OK so a list of 10 films has been provided as the nominees for the Oscar's for Best Visual Effects. Now majority of the nominated films I have no problem with - here they are (no particular order):
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
World War Z
OK - so the list is solid - no denying that - but where int eh name of all tings sacred is MoS? Especially when they're going to put in something like The Lone Ranger? Seriously?!?!?
Anyone who read my blog knows I was a little disappointed with Thor: TDW - minor quibbles with it personally - but that was me. I also was a little disappointed with Pacific Rim - only because it felt like they did the Godzilla trick. Basically this is where all your monsters/CGI is done at night/in the dark and in water/rain. This reduces the texturing requirements to make things look more realistic without the same amount of effort. It still looked awesome - no question - but a shortcut like that for me - and it's just my opinion - takes away from the skill and impressiveness.
Anyone else got thoughts on this.... or even care at all? AM I the only one?