The Witcher Season 2: review of the last two episodes

The Witcher Season 2: review of the last two episodes

The Witcher Season 2

Fans of the adventures of the White Wolf were awaiting with great excitement the arrival of The Witcher Season 2 after the great success of the first season of this Netflix original series based on the Saga of Geralt of Rivia, or the collection of novels written by Andrzej Sapkowski on which are based the different Netflix productions that aim to expand this extraordinary fantasy narrative universe. If you want to immerse yourself in reading the original novels that are also bringing The Witcher Season 2 to life, you can start with the first collection of stories about the Butcher of Blaviken, The Guardian of the Innocents, which you can find here on Amazon.

The Sapkovski's works have also been reinterpreted in videogame format in the three video games of The Witcher saga, made by CD Projekt Red. Here on Amazon you can find The Witcher III - Wild Hunt on offer.

We have already been able to talk to you before The Witcher Season 2 in a preview of the first two episodes, of which you can read our report here, and also in a review of the first six episodes, which you can read here instead. Now that the whole season is finally available on Netflix we have had the opportunity to enjoy the season finale to be able to talk about it, but always with a very careful eye to avoid any kind of spoilers.

The Witcher Season 2 : not just a story

Having already talked about the first episodes of The Witcher Season 2 in the articles cited above, in this review we will focus on other aspects that deserve to be treated here. A bit like it also happens with the first seasons of the HBO series The Throne of Swords, the fictional matrix of The Witcher is more than evident: the narration is solid, organic, the dialogues are very well cared for and the characterization of the different characters that animate this world is well conceived.

However, since this is a television series and not a saga of novels, narration alone is not enough: it must in fact be supported by a good general rendering of the special effects, by settings and costumes with attention to the smallest details and , above all, from noteworthy acting rehearsals and thus contributing to giving life on the screen to those characters so vivid in print.

In general, the rendering of The Witcher Season 2 is really very good: the story told becomes more and more compelling, thanks also to some twists that will not cease to amaze you even in the final episodes of the season. In addition, Henry Cavill and associates did a very good job this time as regards their performances, noteworthy also as regards the many fight scenes, always very well choreographed.

Even the costumes and the hairstyles are always very accurate, revealing a certain attention to detail. The beautiful natural landscapes and even the interior settings do the rest.

Save Cirilla, save the world

The main pivot around which The Witcher Season 2 revolves is Cirilla, the “surprised girl ”By Geralt. The true origins of her extraordinary power are now less and less mysterious and more and more clear, but the girl has not yet fully understood how to control her certainly uncommon abilities.

Her life has not been easy, since when she saw the people she loved dying with her own eyes. That sense of helplessness in her accompanies her along with the knowledge that she has the power to "burn the world", making her feel confused: what good is all this "power" if she can't use it to protect those she loves? So, it's a bit like having no power.

Over the course of The Witcher Season 2 you'll find that more and more factions are interested in getting their hands on the young princess, albeit for different reasons. Somehow, it appears that Cirilla holds the key to solving the problems of each of these factions. In the last two episodes of the season you will also learn about some fundamental details concerning Ciri and her family of origin, and if you have not read the books and you do not know the videogame saga you will certainly be pleasantly surprised.

It seems the whole world wants to get their hands on Ciri, but she is not alone. Not anymore, since she met her fate: Geralt of Rivia, the Witcher willing to do anything to protect her. But Geralt is not alone in her mission either: her friends and fellow Witchers of the School of the Wolf, including Master Vesemir, the bard Dandelion and the sorceress Triss Merigold are always by her side. also because it seems that the young princess can also help the Witchers ...

In short, they certainly have grown fond of her and Geralt's cause, but it is interesting to note that the Witchers are also among those who wish in some way use Cirilla for their purposes. The difference is that Vesemir does not want to kidnap and exploit Ciri against her will, but, on the contrary, speaks to her openly, explaining her reasons, what she has discovered and how the girl could help the cause of the monster hunters known as Witcher.

Yennefer's nature

Yen is an ambiguous, almost indecipherable character, although one thing about her is certain: she is very, very selfish. Yennefer would really be willing to perform any act, even the most ignoble, in order to achieve her goals. Even if this requires some sacrifices, even if she will have to lose her (beloved?) Geralt.

But Yen is also a strong, resolute, determined woman, and even if at times she just seems to manipulate things in reality they don't always stay that way. Yes, even Yennefer of Vengerberg apparently has feelings, so it can also happen, from time to time, that she can even repent of her actions, even remedying them.

Ultimately, therefore, also these final episodes of The Witcher Season 2 are on a good level, giving life to a fascinating and exciting fantasy saga. The season finale closes a story arc and immediately sets the stage for the next one, which will certainly be familiar to anyone who has played The Witcher III.

The Witcher Season 2 is available exclusively on Netflix from December 17th . If you need to refresh your memory before diving into this season's vision, you can catch up or watch the premiere again on Netflix; you can find it here.

Powered by Blogger.