Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Why CGI in films might not suck as much as you thought

1.jpg
1.jpg

‘Are huge dollops of CGI the reason you don’t enjoy blockbusters like you used to?

This was a question posed by a recent clip we featured, showing how, subconsciously, it’s possibly that computer effects are halting your enjoyment of major movies. The answer seemed to be a resounding YES, with over 3,000 voting and 81 per cent of that vote (at time of writing) declaring the dream over. Dead.

Well here’s an interesting counterpoint. Wryly titled Why CG sucks, this new video by RocketJump Film School shows how CGI is everywhere, beautifully and wonderfully executed in places you least expect, used for the most minute of details including sofas, houses and cars.

And of all the 'soft objects' rendered, cars could perhaps be the most interesting swap - the next time you see a car chase on the big screen you may want to question whether skidding, oncoming vehicles are nothing but a splotch of pixels. Even people are superfluous it seems, as the industry uses less and less extras and relies on CGI. But is this a good thing? Has the clip below changed your mind at all?

Let us know your thoughts below:

Related

main.jpg

Here's the reason you don't enjoy blockbusters like you used to

rexfeatures_4914860ac.jpg

Tom Cruise will only fly in Top Gun 2 if there is "no CGI"

elm2.jpg

There's Going To Be Another Nightmare On Elm Street Reboot

blackmass2.jpg

Latest star-filled trailer for Johnny Depp's Black Mass

Z1.jpg

The first teaser for Zoolander 2

1.jpg

Ultra Bloody New Deadpool Trailer Will Shake Up Superhero Movies

Comments

More

The first trailer for Spider-Man Homecoming looks absolutely badass

Our Spidey senses are tingling

by Chris Sayer
09 Dec 2016

The Rock and Zac Efron star in the first trailer for Baywatch

Slow-mo running included (obviously)

by Joe Ellison
08 Dec 2016

Sling your eyes onto this new 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' teaser

Looks like Marvel Studios has another winner on its hands

by Chris Sayer
08 Dec 2016

Tom Hanks and Emma Watson explore the dark side of Silicon Valley

Imagine Tom Hanks in an extended episode of Black Mirror

by Emily Badiozzaman
07 Dec 2016

The ultimate movie trailer mashup of 2016 will rock your world

Featuring the best bits from 2016's greatest cinematic moments

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

These movie opening sequences have just been voted the greatest ever

Even better than Alan Partridge doing the Spy Who Loved Me

by Tom Fordy
06 Dec 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci vehemently denies Last Tango rape accusations

06 Dec 2016

The trailer for the new Mummy is here

Can Tom Cruise outact Brendan Fraser?

by Emily Badiozzaman
05 Dec 2016

Why Rocky is the most important film about masculinity ever made

As the film turns 40, here's why the boxing saga is so much more than an underdog story

by Tom Fordy
01 Dec 2016

We asked men to tell us which movies make them cry

...and then we definitively ranked their pain

by Sam Diss
30 Nov 2016