Rad Roaches. Power Armor. Yao Gui. Mr. Handy. Sentry Bots. Nuclear Explosions. Pip Boys. This is definitely Fallout.
Are video game franchises finally getting their time to shine on the silver screen? We are seeing more and more video game franchises cross into the space with varying degrees of success. On one hand, you have The Last of Us which is one of the best to make the jump over. Every aspect of TLoU was meticulously crafted and turned into one of the best adaptations to date. You also can’t discount the recent animated offerings like Arcane (League of Legends), Castlvania and the upcoming Pokémon Horizons. The latter of which I think is going to be a treat. They weren’t all hits, however. Halo started off well enough, then delved into some really odd places.
Neither here nor there, some serious money is being put into video game adaptations. The most recent one being Fallout.
The Fallout teaser, which easily punches above that title, gives a pretty in-depth look at the universe and stories that will be unfolding. It appears they are doing an interesting blending of various games from the Fallout franchise.
The overall setting showcases Los Angeles, the setting of Fallout 1. However, fans of the two early Fallouts shouldn’t get too excited as it feels like a lot of the overall vibes and motifs are pulled from Fallout 3 and onward. Alas, the trailer has us excited for many reasons!
Why We are Excited about the Fallout TV Series
The Look and Feel – If Fallout is anything, it is visually iconic. From the green glow of the Pip Boy, to the blue Vault Suits with golden-yellow trim. Fallout is nearly universally recognizable. This trailer shows that they absolutely nailed that aspect. The sterile look of the Vault juxtaposes perfectly off of the dusty outside world.
Characters – Fallout is all about its characters. The power of this fact, though, usually comes into the various dialogue choices. With the lack of choices, I am curious how they will delve deeper into the various wanderers across the universe. Having said that, from the characters we have seen, they seem to fit perfectly. From the main protag Lucy (Ella Purnell) to our main ghoul (Walton Goggins), the top of the cast fits well. I am cautious on the comedy bits thrown in. That’s not to say the Fallout games didn’t have their own bits of dark humor, but I hope they are somewhat restrained in their delivery.
Music – Nothing sticks in my head more than music that would play while wandering the wastelands. It’s that instant shot of nostalgia that is often not replicated. I prefer the original song as performed by The Ink Spots; this rendition gives me hope for other classic songs from the games to make their way into the show.
Fallout hopes to be the next big video game to show adaptation, and I think it is well on its way. If anything, it’ll at least make you fire up the previous games to relive those Fallout memories.
Fallout will be released on Prime Video on April 12, 2024.