I think its still far too early in the evolution of CG to judge it. I mean, the puppets and what not are an era in movie history that spanned between 40 and 60 years. there have been special effects artists who have been able to dedicate 20 or 30 years of their careers to prepare such epics as Terminator one, Dark crystal, ET and whatnot.
CG is only like 10 years old! personally i consider CG to be brought to existence by T-1000 in Terminator 2 back in 1991. so I'd say they have come a long way- and it takes time for perfection. So FX gets 60 years and CG gets 13 and you guys wanna judge...there arn't any CG artists with more than 15 years experience!
....I say, we are still in the infancy of CG. take a step back and TRY to imagine what CG will become in 2, 5 or even 10 years from now, it will be unbelievable.
but if it wasn't fer all the whiney movie goers...i guess there wouldn't be as much pressure to "raise the bar". so bitching brings quality, i suppose.
and yea, the recent star wars movies have tarnished the good name of CG forever.
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