Warning: Massive Spoilers!
I know you still can't get over just how amazing The Last Of Us was just like pretty much everybody else whose played it. I'm also betting you're either excited about the upcoming movie or dreading its very release. The movie has found a producer in Sam Raimi director of a little movie called Evil Dead (the original one of course). The movie has its first cast member, Maisie Williams from [Game of Thrones](movie:817617), who will be playing Ellie. Then last but not least the creator and writer himself of the game, Neil Druckmann will be taking the role as writer for the movie. If the man is writing the movie it gives me hope that we might see the first good video game to film adaptation.
Now if you're waiting for an epic movie that includes all the cut scenes and game play, I have some news for you. In a recent interview Neil Druckmann stated a lot of the game would be cutout since it would be too much to include for two hour film. That being said I have three parts from the game I believe should be kept as they would shape the film so much as they did with the game, and lets begin!
Lets start of with Ellie and Riley's story from the Left Behind DLC we got earlier this year. This story line is just as important as The Last Of Us is because this is what made Ellie into the girl she is when we meet her in The Last Of Us. The way they could have the story presented in the movie is through flashbacks as the film progresses leading all the way to Riley and Ellie's final moment together. This part of the story will help give her character more depth. The next part of the story is more to do with our main character Joel and the moment he loses hope.
One of the biggest tearjerkers from the game catches Joel running from the infected with his daughter Sarah in his arms only to be confronted by a soldier. As he stands asking for help getting closer to the nervous soldier he is shot along with Sarah. The scene then turns so heavy and dark as we see a man lose everything he had in the world. This scene would be at the beginning to set the tone of the movie and introduce us to our defeated saviour. We need to understand Joel's reasons for not getting too attached to Ellie and this scene is crucial for that. These two moments are important in giving Ellie and Joel that humanity they both have so well in the game and what the audience needs to understand and be attached to them. My final part of the story is the connection that the movie needs to drive us into the final crucial moments of the movie.
The most important part is connecting our two protagonists and finally helping them come together is David. This part of the story by far is one of the darkest parts the movie would explore but done right it be the most effective. Joel weakened and Ellie left to fend off for herself against the lunatic David and his clans of cannibals would give us so much suspense. Then having Joel make his way through the clan killing them and finally killing David. The moment that would proceed would be such a tender and emotional scene between Joel and Ellie. The tears would be flowing as Joel lets Ellie know everything will be okay now and no one is going to hurt her. This moment is crucial to let us know how far these two have come and the connection they made as Joel becomes more of a father to Ellie, and she becoming the daughter he lost.
There you have my thoughts on important scenes they should have in [The Last of Us](movie:1190382), but I want to know what you think should be included so be sure to comment below!