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2012-12-09 08:32:27 PM
 
2012-12-09 08:37:02 PM
Also:

WORST: Prometheus
Ridley Scott's huge pale-as-snow bald ''engineers'' could have looked threatening, but nope, they just looked horribly unrealistic, bulky and glassy-eyed. Noomi Rapace ripping that twisty alien baby out of her belly with surgical help? We concede, well done. -Solvej Schou


I believe the Engineers were a practical effect using costumes, not CGI.

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2012-12-09 08:45:12 PM
I think the werewolves in Twilight were worse than the baby.
 
2012-12-09 08:45:13 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: I believe the Engineers were a practical effect using costumes, not CGI.


There were a few things on that list that weren't CGI.
 
2012-12-09 08:49:22 PM
Honourable mention for best CGI: CASTLE, for actually managing, at times, to make LA look like Manhattan.
 
2012-12-09 10:08:23 PM
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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...that's farking funny!
 
2012-12-09 10:15:14 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Also:

WORST: Prometheus
Ridley Scott's huge pale-as-snow bald ''engineers'' could have looked threatening, but nope, they just looked horribly unrealistic, bulky and glassy-eyed. Noomi Rapace ripping that twisty alien baby out of her belly with surgical help? We concede, well done. -Solvej Schou

I believe the Engineers were a practical effect using costumes, not CGI.

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Yeah, and say what you want about the story, but the film was visually stunning which was even more apparent on the Blu-Ray than in the theater (theaters need to get their shiat together).
 
2012-12-09 10:17:18 PM
Prometheus was one of the worst? What the hell were they watching?

The movie sucked but the CGI was some of the best I've ever seen. That movie was gorgeous.
 
2012-12-09 10:19:47 PM
I thought the effects in Prometheus were beautiful, particularly the scene they're referring to.

Also, no Life of Pi? The tiger was amazingly real and the effects were all around wonderful. Visually stunning film.
 
2012-12-09 10:29:38 PM

Obscure Login: Prometheus was one of the worst? What the hell were they watching?

The movie sucked but the CGI was some of the best I've ever seen. That movie was gorgeous.


I didn't...hate...it when I saw it in theatres. After watching all 8+hours of BTS stuff and watching it again, I had a massive newfound appreciation for the film. It's not perfect, by any means, but it's not as meh as I originally thought. It sits with you for a while and lets you wonder. I actually like that a little bit.
 
2012-12-09 10:33:37 PM
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Hulk good.
 
2012-12-09 10:36:04 PM
Remarking only on the only movies (aside from the Hobbit) I've actually saw:

Hulk might have looked a bit like Ruffalo, but he didn't look like he was actually present in the scenes with live action characters. Too bad the animators didn't think the latter would have been more important.

Chronicle's effects were laughably bad, particularly any scene where the characters were depicted as flying.

The Engies in Prometheus not only looked realistic and threatening, like the perfectly developed hominids that they were, they were not CGI.

And aside from the Hobbit, I am unlikely to ever see any of the others.
 
2012-12-09 10:37:05 PM
John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.
 
2012-12-09 10:54:16 PM

eddievercetti: [img2-2.timeinc.net image 613x380]

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...that's farking funny!


And that's probably the least terrifying shot. That whole concept was just an abomination.
 
2012-12-09 10:57:32 PM

eddievercetti: [img2-2.timeinc.net image 613x380]

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...that's farking funny!


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2012-12-09 10:58:09 PM
Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?
 
2012-12-09 11:00:47 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.


I think the author had issue with the believablity of the freakishly huge jumps John Carter was making, even more than the quality or not of the movie, story or the balance of the CGI...
 
2012-12-09 11:04:15 PM

Funbags: Chronicle's effects were laughably bad, particularly any scene where the characters were depicted as flying.


Not so much bad as intentionally minimal, and not just to save money. The flying was _supposed_ to look awkward, both to keep the metaphor for adolescence rolling and because it wasn't so much flying as picking themselves up with telekinesis and tossing themselves around inside invincible force-shield.
 
