'Game of Thrones' Goofs Again, This Time with Water Bottles
Most of us remember the now-infamous coffee cup that appeared in "The Battle of Winterfell," but now it's time for the sequel—water bottles in King's Landing.
Spoilers ahead for the Game of Thrones series finale.
There were a lot of issues with the series finale of HBO's fantasy epic, which aired last night, but perhaps most egregious is the appearance of not one, but two water bottles in the scene where Bran is chosen to rule over the remnants of Westeros.
Game of Thrones fans have been pretty vocal about their displeasure with season 8, even launching a petition to have it remade. And yes, even just from a writing standpoint, a lot of the beats in the final episodes have felt at worst rushed and at best loosely sketched. It's probable that creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were already mentally checked out to focus on Star Wars.
But the production itself was apparently harried as well, resulting in big errors that should have been caught a dozen times -- anyone from PAs, camera operators, continuity supervisors, directors, editors, or VFX crew could have spotted the bottles and flagged them for removal.
If you spot those pesky water bottles in your own shots, you'll probably want to do the same (unless you're just that edgy). Check out our tutorial for object removal using Content-Aware Fill.