The series is beautifully made, really.Indeed, Arcane is a beautiful series in every way possible. The storyline is really good and touchy and it manages to make you care about every single character, who all have a past and goals. But it doesn’t stop there. Indeed, the animation is simply unbelievably beautiful. You can clearly see that the animators cared about it and put love in it, because.. WOW. Some scenes are considered by many “masterpiece” scenes due to the extraordinary imagery, animation, but also music. Yes, you heard me right. The music of Arcane is also exceptional. With a whole playlist dedicated to it, Arcane managed to play with the music in the best ways, which makes scenes unbelievably magical (The end scene is a great example of this).
“Okay, the series is really good, but how does it change the industry?” You’re now thinking. Well, here is your answer :A game changer series.
Arcane might be a game changer for the movie and series industry. Indeed, screen adaptations from video games earned a bad reputation in people’s minds as years went by, as they were almost all considered bad by many people. It was therefore not necessarily good news when Riot Games announced that they were going to make one based on League Of Legends. Yes, players would give it a shot, but if it ended up being bad like the others, it would still quickly be forgotten. But no. Arcane broke records, and is considered as one of the best series on Netflix, it’s an enormous success. But not only a success for Riot games, indeed, having such a great video game adapted series gave the mainstream public a positive idea of these, which opened the door for the next ones to come. To emphasize on the success of Arcane, we can also look at the reaction from Riot Games to it. The company did not give a lot of money to the developer of the series to make it, as they weren’t sure if it would be a success. It therefore took over 6 years for the series to be completely made. It’s after seeing the enormous success that it got that Riot games decided to give way more means to the developers to make a second season.
But what exactly do people think about it ? We asked some IHS students, and the answers were as positive as we expected them to be.
“You’re not ready for the visuals!”, says Andrew Grimm, a 9th grader.
“Fight scenes are amazing”, says Christopher Norton, an 11th grader.
“I had no expectations, but it surprised me”, says Avery Olenchick, a 12th grader.
To conclude, Arcane is a great series, with amazing visuals, music, and storyline. It may define the future of video game- adapted movies/series forever, and we can’t wait to see what happens in season 2, as the production has already started.