Arcane Act 1 Review: Netflix’s League of Legends spin-offs are amazing

The curse of video game movies and TV derivatives was completely broken, and Netflix’s Arcane brought a fatal blow.

Considering that the arcane world of League of Legends is a kaleidoscope composed of different fantasy and sci-fi scenes, the iconic League of Legends champion can become a stealth ninja in one second, and a global pop music sensation in the next second. This is not The place where you expect to watch exciting political dramas about two cities on the cusp of war. The otherworldly champion of League of Legends does not seem to be the right soil for emotional character development. But this is also part of the reason Arcane is so magical—and its extraordinary hand-painted aesthetics. It ignored expectations.