Home Entertainment Early reactions to Netflix’s The Witcher say it’s “well-cast, smartly-structured” with “insane” fight choreography that makes Game of Thrones fights “look awful”

Early reactions to Netflix’s The Witcher say it’s “well-cast, smartly-structured” with “insane” fight choreography that makes Game of Thrones fights “look awful”

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We’re all eagerly waiting for Netflix’s adaptation of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher novels to hit, so we can see if the cast and showrunners have delivered a worthwhile adaptation. It’s not too long now;We have just over three weeks to go before we get to see for ourselves. In the meantime, those who’ve had the chance to watch early screeners have started spilling their spoiler-free thoughts on the internet, and the general consensus seems to be that it’s pretty damned good. You can read more impressions here.

The Witcher will air on Netflix on December 20.  Starring Henry Cavill as the titular Witcher Geralt of Rivia, the show also features Anna Shaffer as Triss Merigold, while Anya Chalotra is Yennefer, with Freya Allan portraying a young  Ciri.

You can’t outrun destiny just because you’re terrified of it. Henry Cavill is Geralt of Rivia. The Witcher arrives December 20.

Last Updated: November 28, 2019

11 Comments

  1. Yozzie

    November 28, 2019 at 12:49

    That title starts like every movie that’s “from the creators of” with “seven emmy awards”, and you just know immediately this movie is going to be kak.

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  2. G8crasha

    November 28, 2019 at 14:06

    I am quite excited for this series. I loved the games.

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  3. HairyEwok

    November 28, 2019 at 14:40

    20 December…. So you either get your star wars on, or you get your witcher on.

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    • Kenn Gibson

      November 28, 2019 at 16:46

      or all of the above?

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    • BradeLunner

      November 28, 2019 at 14:47

      Don’t forget IP Man. 20th Dec is a battle between force sensitive heroes; the jedi, the witchers and donny yen, with the winner’s being us

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      • HairyEwok

        November 29, 2019 at 08:22

        Well if we go with what is being said on the street about SW, that won’t be worth even watching. Apparently the selected people who got to pre-screen check the movie walked out on it by the end.

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  4. Son of Banana Jim

    November 28, 2019 at 13:48

    When you get these sorts of “first reactions”, my bullshit-o-meter goes off, and I just want to start looking at LinkedIn profiles to see who’s shilling themselves out or who’s a “Russian bot”

    And I’m looking forward to it… PR firms need to up their game, they’re making the viewers more cynical instead of creating a buzz ?

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    • Matthew Holliday

      November 28, 2019 at 14:23

      100%

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  5. Llama In The Rift

    November 28, 2019 at 14:06

    MEAT

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