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PJ's problem has always been the same,

sauget.diblosio
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Jun 13 2013, 10:44am


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only now it's much too easy for him to do it-- too many digital doubles doing too many impossible things. In LotR, it took a lot of time, effort and money to animate that sort of thing, so we just got 2 or 3 shots of Legolas doing ridiculous things in all of LotR. But with King Kong, it only got worse. Now, Weta Digital can do this stuff at the drop of a hat, so we get several instances of computer generated actors and stunties doing silly looking, suspension of disbelief breaking, logic defying things in each film. For me, it makes it harder and harder to fully enjoy his films, and it makes me glad that with LotR at least, he had the limitations of the technology of the time to put the brakes on his more childish (not to be confused with child-like) impulses.

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When did PJ become so obsessed with CGI over practical FX, sets, and cinematography? frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 1:47pm
    I don't get it telcontar7 Send a private message to telcontar7 Jun 12 2013, 2:02pm
    when? Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 12 2013, 2:26pm
        More Like LOTR ~ 1999 JWPlatt Jun 12 2013, 3:03pm
            Probably an issue of cost effectiveness and control, too. Kimtc Send a private message to Kimtc Jun 12 2013, 4:54pm
    The emphasis on CGI in the trailer, when the CGI is so blatant, really makes it seem like WETA demo reel... Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 12 2013, 4:08pm
        I don't think that's Mirkwood frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 4:13pm
            True for the barrel ride, but it's also sunny/bright/bland Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 12 2013, 5:57pm
    There's the same level of 'green screen work' as in LOTR sycorax82 Send a private message to sycorax82 Jun 12 2013, 5:19pm
        I'm not so sure... frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 5:36pm
            Too hard to get good visuals using scale doubles of so many dwarves? hobbitylass Send a private message to hobbitylass Jun 12 2013, 9:39pm
    Point Well Taken. Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Jun 12 2013, 8:00pm
        I should clarify. Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Jun 12 2013, 11:55pm
    Hodor. // macfalk Send a private message to macfalk Jun 12 2013, 10:26pm
    With ROTK, in my opinion. RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jun 12 2013, 10:41pm
    I'm completely in agreement... Thranduil05 Send a private message to Thranduil05 Jun 12 2013, 11:04pm
        I agree about Azog hobbitylass Send a private message to hobbitylass Jun 12 2013, 11:39pm
    PJ's problem has always been the same, sauget.diblosio Send a private message to sauget.diblosio Jun 13 2013, 10:44am

 
 
 

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