2012-12-09 11:09:30 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?


biatching.
 
2012-12-09 11:11:55 PM

sno man: To The Escape Zeppelin!: John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.

I think the author had issue with the believablity of the freakishly huge jumps John Carter was making, even more than the quality or not of the movie, story or the balance of the CGI...


Yes, his complaints were about the jumps. Like most people, he never read the book.
 
2012-12-09 11:22:46 PM

coco ebert: I thought the effects in Prometheus were beautiful, particularly the scene they're referring to.

Also, no Life of Pi? The tiger was amazingly real and the effects were all around wonderful. Visually stunning film.


came to thread to see if there was pi, off to the angrydome. Just watched it today. I may hate on 3$d, but I loved it in Hugo and Pi. The tiger looks damn real, and made the dinos from the jurrassic park 3dapartments trailer look like crap cut from a dreamworkas film.
 
2012-12-09 11:25:21 PM
As a CGI creation the Avengers hulk was really good, but in my mind the Edward Norton Hulk looks more like the Hulk to me. The Incredible Hulk version looked like a huge green human with giant muscles, but the Avengers one looks more ape-like to me.
 
2012-12-09 11:26:04 PM

Ann Coulter's Diiick: Obscure Login: Prometheus was one of the worst? What the hell were they watching?

The movie sucked but the CGI was some of the best I've ever seen. That movie was gorgeous.

I didn't...hate...it when I saw it in theatres. After watching all 8+hours of BTS stuff and watching it again, I had a massive newfound appreciation for the film. It's not perfect, by any means, but it's not as meh as I originally thought. It sits with you for a while and lets you wonder. I actually like that a little bit.




Agreed. About the only shot where the engineer was CGI was when he was in the chair getting ready to take off.

And I'm probably one of a few, but I thought CGI Fifield was more terrifying than practical effect Fifield.

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Buuut Ridley wanted this instead...
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2012-12-09 11:26:04 PM
Until today i couldnt find a 2 hour gap to watch prometheus and now i know about two more things i shouldnt. And in hunger games i thought the cgi was at minimum and i cant think of anything worse than that guy with the camo make up, it was like thay guy in get smart who would appear inside a locker

Also, weirdest than Hulks hairy chest was an article pointing this and how its the first gay hulk (?)
 
2012-12-09 11:31:01 PM

Kurmudgeon: Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?

biatching.


Thought so. His whining about the huge jumps in John Carter (showing he never read the book nor knows that Mars has less gravity than Earth) made me suspicious of his opinion, but one should always take these sites with a grain of salt.
 
2012-12-09 11:31:46 PM

ODDwhun: As a CGI creation the Avengers hulk was really good, but in my mind the Edward Norton Hulk looks more like the Hulk to me. The Incredible Hulk version looked like a huge green human with giant muscles, but the Avengers one looks more ape-like to me.


They were going less for super-ripped Hulk and more for giant bruiser Hulk.
 
2012-12-09 11:32:19 PM

cretinbob: sno man: To The Escape Zeppelin!: John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.

I think the author had issue with the believablity of the freakishly huge jumps John Carter was making, even more than the quality or not of the movie, story or the balance of the CGI...

Yes, his complaints were about the jumps. Like most people, he never read the book.


Earth's greater gravity isn't greater enough for that. He couldn't even pull that off on the moon....

/Still, I mostly liked it.
 
2012-12-09 11:32:41 PM

colimar: Until today i couldnt find a 2 hour gap to watch prometheus and now i know about two more things i shouldnt. And in hunger games i thought the cgi was at minimum and i cant think of anything worse than that guy with the camo make up, it was like thay guy in get smart who would appear inside a locker

Also, weirdest than Hulks hairy chest was an article pointing this and how its the first gay hulk (?)


Hunger Games was made with the change from James Cameron's couch. It's not surprising that the CGI was iffy.
 
2012-12-09 11:41:48 PM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?


Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.

