@savagedragon: I hate that in films, the audiences expects the film to explain everything and all characters are infallible.
I know, I mean imo Prometheus was really interesting and a solid movie that definitely made you think but it was also a little frustrating that there wasnt much closure. Its for sure worth a watch in HD quality. I think people were really hyped for it and then it wasnt what they wanted. My entire LCS staff hates it with a passion. I liked it.
I'm tired of them killing off characters needlessly for shock and horror value like they did with Glenn. This attitude is wasteful. It's one of the biggest zombie movies and story flaws ever.
it's wasteful if you look at this from a different perspective. the idea that even the main characters aren't safe makes this a good series. If Negan hadn't killed Glenn or any other important character it wouldn't have made the reader feel as if Nagen was an actual threat, so i wouldn't call it a needless death. sure it's sad, but it's realistic, and it conveys that during a zombie outbreak the humans are still the biggest monsters. Plus if negan had killed a background character the moment wouldn't have been as powerful as it was. At least for me.
However, i can see why one would think that this attitude is wasteful. Guess it narrows down to perspective.
I agree with Skull, Did I like the decision? Hell no it was gut-wrenching. But did it impact me emotionally? Yes. I dont think it was pointless because of all the reasons Skull laid out. Glenn is gone and never coming back unlike any super hero death in the big 2. Ive gotten sick to my stomach over the loss of a few characters in TWD over the years, and thats a reaction I seldom get from any other series's character deaths. Its a heavy book.
This has been the BEST EVENT in ages. Seriously this issue rocked so hard. I loved it. Literally yelled out Holy S*** at the last part with the Builder and fist pumped at the very end. Phenomenal story, Im serious when I say I think this blows any other event in the past 10 years out of the water, I hope it can finish big.