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Early Reviews for The Witcher say the Fight Scenes "Makes Game of Thrones' Fights Look Awful"

Published Mon Dec 02 2019 By Travis
Early Reviews for The Witcher say the Fight Scenes "Makes Game of Thrones' Fights Look Awful"

The first impression of The Witcher is good to great with much praise going to the impressive fighting scenes.

'The Witcher' is just a couple of weeks away with all the episodes set to be made available in the last third of this month, and there is a lot of hope, palpable anticipation and in some quarters, a lot of fear too about the series and how it will do justice to the source material.

There’s been no shortage of negative press for the show to this point; from the name reveal of the show to the looks of the characters, everything was turned, twisted, and picked apart by legions of fans of the books and the games based in the same universe.

The Wticher and its action scenes are getting all the praise for the show.
The Wticher and its action scenes are getting all the praise for the show.

Source: Quartz

After all the negative press and hate from the “fans,” the show finally debuted its trailer, which was again met with a middling response, but then the tide started turning when the team made their way to San Diego Comic-Con. Henry Cavill was still on the fence among the fans, but Anya Chalotra, from Guildhall, and Freya Allen were both a hit among the fans.

Lauren Hissrich also got the stamp of approval from the fans, and she won some hearts with the revelation the show would not shy away from blood and gore. Henry Cavill won over the fans in the second trailer when he wielded his sword and went after people in pure video game fashion, with even the sound of the clip also giving the beloved game’s vibe.

The Witcher dealt with some backlash from fans.
The Witcher dealt with some backlash from fans.

Source: Empire

Henry, as 'Geralt,' was finally accepted, and then the attention turned to the story of the show and how well it will be executed on screen by the people behind the camera. We got confirmation the show will be explicitly based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski with the possibility of the future season may be touching on the subject matter of the game.

So, being adapted from a rich source material, there was little doubt the show was not going to work but still after all the 'Game of Thrones' finale debacle, something no fan on earth expected the creators of mess up after years of building up, the fans were on edge about how the series is going to look and feel.

The swordplay is the talking point of all the praise around The Witcher.
The swordplay is the talking point of all the praise around The Witcher.

Source: Daily Mail

Well, it seems the series will be even better than most of the fans back in 2018 expected, according to multiple entertainment reporters who were allowed to see the first few episodes of the show by Netflix. According to reviews, the show and especially the action will put the ones you saw on 'Game of Thrones' to shame.

One person who saw the early screener version of the show said, “The fight scene in The Witcher makes Game of Thrones’ fights look awful.” Another said, “The fight scenes in The Witcher make Game of Thrones fight scenes look like two drunks fighting outside a bar.”

There was also a lot of praise for the visuals, choreography, and swordplay in the show. Interestingly enough, the actor who played Night King in 'Game of Thrones' is the swordmaster of The Witcher. The viewer said, “Blown away by the action and visuals so far for Netflix’s 'The Witcher.' Seeing Geralt of Rivia’s unique sword style brought to life onscreen in amazing.”

The first season of 'The Witcher' is coming this festival season on 20 December 2019, and it seems the streaming giant was confident about the product on hand the reception the show was going to get because Netflix already renewed the show for a second season before the first one even saw the light of day.

Watch: The trailer for the upcoming Netflix show The Witcher

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