The Witcher Blood Origin has Netflix’s worst ever Rotten Tomatoes audience score
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Viewers have been left divided over the low Rotten Tomatoes score for The Witcher: Blood Origin.
Prequel to Netflix's The Witcher - which has an average tomatometer score of 81 percent and audience score of 75 percent - the limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin hasn't quite followed in its anticipated footsteps. Check out the trailer here:
The Witcher: Blood Origin's official synopsis reads: "More than a thousand years before the events of 'The Witcher,' seven outcasts in an Elven world join forces in a quest against an all-powerful empire."
Created by Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, the miniseries premiered on Christmas Day but has already fallen flat with many fans of the original.
The Witcher - starring the likes of Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan and Henry Cavill and first released in 2019 - kicked up a storm, but with no sign of Cavill in sight in The Witcher: Blood Origin and being accused of being 'lackluster, unoriginal and carried through on the promise of better things' by one reviewer, The Witcher: Blood Origin has ended up with Netflix's worst ever Rotten Tomatoes audience score.
Despite this, according to Flix Patrol, the series still made the top 10 on Netflix in a significant amount of countries across the globe.
On 26 December, a day after its release, it came in at the top spot in the UK and US with an overall average worldwide ranking of 3.9.
Some viewers have leapt to the series' defence and questioned how it's received such a low score.
Taking to Twitter, one user said: "WHY does The Witcher: Blood Origin ONLY have 35% on rotten tomatoes?????????? This is a GOOD series."
"I am genuinely enjoying The Witcher Blood Origin on Netflix. Michelle Yeoh is so phenomenal. Of course I went on here to see what other people are saying and it’s just racist review bombing. I hate it here," another added.
A third claimed: "I read 30 one-star reviews of The Witcher: Blood Origin and skimmed more on IMDB. This screen below is of one of them. They're mostly copy-paste of the same. So basically, racists and misogynists didn't like it. More reasons to watch it. Was it perfect? No. Was it fun? F**k yeah!"
However, others had a more negative opinion.
One wrote: "The Witcher: Blood Origin episode 2 down. Holy f*ck.. HOW? How does a show like this get made?? It is LAUGHABLY DOG S**TE!!"
"The Witcher: Blood Origin is torture," a second commented.
Another said: "WITCHER: BLOOD ORIGIN is an empty, bloated prequel miniseries that fails to justify its existence. Legacy characters like Eredin & Avallac'h are butchered, while fresh characters aren't nearly interesting enough to carry the tale."
While a final resolved: "It’s fine to criticise The Witcher: Blood Origin because of the plot, CGI, quality of writing/acting/directing etc (or lack thereof), what’s not okay is homophobic, racist, ableist or other comments claiming the 'diversity' is the problem. No, the problem is just that it’s crap."
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