‘The Boys’: Breaking Down the Grotesque VFX Spectacle in ‘The Bloody Doors Off’ Episode
“The Boys” (from Amazon Prime Video) broadened its subversive superhero appeal in Season 2, coming away with hard-won Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
However, its first Emmy nod for Special Visual Effects was practically undeniable, given the cringe-inducing effectiveness of its grotesque spectacle.While riding a speedboat through a gigantic whale (with CG courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic) for “Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men,” has gained the most attention, the most challenging and hideous VFX can be found in “The Bloody Doors Off.” That’s the episode where Frenchie (Tomer Capone), M.M.
(Laz Alonso), and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) infiltrate the Vought-run mental institution, Sage Grove, and discover that the inmates are being pumped with Compound V to fix their defective superpowers.Stephan Fleet, the VFX supervisor, was given carte blanche for designing the superpowers of all the inmates,
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