STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance
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STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance
STAY THE FIGHT! STRENGTH, EFFORT, AND DISCIPLINE. THESE ARE THE WATCH WORDS OF A WARRIOR -- Kevin Michael Vance

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Title: ARCANE: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
Director: N/A
Year: 2021
Reviewed: November 03, 2022

Rating:   Four Course Meal-Highest Rating
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  ARCANE: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

So, I didn't put a director, because imdb.com has no information regarding such. This is a direct quote from wikipedia- "Arcane (titled onscreen as Arcane: League of Legends) is an animated action-adventure streaming television series created by Christian Linke and Alex Yee. It was produced by the French animation studio Fortiche under the supervision of Riot Games and distributed by Netflix."

As far as netflix is concerned I think we can all attest to the fact that the streaming service can be somewhat "hit or miss". However, and with that said, they have produced some absolute gems; i.e. Stranger Things, Godless, The Queen's Gambit, extraction... to name a few. Arcane: league of Legends is just as good, if not better, than the aforementioned.

I have no knowledge of the video game from which Arcane's world and characters are derived, and I'm happy to say, one does not need any former knowledge to enjoy what they have created with Arcane. Unlike netflix's horrible attempt at fantasy- The Witcher- which not only demands, but requires the viewer to have scholarly-like knowledge of the fantasy world and its myriad characters and monsters to even enjoy it just a little bit, Arcane focuses in on two characters, mainly two sisters. They make, what I'm told is a massive world inhabited by hundreds of characters, an intimate story about family, loss, regret, and sanity. I mean Arcane is brilliant- brilliant writing, brilliant direction, brilliant editing. And I haven't even talked about the animation, which is a combination of 3d and 2d animation, and is quite literally some of the most stunning and beautiful animation I have seen in decades.

Yes, Arcane is based on a video game. And yes it is that good. Possibly the best adaptation of a video game to a television series or movie yet.

Arcane is so good it gets my highest review, a FOUR COURSE MEAL review.
   



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