TL;DR – This episode shows that The Last of Us knows how to go small just as well as it can go big.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Disclosure – I paid for the Binge service that viewed this show.
The Last of Us Review –
We are at an interesting point in the season. You can see that we are on the cusp of the end game, having tramped almost across the continental USA during the season. However, we might be entering the darkest times, or at least the darkest times so far. But for me personally, this show has already emotionally wrecked me in episodes like Long Long Time, and I am not sure I am ready for it to twist the knife it has already stabbed in me.
So to set the scene, in Kin, Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) finally made it to Wyoming after walking for months after escaping Kansas City in Endure and Survive. It was a moment of celebration and also deep self-reflection for Joel. But more than that, they finally got a solid lead on the Fireflies, The University of Eastern Colorado. They had already left, but breadcrumbs on a map showed a new destination in Salt Lake City. Finally, an endpoint to their travels, well it would be, but then someone had to go stab Joel, and Ellie has to keep him alive. Or should she do what Joel says, leave him to die, and return to safety? Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead for the show.
TL;DR – This is a fascinating romantic science fiction romp. I wish had spent a little less time on the love triangle and a bit more on worldbuilding.
Rating: 3 out of 5.
Disclosure – I paid for the Netflix service that viewed this film.
A Girl and an Astronaut Review –
One thing about the Science Fiction genre that I love is just how flexible it can be. It has the facility for anyone to tell a story, which is why I love seeing how different countries and film traditions tackle sci-fi concepts. It can also be a gateway for me to cinematic worlds I have never visited before. With that in mind, today we take our first look into Polish television and a story about a long-lost love.
So to set the scene, in 2052, a space capsule appears in Earth orbit, with the astronaut Captain Nikodem Borowski (Jędrzej Hycnar) waking up from hibernation. What is odd is that the space orbiter Niko-One vanished mysteriously 30 years ago, and the company running it SkyCom, said it was lost. The whole world is waiting to see what comes of the orbiter, now it is reentering the Earth’s atmosphere, but for Marta (Magdalena Cielecka), it is more than that. It is the return of a love lost to time and space. Now we will be looking at the season as a whole, so there may be some [SPOILERS] ahead.