CGI trailblazers

After causing a bit of a kerfuffle with my harsh criticism of the special effects in The Terminator, I was intrigued to see the iTunes Film homepage feature some CGI Trailblazers. Now, we have already established that I am not an expert on movies, but some of these made me ponder.

CGI Trailblazers 1

  1. Terminator 2 – I’m saying nothing!
  2. Aliens – I’ve seen this one, although I don’t remember it enormously. I seem to recall the CGI being acceptable though.
  3. Final Fantasy – No idea.
  4. The Matrix – All that high-kicking freeze frame goodness, I’ve reviewed this one in Film Watch.
  5. Waterworld – Oooh, I love this film, but is it really that great in terms of graphics? Is it just because of the vast amount of water required?
  6. RoboCop 2 – No idea.

CGI Trailblazers 2

  1. The Polar Express – I haven’t seen this one but know it is intensely CGI heavy. Is it really a trailblazer though?
  2. Death Becomes Her – Another film I love! I’m going to have to watch this soon, I think.
  3. Total Recall – Not seen it, but Schwarzenegger again?
  4. Forrest Gump – Because of all the existing footage they had to squeeze him into?
  5. Independence Day – Seen this one, don’t remember it, know I kinda like it.
  6. Jimmy Neutron – No idea.

Anyways, apologies for the random nature of the post – it was a conversation I had with Mr C and wanted to share.

3 thoughts on “CGI trailblazers

  1. I thought I was the only person who liked Death Becomes Her. Everyone I know hates it but I liked it from the first time I saw it.

  2. Everyone I know hates it but I liked it from the first time I saw it.

    It’s been a long time since I saw it, but I remember loving it.

    Wikipedia says it won the Academy Award for visual effects, so that explains it being on the list.

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