Due to Netflix’s disrespect for the original, The Witcher’s most recent sequel is getting a lot of bad reviews from fans. It is a known truth that neither the fan base nor the professional critics appear to be very fond of the most recent Witcher universe movie, The Witcher: Blood Origin. This is evident from the 8% audience rating and 36% reviewer rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This rating is unacceptable for a title with the same public expectations as The Witcher, and it is seen as the director’s “backward step” in abusing the franchise’s storyline.
The Witcher: Blood Origin is a series that tells the origin of the present world order and is set 1200 years before the events of The Witcher. In the universe that The Witcher has previously developed in its games and novels, where monster hunters are made via magic and genetic engineering in the Middle Ages, it was anticipated that the film will provide a new narrative.
The introduction of three characters, performed by well-known stars like Duong Tu Quynh, Sophia Brown, and Laurence O’Fuarain, also contributed to the film’s lasting effect.
Although incredibly promising, The Witcher: Blood Origin’s disrespect for the original story left the community feeling bitter following the film’s release. As a result, this product received harsh criticism. Additionally, Henry Cavill, the series’ successful male star, left this franchise. This is most likely one of Netflix’s catastrophic failures; it is even worse than Resident Evil, which formerly garnered a 26% positive viewer rating from Rotten Tomatoes.