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Praetorianus April 19th, 2016 3:21am

The latest remake of The Jungle Book consists almost entirely of CGI (computer generated imagery). Do you view the trend to use photorealistic CGI to create films rather...

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aclincoln memphis
04/21/16 8:24 pm

it just looks so cheesy to me, with the talking animals and all. if you're gonna have animals talk, keep them cartoons.

user321 Indiana
04/20/16 10:32 pm

That movie was cool looking.

dfish at home
04/19/16 4:20 pm

When done right like the latest plant of the apes, definitely positive

Malekithe Bedrock
04/19/16 3:41 pm

Eliminate idiot actors, like that moron Clooney

dfish at home
04/19/16 4:21 pm

Lol who do you think I'd voicing those roles. Who do you think is wearing the motion capture suits. Actors aren't going anywhere bud

Malekithe Bedrock
04/19/16 4:46 pm

I can hope.

JaseB Texas
04/19/16 12:20 pm

I want to see them create more movies like the old hand-drawn Disney films. The original Jungle Book blows this one out of the water imo.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/20/16 2:04 am

True, that 1967 cartoon was absolutely charming and also had those memorable songs like "bear necessities". It's too perfect to be trumped by a remake.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 12:42 pm

There are some horrible CGI films out there.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
04/19/16 12:52 pm

And there are horrible animated and live action films out there as well.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 12:57 pm

True, but CGI is newer and therefore an easier target.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 5:16 am

I love good CGI.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/19/16 5:17 am

Inception was a brilliant example of seamless CGI and live-action.

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
04/19/16 12:09 pm

Inception was brilliant

04/19/16 4:04 am

Usually no good (see avatar and Star Wars ep 2), but Jungle Book was awesome and you barely notice

JHawk3205 MD
04/19/16 3:44 am

Negative, mostly because actors, as good as they may be, directors, as effective as they may be, and tech, as advanced as it might be, doesn't substitute for the real thing, in terms of giving context to actors, with which to

JHawk3205 MD
04/19/16 3:46 am

Base their acting and environmental awareness. You could certainly argue that it cheapens the process, makes it more quick and mechanical, rather than organic and fluid. That can greatly take away from the films feeling of authenticity

JJJSchmidt San Marcos
04/19/16 12:27 am

It's great to have the technology and it's great that it's always improving. I obviously think practical effects should be used when they would look better, but having multiple tools available to best tell any story is always good.

PrinceOberyn Vive LEmpereur
04/18/16 10:02 pm

When it's done well, it's amazing. Life of Pi was fucking incredible.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/18/16 9:25 pm

CGI has become THE substitute for actual plot.

dfish at home
04/19/16 4:23 pm


fracy A deeper shade of blue.
04/18/16 9:13 pm

It really depends. I think this film in particular will age particularly badly as time goes on.

Wert A picture of my junk
04/18/16 8:32 pm

It's always getting better. But, things like gesture, walking, etc, still aren't quite right.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/18/16 9:02 pm

It's not yet perfect but hard to describe what is still off. One thing is, when an animal runs and leaps, it sometimes seems to lack "inertia", it's too swift.

04/18/16 8:30 pm

Is just another form of animation. If it's done well, it can be great.
I saw Jungle Book last weekend and the effects were nearly seamless.

garrry Anchorite
04/18/16 8:26 pm

I like the real prop aesthetic better but CGI is inevitably going to win out since it's cheaper.

Lordsage The Original Sagin
04/18/16 8:25 pm

Negative, just look at Jurassic World...

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/18/16 8:24 pm

It's simply another step to create a realistic scenery and creatures that started with stop trick effects. Humans are still difficult, but this will one not too far off day also be possible. However, I doubt actors will ever be completely obsolete.

donald59 Maricopa, AZ
04/18/16 8:24 pm

I'm tired of cgi effects. I think filmmakers rely too heavily on cgi to tell their stories.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/18/16 8:27 pm

That's a mistake also made with 3d films. They show off effects instead of driving the plot, but it's still in its infancy. I remember the same thing when stereo music became popular.