Shrek and CGI : LUSENET : The Art of Film : One Thread

I saw Shrek the other day. It's a fun movie, but reminded me of the problems with all-CG films; thin scripts written mostly around effects and sight gags. In addition, there were some very bad plot holes (mostly concerning the Lord Farquad character)... Visuals *were* great, but I walked away somewhat disappointed.

So, is CGI just good for cartoons, or is there real potential in it? I'd love to see something that wasn't cartoony, but (gasp) a serious animated film. I await Final Fantasy with trepidation...

-- Inukko (, June 10, 2001


I dunno. It doesn't seem to me that CG films should be any less creative than hand-drawn animation (even though hand-drawn IS prettier). I'm looking forward to Atlantis even when I know for a fact it will suck.

-- Frostbite a.k.a. Frosty the Snow Chick (, June 12, 2001.

Now, Atlantis is about 50/50, right? I can live with that.

-- Inukko (, June 12, 2001.

Problem is, CG takes way too long... so you end up with a movie written around effects, rather than the other way around. I'd love to see something with a good story and CG done fast & cheap, but it ain't gonna happen... CGI is all about style over substance.

-- Inukko (, June 12, 2001.

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