I think the story is rushed (Fan Creations)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Monday, March 06, 2023, 15:51 (494 days ago) @ Anna Komnene
edited by Cody Miller, Monday, March 06, 2023, 16:01

I don’t really agree.

Did you see Up? In the beginning 4 minutes, you absolutely fall in love with the couple as they meet and date, and are devastated when they go through their struggles. Like, people cried. After 4 minutes of screen time.

9 episodes is more than enough time to solidify Joel and Ellie’s relationship. But only if you know the medium you are going into and write for that. The problem with a “faithful adaptation” is that the story was not written for a limited series. It was written for an interactive game.

You need to change things accordingly. Time is not the issue. It is how time is spent. If Aliens can make you root for Newt, Hicks, and Ripley in 2 hours then you can make us buy Joel and Ellie in a limited series. If RRR can take you on an incredible journey of ups, downs, meetings, joy, betrayal, and redemption for the two leads and their friendship in 3 hours, then you can get Joel to say Baby Girl and mean it in 6.

If they can do it with Frank and Bill in 50 minutes… well you get the picture.

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