Well, here it is. While I am completely sick of the average usage of CGI in films, I’m at least as sick of just plain average films.
People complain away about CGi taking over the biz, I have a few brief thoughts on the most often cited examples:
Star Wars - this is a case of amazing effects and use of CGI (you have to admit that it is extremely innovative) but thouroughly disappointing films. Of course we ha<ve extremely high expectations for these, but I think they would be equally terrible without them.
Matrix - The only place where extreme CGI fits and looks almost natural is in a computer generated world. Let’s face it, if its a digital world then it stands to reason that it will look digital.
Spy Kids - see Matrix. At least Robert Rodriguez and the Wachowskis are doing bleeding edge, setting-the-paradigm work (and to a lesser degree… Lucas. Gawd, I can’t get over how disappointing that crap is.)