I don't want to put pressure or false expectation on the viewing experience of those who have not seen this series yet. BUT... this is about the most flawless coming-of-age series ever. This first season is so great that I am afraid for how the next season is going to turn out.
Here is my remarks:
Surprisingly good acting from the young casts, especially Edvin Ryding (as Wilhelm).
Refreshing writing style, for those audiences who are kind of fed up with US writing styles (aka me).
Great character building. Every character has layers that are not forcefully presented.
*chef kiss* Production.
All of those, and there's a beautiful and pure love story that captures my heart. I am happy that I found this precious story.
I didn't play the game, and before watching the movie I have realized that it was deemed as "boring". However, I am glad I watched it. I LIKE IT! for: - Not being "cheap" action movie. - Not having "so much explanation", yet, comprehensible enough. For a person who just knows a little about the game, I need to research to understand deeper, however, the movie excited me to do so. - Good action scenes that were simplified and well-executed. I love the fighting style. - Superb acting of the casts (Fassbender and Cotillard did the movie justice). - No "cheesy" moments (for me). Thus, I really want to see the sequel (if any), and hope it would not be modified to please the haters.