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Is it just me, or have movies become more like videogame cutscenes and videogames have become interactive movies?
Movies use so much CGI that the movie feels too unrealistic. Batman vs Superman and Legend of Tarzan serve as good examples IMO. That human touch just seemed to be gone. They were both terrible too IMO.
The same kinda thing goes for games. That replayability factor just seems gone, making replays boring IMO. You play it once, then never touch it again. Everything feels too linear to be enjoyable on a second playthrough. Just my opinion.
What do you think?
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I didn't claim that CGI made the movie bad, rather too "weird" looking. One can see the difference between "fake" and real objects in a movie. And seeing a lot of "fake" stuff can be a boner killer. Imagine watching the classic Alien, but the xenomorph is completely CGI and all the effects like smoke, fire, etc are also CGI. Sure, you'll probably gain an alien with more lifelike movement, but that's one of things I like about the xenomorph, its puppet-like movements makes it feel more creepy. And I love how the gore was made during that era of movies. So nasty. Now, it's basically CGI, and usually very toned down too.
I'd prefer movies to not use so much CGI. That's when it starts to look like a videogame cutscene. I want to see some more real stuff compared to CG stuff.
A lot of superhero movies as of late have been disappointing me mainly because of the sub-par plot or characters or even the dialogue. Nothing to do about it I guess.
Of course, I mentioned this is all IMO.
I don't think Alien aged that well, TBH. That last scene where a stupid-looking doll is being "burned" by something that looks vaguely like jet engine exhaust ruins everything.
Practical gore effects, however, is something that I miss. The first Expendables movie looked pathetic due to all the CGI blood. It was especially aggravating because they were riding the nostalgia wave. Compare what they did to something like Men of War, and weep.
Although I suspect the main problem here is, once again, quality. The sequel looked much better already, probably because they planned it better, and didn't end up with a lot more CGI scenes than they anticipated.