/I avoided it in theater release but rented the DVD
//It's worth the dollar to check out at home, probably not worth the cash to sit through in a theater
 
2012-12-09 11:45:58 PM
WORST: John Carter
Andrew Stanton's Martian mega-flop gets a worse rap than it deserves, and parts of the movie look beautiful. But boy, they really could have done without Taylor Kitsch's super-jumps

yeah, because that's totally not part of the books or anything...
 
2012-12-09 11:59:29 PM

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: WORST: John Carter
Andrew Stanton's Martian mega-flop gets a worse rap than it deserves, and parts of the movie look beautiful. But boy, they really could have done without Taylor Kitsch's super-jumps

yeah, because that's totally not part of the books or anything...


And considering what was left out from the books, like John Carter being a complete badass from nearly page 1, and everyone being mostly to completely nude, we should be happy that Disney left in the super-jumps.

Seriously, that pissed me off so much, Carter doing the usual "wimpy loser slowly becomes competent hero throughout movie" instead of being an amazing hardass from the start.
 
2012-12-10 12:01:25 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?

Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.

/I avoided it in theater release but rented the DVD
//It's worth the dollar to check out at home, probably not worth the cash to sit through in a theater


I don't think Lizard is silly. He's a tragic villain, like the 2003 Ninja Turtles' Leatherhead. Depending on the writer, you can get some powerful characterization from Lizard.

Unfortunately, most people handle Lizard like they handle any non-human character: "ME MONSTER! ME KILL FOR FUN AND EVIL! RRRAAAAAARRRRRRR!!"
 
2012-12-10 12:02:29 AM

sno man: To The Escape Zeppelin!: John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.

I think the author had issue with the believablity of the freakishly huge jumps John Carter was making, even more than the quality or not of the movie, story or the balance of the CGI...


So he has issues with a plot device in a hundred year old science fiction novel? Huge jumps are what he complains about being unrealistic in a movie containing anti-gravity technology? This list is has nothing to do with CGI.
 
2012-12-10 12:08:18 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.


My issue with the Lizard in the movie is that they tried to go for the Intelligent Velociraptor version and instead ended up with King Koopa. Otherwise though, I was fine with it. Especially Emma Stone in thigh-high boots.
 
2012-12-10 12:17:53 AM

Mentat: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.

My issue with the Lizard in the movie is that they tried to go for the Intelligent Velociraptor version and instead ended up with King Koopa. Otherwise though, I was fine with it. Especially Emma Stone in thigh-high boots.


Now I want to see an animated Super Mario Bros movie that's based on the cartoons.

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God those cartoons were goofy, but I'll always have a soft spot for cartoon Bowser / King Koopa.

"Koopa Pack, ATTACK!"
 
2012-12-10 12:24:48 AM

sno man: cretinbob: sno man: To The Escape Zeppelin!: John Carter wasn't a very good movie but the CGI was incredible. This list had less to do with CGI and more to do with the writer liking or disliking the movie.

I think the author had issue with the believablity of the freakishly huge jumps John Carter was making, even more than the quality or not of the movie, story or the balance of the CGI...

Yes, his complaints were about the jumps. Like most people, he never read the book.

Earth's greater gravity isn't greater enough for that. He couldn't even pull that off on the moon....

/Still, I mostly liked it.


Actually you could put yourself in orbit from the moon by jumping if you didn't need a space suit.

If the author is going to complain about jumping high, why stop there and not ask how he was breathing?
 
2012-12-10 12:39:08 AM

Mentat: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.

My issue with the Lizard in the movie is that they tried to go for the Intelligent Velociraptor version and instead ended up with King Koopa. Otherwise though, I was fine with it. Especially Emma Stone in thigh-high boots.


That should have been the title. "Emma Stone in Thigh-high Boots." I'd have seen it opening weekend, with a ticket to the next showing already in my pocket.
 
