Tuesday, 31 January 2017

CGI, a Help or a Hindrance?

(The Jungle Book , (2016), Jon Favreau. Picture found at: http://mozi.24.hu/hirek/20160421/a-dzsungel-konyve-kritika )

Computer generated imagery is still a fairly new and advanced statement upon the film industry, many directors and visionaries opting to utilise it and convey its potential in different ways, and there is certainly a right and a wrong way, as I'm sure most of you know. It's 2017 now, and still we can be plunged deep into a film narrative when out of nowhere comes a horrendously produced CGI - thing. It takes you away from the experience, it becomes a parody of itself and essentially was unnecessary. On the other hand, there are cases where the implementation of CGI characters or effects intertwine and astonish so perfectly fitting to the film that it blows the audience away. I want to look at some cases where it's been nailed, some not so much, and where we're at with CGI in cinema right now in 2017.