Fans of The Walking Dead don't hold back when it comes to discussing their favorite show. Every Sunday night, without fail, viewers of the AMC series take to social media to let the world know exactly what they think of what's happening on the post-apocalyptic drama — and, more often than not, it results in some pretty hilarious tweets.
Yep, you guessed it, the internet is once again going crazy over the CGI used in the latest episode of #TheWalkingDead. If you remember back to last season, viewers noticed the awful computer-generated backdrop when Rick encountered Jadis at the trash yard. However, the worst use of CGI was undoubtedly the deer that popped up in Season 7, which had #TWD fans in hysterics. Following Sunday night's episode, many viewers once more took to Twitter to complain about the show's dodgy effects.
Note: This article contains heavy spoilers for the latest episode of The Walking Dead.
Shiva The (Very Obviously) CGI Tiger
During Sunday night's episode, fans had a problem with the CGI used to create Shiva, King Ezekiel's pet tiger. While many of us were too busy, you know, mourning Shiva's brutal and untimely death in the latest episode, some viewers once again took to Twitter vent about the poor computer generated imagery. Check out some of the tweets below:
In addition to mentioning how bad the CGI animal apparently looks, many fans of the show believe that the primary reason Shiva was killed off is due to budgetary reasons. Considering the large animal barely appeared on screen during the past two seasons, it's more than likely that this is a viable excuse. Check out the hilarious tweets below:
It Wasn't Just The Tiger, It Was The Guns Too
While many fans of The Walking Dead were busy noticing that Shiva wasn't a real tiger (shocker), others were quick to notice another problem with the show's CGI. When Carol found herself coming under fire, she headed over to a nearby vehicle to hide. As the Saviors shot at her, it became pretty clear that the gunshots weren't real.
I know what you're thinking: it's a #TV show, so the gunshots obviously aren't going to be real, right? True, but it's worse than that. The prop guns used by the actors were not firing blanks. Instead, the show CGI'ed the gunfire into the episode in post-production.
The Walking Dead is filmed on 16mm film, as opposed to the digital format used for almost every other show on the air. The 16mm film is what gives the show that gritty and grainy appearance, which goes hand-in-hand with the horrid post-apocalyptic world that our survivors are living in. However, the grain no doubt makes it harder to blend CGI seamlessly into the production and, as you can see in the shot above (see what I did there?), the gunfire looks pretty fake. As I'm sure you can imagine, the internet is not pleased with the fake gunshots. Check out the tweets below:
It was a pretty eventful episode of The Walking Dead and while a lot of us are busy crying ourselves to sleep over the untimely death of Shiva, it appears that the show has left some viewers a little cold with their dodgy effects. Oh well, now that Shiva's gone perhaps the effects will get better? One can hope. At least we can take solace in the fact that Sunday's CGI wasn't as ridiculous as the deer, right?
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/c on AMC.
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