Director – Tom Sheppard (The Grand Slams, Robot Chicken DC Comics Special)
Starring – Andrew Lincoln (Canterbury Tales, Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Wolf of Wall Street, The Punisher), and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Other Side of the Door, Prison Break)
Release Date – 2018
Rating – 3/5
Horror is a popular genre. It started to become more mainstream when The Twilight Saga was released. Teenage girls and people who generally disregarded the genre fell in love with the characters and soon was romanticizing about supernatural creatures. Soon networks and production companies was scrambling to grab the next horror property. Enter The Walking Dead. I was a fan of the comic and loved the show until the fourth season when it entered a stale rut with nothing new happening or it used the same formula season after season. I’ve skipped a few seasons only to pick it up recently with the introduction of Neagan.
Now, I enjoy the show somewhat. However, one show I never tire of is Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. This show has proven time and time again that it can deliver the laughs. Not long ago Robot Chicken released a Walking Deadspecial. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to laugh at these parodies. I was lucky enough to get a review copy.
**Spoiler Alert** This special follows Nerd as he attends a Walking Dead museum to look at artifacts from the Walking Dead and hear theories about their origins and what actually happened. Here he meets an elderly Carl who tells him everything he is being told is a lie. Carl then shows Nerd what really happened to the tune of normal Robot Chicken segments.**Spoiler Alert**
I knew Robot Chicken was going to parody aspects of the show that many criticize. Some of the segments worked and a few were just trying hard.
The voice acting in this one is typical Robot Chicken style. We see some of the regular voices like Seth Green but we also get some of the cast of The Walking Dead making cameos. The voice acting was not the best and a few segments made me thing the cast was just ask to record some audio with no context as to the situation.
The segments were fun and really added to the Walking Dead stories. Some were actual parodies of situations that happened in the show while others poked fun at the cast that many fans see in memes. Some of these were really funny while some was trying way too hard to be funny which came across as desperate. The special only runs 22 minutes but even then it feels too long.
Finally, the special has plenty of blood and gore. These are done in a comedic fashion in standard Robot Chickenstyle but they are still fun to look at especially when you put them in context to the story. Overall, The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special has its moments. Just like with the show TWD, the segments do get a little repetitive but it still delivers a laugh which is all you can ask for.