Let’s Get Things Clear
CGI is not exactly cheap. It still costs tens of millions of dollars, but it’s so much cheaper to do things this way rather than with live actors. In fact, when you look at the Avengers, or The X—men, those types of movies probably will not be made in our present day if it were not for computer assisted animation and graphics manipulation. It’s just going to be too expensive.
This is the argument for CGI. The problem is we might be looking at a phenomenon that is a victim of its own success. The sad reality is that a lot of filmmakers are looking at this type o technology as a prop. That’s really all it is. They think that the modern movie consumer would just look at how awesome the graphics are, how fantastic the special effects are, and be really forgiving, as far as the meat and potatoes of the film are concerned.
What are these meat and potato elements? I am, of course, talking about storytelling, character development and other crucial and fundamental factor of ingredients.
Sadly, we run the risk of just getting flabbergasted and amazed by the technology that we become blinded to the fact that the movie actually sucks as far as narration, storytelling and character development are concerned. If you need a proof of this, just look at The Transformers series. That’s all you need to wrap your mind around because it sucks so badly.