AMC orders WALKING DEAD Pilot Comments -


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jedibanner 1/21/2010 1:28:53 PM

AMC DOES cut movies they play and edit for content ALL of their movies they play, always.

Being a meth dealer in a show like breaking Bad is one thing, but the mental state of mind of being overun by zombies with them living in a world of zombies, it's two different things.

All I'm saying is that, if the show was on HBO or FX, the content would be more accurate to the actual comic version.

On AMC: no swearing, no one can be naked, no gore.

Walking dead: swearing, naked people having sexual relations, gore, blood. That's the comic, that's the essence of why the drama of these people are acting the way they are. It's not a question of wanting blood and gore and sex, it's a question of the fact that the comic is not something for a PG audience.

If you remember a while back, Preacher was to become the next TV show but, because of the story themselves and how the book has such religious implications, it could not be done on TV. WD has many religious, sexual or horrific implications that makes the characters be who they are and I feel it will be lost in the PG version of WD.

I want the real Rated R WD, not PG.

gauleyboy420 1/21/2010 2:53:39 PM

Jedi, I am a HUUUUGGE fan of TWD, and I feel that nudity, and swearing is NOT the essence of the heart of this drama. THis book is good because it shows how humans react in a realistic way during a zombie apacolypse. They dont need to use the F bomb to capture what makes this book good. AND they can show a LOT of skin on cable TV, so I'm OK with not getting to see boobies, Again I don't feel nudity is what makes this book so good.

Sexual situations can still be conveyed, albeit not a graphic, but I don't read TWD to see the peeps banging each other.

AND the gore will be there, as much as it needs. Gore in a zombie movie can be cool, but sometimes the restrictions of TV not showing everything allows for it to be done in a more imaginative way, by showing enough to let the imagination fill in the rest. And it's been my experience that nothing is more terrifying than the human imagination.

Preacher was set to be a show on HBO, and they deemed the content to be too controversial, thats why it fell through, TWD definitely does not come anywhere close to the religious implications conveyed in Preacher. And Preacher was gonna be R rated (as it was for HBO) it wasn't the sex and violence that killed that show, it was the hunting down a derilict God,

jedibanner 1/21/2010 3:09:47 PM

I'm also a huuuge fan to WD Gauleyboy. I'm not pushing or trying to say the book is all about the nudity or gore or swearing, the book is about surviving in a world that is surrounded by dead people and it's not accurate to tonne down the TV show in my view.

That's all I'm saying...I'm never a big fan of changing things for TV (or movies) just because it's too vulgar or too contreversial.

But, in the end, it just won't be a true reflexion of the book, it will be a diminish version of the book, that's all I'm saying.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 1/21/2010 3:37:18 PM

They're not going to have to tone anything down.  Breaking Bad had a showed a melty guy falling through the ceiling in a bathtub and that was gorey as hell.  It showed a severed head with a bomb its mouth stuck to a back of a turtle which then subsequently made a gorey ass explosion killing damn near everyone near it.  That's not toned down and pretty much more graphic than anything I've even seen on The Shield.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 1/21/2010 3:38:22 PM

Plus - it's Frank Darabont, 'nuff said.

gauleyboy420 1/21/2010 3:50:19 PM

I can see your cause for concern Jedi, as always when Hollywood starts mucking with comics, bt I gotta good feeling bout this one...

myklspader 1/21/2010 4:54:32 PM

 Yeah, I guess I am going to be thought of as an Iron Man hater, but I have some reservations just cause it is really hard I think to keep Marvel properties good. I think the first two ‘Spider Man’ and ‘X-Men’ films were good and I do think if anyone can do it Favreau could with Downey. I just have some doubts about how good it can be, maybe it is cause I am not the biggest Rouke fan or the fact that the Whiplash costume just looks too half-assed in it's design. 

I will reserve my final decision once I see it or hear some solid reviews. Cannot wait for ‘The Walking Dead’, glad to see Darabount work on stuff always. I think while it may be toned down I think AMC will let Darabount get a little graphic. 

I am totally at ease with Campbell and his directing. The guy recused Bond twice and made in my opinion one of the most under-rated genre flicks of the ‘90s (‘Cast A Deadly Spell’). I think DC will have yet another great translation to add to their growing resume (where Marvel still flounders).

And yeah, all around I cannot stand ‘Avatar’. I saw it in IMAX 3D and still just thought it was above average and that was only cause of the effects. I agree with Axia, story and characters should be front and center. 

madmanic999 1/21/2010 5:37:37 PM

I am a huge walking dead fan and always thought it would make an awesome series... so psyked for this.

jedibanner 1/22/2010 5:52:37 AM

Well, hopefully I will be showed I'm wrong but, I'm very skeptical so far for this new WD pilot.

Thanks for seeing my point gauley.

Calibur454 1/22/2010 7:15:58 AM

The only thing that would be better than seeing the walking dead on tv that would make me happy is seeing an announcement for 100 bullets to be next on the list. That was another great read...

I am really getting psyched up about the walking dead

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