The Walking Dead early mid-season 8 premiere reviews are worryingly mixed

The Walking Dead early mid-season 8 premiere reviews are worryingly mixed
Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes – who is leaving the show (Picture: Gene Page/AMC)

Warning: Contains slight spoilers for The Walking Dead.

Early reviews for The Walking Dead’s return have started to emerge, and the verdicts are a worryingly churned bag.

The show’s arriving midseason eight premiere is set to be a landmark episode, witnessing the death of Carl Grimes after divulgence his hiker punch to Rick and Michonne.

It’s a controversial pierce which has sparked petitions and even stirred actor Chandler Riggs’ father to pronounce out, with a lot roving on either the next episode, patrician Honor, will infer a gratifying send-off for one of the show’s strange characters.

The Walking Dead early mid-season 8 premiere reviews are worryingly mixed
Will the ninth part be the home-run we crave? (Picture: Gene Page/AMC)

Despite being a couple of weeks forward of its air date, a array of US sites have already seen the episode, and it seems the outcome is utterly mixed.

It starts out impossibly positive, with Comicbook.com observant it’s an ’emotionally devastating’ installment which will bring around doubters to the decision.

Comicbook.com verdict

‘The Walking Dead fans competence come around to Carl’s death after all, deliberation his send-off part is a remarkably paced and emotionally harmful instalment, environment the theatre for Negan and Rick’s argument to finally strech a conclusion.’

Den Of Geek however gave the part 4 stars but were somewhat some-more restrained, applauding the episodes’ potency and settled it was the best midseason return given deteriorate six’s No Way Out.

Den Of Geek verdict

‘Honor is emotional, packaged with movement and some quite bloody bits, and a few engaging twists that will positively keep fans articulate until the deteriorate finale.

‘I will not contend that Honor feels like a fresh new start for The Walking Dead. Because it isn’t. If anything, it feels like the commencement of the finish of the Gimple era.’

The folks over at Insider however gave the many disastrous review, giving the part a C+ rating.

While they pronounced the scenes between Carl, Rick and Michonne were ‘top notch’, viewers will apparently be left ‘disappointed’ by answers to the big questions.

Insider verdict

‘The Walking Dead mid-season premiere is conjunction one of the strongest nor one of the weakest premiere episodes. It’s a excellent part of the series. And that may not be good adequate for a show that is eight seasons low if it plans to keep powering on for years as AMC’s flagship show. It creates this fan a little wavering of the show’s future instruction but Riggs, whose impression is still alive and a pushing force in the comics.’

While there’s an air of positivity in comparison to prior episodes from deteriorate eight, it doesn’t accurately sound like the home-run many fans are anticipating for.

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The show was recently renewed for a ninth season, which will see stream showrunner Scott Gimple changed to Chief Content Officer for The Walking Dead universe.

Writer Angela Kang however will take over the showrunner reins when deteriorate 9 debuts after this year.

The Walking Dead earnings on Feb 25 in the US, and front on Fox Feb 26 in the UK at 9pm.

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