Monday, May 07, 2007
Thought of the Day: These days, visual effects suck
The relentless banality of Spider-Man 3 reminded me that I haven't seen expert, plausible special/visual effects since Minority Report. That was 2002. Shouldn't the technology of CGI be improving? When I think about towering achievements in visual effects, I think Titanic (1997) and Jurassic Park (1993). Seamless and utterly real. Maybe it's because they supplemented CGI with real set pieces and dummies. With Spider-Man and every other action/adventure/science-fiction movie that's come out in the past five years, everything is generated by computer. Looks like Saturday morning cartoons. Back to the drawing board, folks.