Visual effects in LOTR v The Hobbit???

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  1. katalouise

    katalouise New Member

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    I am studying the role of CGI in films in uni, and obviously I couldn't go without bringing these two trilogies into it. I need to gather some research on people's opinions of the use of CGI in the Hobbit trilogy, so I need peoples help!! What did you think? If you can look past thatscene where Legolas runs across those falling rocks in BOTFA (I know he's light-footed but jeez), did you think the CGI was used well?

    I personally think LOTR's practical effects will age way better, but I'm interested to know what everyone else thinks of it.



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  2. Azrubêl

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    I think the LOTR CGI is nice and tasteful, and I think that the Hobbit CGI is the epitome of vapid overproduction and lack of artistic integration.

    I hate how Smaug's voice sounds like he's talking through a ventilation fan, how entire characters like the Goblin King look like they were done by an amateur and never get off the ground, and how cosmetics of the whole thing look like they had open enrollment from Comic Con and didn't say no to anyone.

    I think Legolas in particular looks like a freaking cyborg of some sort.

    I think Gollum is well done, an example of the subtly like the LOTR films that was re-introduced effectively.
     
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    To me, The Hobbit's CGI looks so unreal, it doesn't even feel like Middle-earth, maybe a dream sequence maybe, but not an actual day spent within the land. The Lord of the Rings actually looks real. The Hobbit's CGI is fake. You know how something could be so sugary it causes you to hurl, Yeah, that's The Hobbit's CGI to me.
     
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    Azrubêl Drúadan

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    Too much glitter and not enough green fields :D
     
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    That one scene where Legolas is chasing Bolg with horse is just [removed] ridiculous.
     
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    It was like a video game cinematic scene.

    I like this. Gothmog and his captain are a bit humanized but this was nice. Gothmog is funny tho.


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  7. Squint-eyed Southerner

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    ". . .one morning long ago in the quiet of the world, when there was less noise and more green. . ."

    somebody invented CGI. And filmmakers thought: "Hey -- now I can do anything I want!".

    And so it came to pass that some filmmakers used the techniques tastefully and judiciously, while others followed their baser instincts, producing bloated monstrosities.
     
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    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    Tactfully put, Squint.



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    Squint-eyed Southerner Lurking in the Chetwood

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    But ungrammatically. . .so I tried to fix it! :p
     
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    CirdanLinweilin The Wandering Wastrel

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    I didn't even notice the previous mistake, so, cheers?


    :D

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