2012-12-10 01:03:28 AM

Mentat: Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Just whiny fanboy biatching. The movie was actually fairly decent. Yes, it's a comic book movie and it is a Spider-Man reboot, but they handled it fairly well. The Lizard has always been a silly villain, there was never going to be any escape from that, but he worked out fairly well I thought. I actually prefer the new version over the Toby McGuire version, and I hope Sony kills Gwen in the next movie or two. There's no point in introducing her unless they plan to have her neck snap.

My issue with the Lizard in the movie is that they tried to go for the Intelligent Velociraptor version and instead ended up with King Koopa. Otherwise though, I was fine with it. Especially Emma Stone in thigh-high boots.


Can God create a piece of clothing so ugly that Emma Stone cannot look good while wearing it?

/permanent spot on my freebie list
 
2012-12-10 02:03:25 AM

Keizer_Ghidorah: Haven't seen The Amazing Spider-man, so is The Lizard as bad as it says, or is it just the writer's personal biatching?


He didn't look that bad. He was fairly massive and you could tell he was powerful.

May have that "smile" on his face, which might have been kinda narmy for some people. Mind you, many reptiles do have that smile in real life. Also, the Raptors in Jurassic Park had that smile too and they're still one of the great movie monsters.
 
2012-12-10 02:24:49 AM

Funbags: Remarking only on the only movies (aside from the Hobbit) I've actually saw:

Hulk might have looked a bit like Ruffalo, but he didn't look like he was actually present in the scenes with live action characters.


Yes he did.
 
2012-12-10 02:28:49 AM
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I don't see what all the fuss is about.
 
2012-12-10 03:01:18 AM

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I don't see what all the fuss is about.


David banner was a sensible man, and was sure to buy trousers that were loose in the waist and crotch
 
2012-12-10 03:40:33 AM
What's wrong with the Twilight baby? I'm just not seeing it. (Didn't see the movie)
 
2012-12-10 03:54:32 AM

Tsar_Bomba1: And I'm probably one of a few, but I thought CGI Fifield was more terrifying than practical effect Fifield.


Absolutely! After I saw the cut scene I was thinking "WTF?! You guys cut this?!?!" This was definitely a case where the CGI was the better option, in every way, by far! Ridley was wrong.
 
2012-12-10 03:59:04 AM

eddievercetti: [img2-2.timeinc.net image 613x380]

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...that's farking funny!


Damn, I'm looking at that waiting for "Tonguey" to pop out and go "Eiyeyeyeyeyeyeie!"
 
2012-12-10 05:51:01 AM

vrax: Tsar_Bomba1: And I'm probably one of a few, but I thought CGI Fifield was more terrifying than practical effect Fifield.

Absolutely! After I saw the cut scene I was thinking "WTF?! You guys cut this?!?!" This was definitely a case where the CGI was the better option, in every way, by far! Ridley was wrong.



I believe I read somewhere that they couldn't get the practical Fifield Babyhead to Ridley's satisfaction.
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This would have been better. Weta did the cgi.
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2012-12-10 08:45:10 AM
I prefer the practical-effects Fifield. He looks more like a reanimated corpse. The CGI looks better in this case, but it doesn't really make any sense. Why would Fifield go through such a change? Especially when the usual effect of the black goo is to disintegrate the unfortunate that comes into contact.
 
2012-12-10 08:57:20 AM

Tsar_Bomba1


I believe I read somewhere that they couldn't get the practical Fifield Babyhead to Ridley's satisfaction.


Did he call it a "big stupid babyhead"? That would be funny.


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2012-12-10 09:04:09 AM
Don't get us wrong - this Clash sequel was terrible.

Wrong, giant lava Kronos made the entire film awesome.
 
2012-12-10 09:35:09 AM
Cloud Atlas did have some really good visual effects surrounding the characters, but the race change makeup was really distracting at times. I don't know it there actually is any way to do that where it doesn't end up looking weird.

And yeah, The Lizard was laughably bad. I went to see Amazing Spider-Man with some friends when another movie was sold out. Luckily the theater was nearly empty and our running commentary at least made the experience tolerable.
 
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