cujo wrote: Devil Girl wrote:
I do not mind the amount of CGI that George Lucas uses or the stuff that has been re-edited into episodes 4-6 (well apart from the scene with Han and Greedo)
The Yautja wrote:
Yeah, actually, I think you have a point. The fact that GL is a special FX whore, must have had something to do with it. I mean, come on. Every clone trooper in the new trilogy was digital. Every one. They had zero armor made for the films. Someone needs to punch that man in the throat.
I think that is a bit harsh though. Sometimes I think it is a little wasteful to make so much armour to get so little use out of it.
the effects in LotR r entirely different. and if you recall they filmed in new zealand, not a sound studio lined with green plastic. in space battles i say the more effects the better...but when shooting a scene with people and places, i think you have to be real...or mostly real.
i was watching the old trilogy this weekend and, yeah alot of the effects r dated but it did not distract me from the story. what did distract me was a beak on the sarlacc. (btw still annoyed with fetts rediculous demise)
special effects enhance a movie but should never be asked to carry it. LotR had a strong cast and a visionary director...sadly the same cannot be said for the new trilogy. in an odd sidenote, ive heard lucas wanted others to direct- ron howard and speilberg but they would not.
I understand what you mean. It would have been funkier for him to have filmed on location and then added affects in. But I suppose he did what was easier to do, and it is a lot easier to work from a studio from his point of view.
I also think though that if he would have had more special effects in the original trilogy if he could have.
Fett II, you also would not see huge explosions in space due to the lack of oxygen.
I agree with Darth Maul Clone. I like episodes 1-3 just as much as episodes 4-6. They are different but just as enjoyable.
I am actually going off LOTR. It looks funky and there is a great cast but after reading the books to my eldest son I have started to realise how much he has got wrong with the film. It is not so much the things he has missed out (which is understandable) but it is the fact he has changed how events happen in the book and even changed the ending that really annoyed. I do not want to go too much into the portrayal of the Ents but it is really, really annoying and when I have seen the film I really want to forward past those parts.
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