Robin’s dying within the pilot is a close to recreation of the opening scene of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s authentic “The Boys” comedian, proper right down to Hughie realizing in horror that he is nonetheless holding onto Robin’s severed fingers. 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 dying begins with a close-up of Hughie with the again of Robin’s head going through 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 just a few 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 best aspect 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 aspect, it is simply dudes with like a cannon with wadded-up bathroom paper for the gore. And you realize, meals coloring pink 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 appreciated 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 show as nihilistc, cruel, and heartless as “The Boys,” getting doused in gore is an occupational hazard.