CGI Is Like A Referee: When It Does A Good Job You Don’t Notice It

The gold standard for bad CGI.
The gold standard for bad CGI.

We’ve all seen bad CGI effects on the big and small screen.  Sometimes they are so bad they can completely take you out of the moment and ruin a movie or tv show with potential.  I know one of my biggest beefs with CGI has been the rendering of people, particularly in action sequences.

I’m not alone I’m sure in being able to spot CGI a mile away in many cases.  It just seems… off, no matter how good they do it.  And I can mostly let it go, but when entire fight sequences (Blade II(?), Matrix Reloaded) or Quiddatch matches (one of the Harry Potters) are obviously entirely CGI, they bother me.  Granted, they get better each year as technology and proficiency improve.

But what you may not realize is the vast amount of CGI that is in almost every shot of your favorite movie that isn’t a man in an iron suit, an animal brought back to life after being extinct 65 million years or a car that can transform into a robot.  After the break, check out this awesome video from RocketJump Film School.  I think you’ll be amazed at all CGI is used for.

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Daredevil Has Changed The Future For Superhero Stories On TV

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Like any self-respecting Geek-Girl, I totally binged watched Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix this past weekend. Don’t judge! I’m not ashamed – I love comics, I love Marvel, and I love TV, so this was a win-win for me. But I was weary, yes dear readers, I was weary of how it would all pan out. So the question is, did Daredevil live up to the advertising hype? Spoiler alert: IT DID! And I’ll tell you why it’s changing the future for superhero stories on TV.

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A Famous Face You’ve Probably Never Seen

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Most Geeks know who Andy Serkis is.  Many Geeks might even know what Andy Serkis actually looks like.

Does the man in the picture above look familiar at all?

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The Blob Is Back (This Is Not About My Waistline!)

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Nothing like a villain that looks like a wet sneeze to scare the beejezus outta ya!

The Blob is back. Goldcrest Films announced they will be producing a remake of the 1958 original along with Simon West (The Expendables 2) set to direct. 

The 1958 film, starring Steve McQueen, was set in Pennsylvania and followed the destruction of a small-town by a continuously growing alien life-form that consumed everything in its path. 

I’m not a huge horror monster fan, but with a decent CGI budget, and enough alcohol, this could be watchable!

Cite:  EW