The Witcher’s farewell season for Henry Cavill is here, and critics are gushing over the Geralt of Rivia’s swashbuckling performance.
Writing in The Guardian, Jack Seale swooned over the White Wolf’s last outing, “Can the show cope without Henry Cavill? It will be painful, but The Witcher has enough going on for us to imagine life without him.”
The Verge’s Andrew Webster wrote, “More importantly, the show is fun again, where the big narrative beats don’t get in the way of all the blood and jokes…This lets the show bring its focus back to the main cast — and this time, it does right by those characters.”
While Bradley Russell of GamesRadar reviewed, “If it’s wrong to want an entire season of Geralt, Yen, and Ciri roaming around the Continent, I don’t want to be right. Cavill’s sizzling chemistry with Anya Chalotra’s Yennefer is almost worth the price of admission alone, while the burgeoning relationship he strikes up with an ever-improving Freya Allan as Ciri is, tragically, going to be cut down before it really blossoms.”
Meanwhile, Ed Power criticizes the series’ complex storytelling in the review in the Telegraph.
“Geralt is positively grumpy as he takes his bows…Perhaps he is struggling to keep pace with a story that is tricky to follow even by the standards of the genre…The Witcher struggles once more to tell a coherent story – even the subplots have subplots. Maybe Cavill is leaving at the right time.”