scotland wrote:Maybe its the budget interacting with expectations. King Kong climbed the Empire State Building in the 1930s with a modest budget, and Godzilla could demolish Tokyo in the 1950s with a modest budget, and we had Land of the Lost and Planet of the Apes tv series in the 1970s with downright cheap budgets - but maybe expectations for special effects are so high that even with amazing CGI technology the showrunners feel it can't be done with a modest budget. So, with all that CGI, we get this tiny tiny window to the end of Mankind.
They could have filmed everything on a lot with a b-crew filming around the city for dirt cheap (buddy of mine shoots b-roll for The Voice and doesnt get paid much). The zombies are all "fresh" so makeup affects would need to be minimal at best. Considering the hype, and the price of the 20 minutes of advertisement space during the show, and a cast of nobodies, I feel like they could have done a lot more than what we got.