|English: I made this image with computer-generated imagery. 2 views of a man with an M2A1-7 United States Army flamethrower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
There's a cold detatchment with over-use of CGI. Compare LOTR to The Hobbit. The second trilogy was inferior in a number of ways, not least of which was the comparative lack of enthusiasm and need to satisfy the corporate entity the original films created. However, its greatest sin was the CGI balance. This is particularly evident in the first of three films. Something else I have noticed since CGI and digitial effects first started permeating the movie world: CGI denial. I got so sick of people telling me how "real" it looked. No it didn't and it still doesn't. We can discuss tricks of the mind and all that, but the aggressive need to be perceived as real leads to less of a desire on the viewer's behalf to suspend disbelief.
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