed in the series.

In any case, we can all form our own judgment as to when The last of us Premiered on HBO Max on January 15. Calling HBO’s “The Last of Us” “aggressively average” goes down about as well as you’d expect

Lindsay Lowe

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