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Old 06 June 2013   #31
Saw it this weekend also, found it to be a little better than Oz, but that doesn't say much since I could not watch that more than 30 minutes. Kinda ugly CG though.

Not a good movie in the end.
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Old 06 June 2013   #32
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Saw it this weekend also, found it to be a little better than Oz, but that doesn't say much since I could not watch that more than 30 minutes. Kinda ugly CG though.

Not a good movie in the end.


Yeah, OZ was also absolutely terrible
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Old 06 June 2013   #33
Hey I liked Oz.
Except when the Wicked Witch was going off I cracked up because it simply sounded like Meg Griffin screaming.

I could not take that too seriously.
 
Old 06 June 2013   #34
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Hey I liked Oz.
Except when the Wicked Witch was going off I cracked up because it simply sounded like Meg Griffin screaming.

I could not take that too seriously.



Yeah, i thought so too. Haha

I thought Oz was so incredibly boring. And it looked horrible. I know they were going for a super saturated look, but i didnt think it worked at all. Plus pretty bad cgi throughout in my opinion
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Old 06 June 2013   #35
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Except when the Wicked Witch was going off I cracked up because it simply sounded like Meg Griffin screaming.


Shutup Meg...
 
Old 06 June 2013   #36
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Unbreakable had a budget of $70 million. Half of that went directly into the pockets of Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson and M. Night Shayamalan. More if you count stuff like their private jet expenses. These days, even some known name producers collect checks like that. It certainly isn't going into CG. If the CG budget is more than ten percent the total, I would be amazed.

Van Damme gives a great breakdown of where the money goes in his film JCVD.


i agree with you there, but that gets me back to my original question, where did that money go to? there was no star in that movie deserving big paychecks. Bryan Singer mustve gotten the biggest share of money but who else?
 
Old 06 June 2013   #37
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I just saw one in season three of Game of Thrones. Blew me away it was done so well.


I agree 100% I was amazed when I saw it. But then GoT has so very few bad scenes. :P
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Old 06 June 2013   #38
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Unbreakable had a budget of $70 million. Half of that went directly into the pockets of Bruce Willis, Samuel Jackson and M. Night Shayamalan. More if you count stuff like their private jet expenses. These days, even some known name producers collect checks like that. It certainly isn't going into CG. If the CG budget is more than ten percent the total, I would be amazed.

Van Damme gives a great breakdown of where the money goes in his film JCVD.


Not disputing UNBREAKABLE, but of nearly the same time period, THE MUMMY had a budget of about 60 mil, and a full 20 of that went to VFX, mostly ILM. That's the first time I had heard of post work being such a huge percentage of a total budget for a picture that wasn't some kind of 2001-level effort, but my impression is that this became the norm this century.
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Old 06 June 2013   #39
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Why oh why do the giants have to be CG?! They look like people! They could have gotten great actors to play the giants in makeup and composited them in. I agree about not only being over having so many CG menaces on screen, but definitely being over unnecessary CG menaces. I can understand a cool, designed creature, but a giant?!


I talked with Singer briefly a couple weeks back and he is still firmly of the belief that all the cues in nature from shooting a real person playing a giant betray scale in all sorts of ways. In fact, he replaced another guy who was supposed to direct JACK but wanted to do the film with actors in suits for giants.

I think the good-actors-in-costume thing worked fine in SNOW ... HUNTMAN (and in TIME BANDITS too, where they had a short stocky guy as a giant), but I guess everybody's mileage varies on this topic.
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Old 06 June 2013   #40
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Not disputing UNBREAKABLE, but of nearly the same time period, THE MUMMY had a budget of about 60 mil, and a full 20 of that went to VFX, mostly ILM. That's the first time I had heard of post work being such a huge percentage of a total budget for a picture that wasn't some kind of 2001-level effort, but my impression is that this became the norm this century.

Hmm-if the MUMMY were done today I wonder:
a) if the studio would have only asked for and only paid 5 million for the same VFX.
b) it would look better still - but not suggesting it had any horrendous cg faults (like the sequel did)
c) cost 120-300 million overall anyway wasted on who knows what?!
 
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