Hollywood should start using practical effects again

Calgary, Alberta
August 18, 2016 4:22am CST
I decided to have a Star wars marathon. I know the original movies are the older movies but I decided to watch the Prequel trilogy first because in canon order they happened first. After watching the prequels, I watched the Trilogy from 80's. and Last but not the least, I watched Episode 7 because it is the most recent in the storyline canon. The original trilogy were the oldest of the series but it's use of Practical effects is more timeless and realistic looking. The Prequel Trilogy used Modern CGI and 3d animation for it's special effects and guess what. The prequel series looks like the older movie because CGI effects from the late 90's and early 2000's didnt age well. The aliens looks like Playstation 2 graphics. Episode 7 uses CGI technology of the 2010's for it's special effects. It may look good for now but years from now it will look dated. I just realized Practical effects looks more timeless and realistic than CGI. The character talking to an animatronic puppet alien is a more timeless looking scene than a character talking to a CGI alien. I just realized CGI looks fake the moment a better technology comes while Animatronics looks more realistic for longer term. I embedded a Photo of a CGI Yoda vs an Animatronic puppet Yoda, I think the animatronic looks more realistic.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Its their time they value now. Of course the practical are more artistic and beautiful but CGI are faster and cheaper.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug 16
CGI looks terrible after 5 years though because newer CGI makes them look dated. What I hate the most is fake looking CGI. Gods of Egypt is so annoying to watch for having too much CGI.
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@ilocosboy (38694)
• Philippines
18 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker some movies are too dependent in CGI that they forget how to be artistic because movie is still an art.
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• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug 16
@ilocosboy Michael Bay movies are the biggest example. Too much CGI and explosions.
@jstory07 (71129)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Aug 16
They probably do what costs them less. You would think not because they made a lot of money
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 16
yeah it cost them less, character models can also be easily recycled for sequels. While practical effects is built by scratch.
@egdcltd (7081)
18 Aug 16
Well, you could say the animatronic is more realistic - because it's real. Also probably more expensive (that's the only reason not to use it I can think of).
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug 16
I think a balance between practical effects and special effects can be done. Many scifi and fantasy movies needs to tone down CGI. CGI filled horror movies are not scary,
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@egdcltd (7081)
18 Aug 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Too many horror films favour gore over genuine scares I think.
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• Calgary, Alberta
20 Aug 16
@egdcltd I think Japan still uses practial effects on their movies and it looks amazing.
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• Philippines
18 Aug 16
Maybe those animatronics were more expensive so they resort to usual cgi graphics
• Calgary, Alberta
18 Aug 16
CGI filled movies though have expensive budgets, I think animatronics can be cheaper but it is a lot of work. Japan still uses animatronics until now.
@mythociate (15963)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Jan 17
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