Robin’s loss of life within the pilot is a close to recreation of the opening scene of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s authentic “The Boys” comedian, proper all the way down to Hughie realizing in horror that he is nonetheless holding onto Robin’s severed arms. In a comic book, characters can simply change place from panel to panel with out the phantasm of motion being damaged. In movie, although, there’s steady protection and a actuality past what the artist attracts. That is why some trickery was wanted.
The loss of life begins with a close-up of Hughie with the again of Robin’s head dealing with the digital camera. Then she disappears with a zoom impact and the scene cuts to the again of Hughie’s head. It cuts again to Hughie’s face a number of seconds later earlier than the digital camera does a round, 90-degree pan, revealing the blood splattering on Hughie’s face and Robin’s stays floating mid-air, all in slow-motion. You see bits of blood hitting the precise facet of Hughie’s face — that is what the cannon was for. Quaid recalled:
“There was a slow-motion digital camera and a blood cannon actually aimed toward my face. You do not see it on the opposite facet, it is simply dudes with like a cannon with wadded-up rest room paper for the gore. And you recognize, meals coloring purple dye quantity 5, oatmeal. It simply goes proper in your face — at a excessive velocity as properly! After which you have to change.”
Regardless of how disgusting that sounds, Quaid would not remorse the shoot: “I feel I type of favored that … that was my second day on set, as a result of it was like, ‘Hey, welcome to the present!'” Certainly, Quaid is not the one star on “The Boys” who’s been doused with a blood cannon; Colby Minifie (Ashley) has as properly. On a present as nihilistc, merciless, and heartless as “The Boys,” getting doused in gore is an occupational hazard.