This is not intended to foment undue criticism of those hard working artist at the
Framestore ,ILM etc etc who give us such great visuals in our favorite VFX heavy
However we people ,involved in CG, tend to have a more critical eye than the average layperson who watches these films.
That said, what are some of the shots you have seen ,in recent films, that made you think "how did that get approved as a final shot !!?. in the context of how good the rest of the CG Looked by comparison.
I will start with a classic:
LOTR the two towers :The wargs in the attack on the Rohan refugees from Edoras heading to the Hornberg.
Bloody awful compared to the rest of the film.
Avengers Infinity War: Every instance of the female “proxima midnight” in “Avengers Infinity War” looked unfinished and most of the flying CG shots of Sam Wilson ( the Falcon) appear to make no attempt to match actor Anthony Mackies facial features, he looked like a poser character.
THOR RAGNORAK: Loved the film but …wow! The outdoor lighting in the Odin
death scene looked extremely fake. like when a TV daytime soap Opera tries to fake an outdoor scene with really sub par green screen work.
Most of Cate Blanchette’s CG fight scenes looked like over blurred previs cinematics IMHO
- BLACK PANTHER… nearly everytime they went from a live shot of Actor Chadwick Boseman to the CG Black Panther, it went wrong, particularly the body mass & scale.
What are some of your favorites??