The Russo Brothers Praise Naughty Dog’s “Terrifying” Games

The Russo Brothers have described The Last Of Us Part II as “one of the greatest games ever made.” The directors of Avengers: Endgame were interviewed by IGN to promote their new film The Gray Man and were asked to rate chase scenes from video games. Among the titles, including Resident Evil: VillageHeavy Rain, and Crash Bandicoot 4, the two Naughty Dog titles received particular praise. Joe Russo described Uncharted as “one of the best action gaming franchises of all time.” 

He compared the iconic jeep chase in Madagascar from Uncharted 4 to the opening chase sequence from the James Bond film Skyfall in 2012. The chase pits Nate and Sully racing through the downtown streets in Madagascar from Shoreline mercenaries. 

Later in the interview – the brothers move on to The Last Of Us Part II and share their opinions on the Rat King sequence, with Anthony describing it as “terrifying.” Joe hails The Last Of Us Part II as “one of the greatest games ever made, The Last of Us.” As the clip ends, Joe further compliments the sequel for becoming “a page out of [Steven] Spielberg’s playbook.” 



The Russo Brothers’ latest film – The Gray Man – based on Mark Greaney’s novels of the same name, stars Ryan Gosling in the lead role as Sierra Six (real name Court Gentry), a CIA agent hunted by mercenary Lloyd Hanson (Chris Evans). Gentry discovers secrets connected to another corrupt agent, Denny Carmichael (Regé-Jean Page), and is forced on the run. The Gray Man further stars Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, and Billy Bob Thornton – and is available to stream on Netflix.

Jonathan Benainous, a senior environment artist at Naughty Dog recently responded to criticisms from fans after questions were raised over the price for The Last Of Us Part 1. At the same time, the developer addressed the absence of going prone.

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Fred Francis
1 year ago

Reviews of The Gray Man are mixed but if you liked the intermittently fast and furious pace of Bill Fairclough’s epic fact based spy novel Beyond Enkription in The Burlington Files series then you will love Anthony Russo’s The Gray Man and vice versa. They both make parts of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series look like slow horses! The Gray Man is about a renegade CIA agent on the run and stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans; it’s based on Mark Greaney’s debut novel of the same name. Fairclough’s factual stand-alone thriller Beyond Enkription is about a (real life) MI6 agent on the run from international organised crime gangs and Haiti’s TonTon Macoute from London to Nassau and Port au Prince to Miami. The Gray Man and The Burlington Files are both musts for espionage aficionados. The difference between them is that The Burlington Files series has mainly had five star reviews, it’s factual, full of real characters and was written for espionage cognoscenti.