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CGI characters - Did you like them?

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by tm0910196, Dec 15, 2016.

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Did the CGI characters work?

  1. Yes, they were great

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  2. Sort of - they resided in the uncanny valley

    34.1%
  3. Absolutely not, they looked bad

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  1. Onid Bonazzo

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    We have to understand and recognize that we are witnessing are never before seen revolutionary film making techniques ONCE AGAIN brought to us by Star Wars. I have to admit, the CGI in Rogue One was one of the most realistic I have witnessed thus far.
    First, Tupac returned as a hologram, followed by Eazy-E and Micheal jackson. Now, we've captured the essence of Peter Cushing in almost it's perfect entirety. Leia's involvement was short but extremely effective. When I first layed my eyes on the CGI charecters, it took me a double take, a few eye rubs, and more seconds than it SHOULD have for me to even REALIZE it was fake. Naturally we all knew but there was still those few moments in which we truly believed!!......'wait a minute...!'
    No CGI has ever been perfect, but I share everyone's amazement at how advanced our technology has become. I believe we are witnessing a stepping stone in entertainment history.
     
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    Personally I loved the CGI, it wouldn't of made sense for Tarkin and Leia not to make an appearance considering, and i didn't want to see them recast so cgi was the only way to go.

    I think they did a great job, Tarkin especially, in no way did it take me out of the film, granted it wasn't perfect but it was pretty incredible.
     
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    I think I finally figured out the biggest thing that has thrown me off about CGI Leia.

    She needed to have a more rosey complexion, especially around the forehead. Leia didn't have a pale face, especially in A New Hope, but the CG version looks a bit too "ghost white" to be convincing.
     
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    The CG Count Dooku scenes are over ten years old and were innovative at the time. I like to think that the Tarkin/Leia scenes of today would not have been possible without the work from the prequel trilogy and similar films at the time. Every innovation is the result of hard work from yesteryears.
     
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    Yeah they were impressive creations.
     
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    It is pretty cool that Disney/LFL continued Lucas' tradition of pushing technology in SW movies. I'm not a huge fan of how bold they were with Tarkin and Leia, but respect what they're trying to do
     
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    Fair point. The way I see it, the technology can only improve from here. So if they try again in a year or two, we may be somewhere better still.

    Welcome to the Cantina, by the way!
     
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    Agreed, welcome to the cantina.
     
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    When you see the images side by side (the first two are from Rogue One, the third from A New Hope), it's really incredible what they did. Leia's lipstick is a tad darker in RO, but except that - spot on.

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    Oh, wow! That does look better that way!
     
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    I think our memories played tricks on us, overlaying Carrie's face we were more familiar with, plus, I think Carrie had some discrete nose job (it's a bit narrower than when she was young).
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    They couldn't do with Leia/Carrie what they did with X-wings - designed the ships we remember, with the elements of all three OT movies, not the way they really were. So, we thought X-wings were spot on and Leia was not. But, in reality, the opposite is true. :)
     
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    I thought the CGI was great. I think the best I've seen. Also I rewatched the film today. And is it just me, or does the CG look better on the Blu-ray release?
     
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    100% agree with this. Watched on BR tonight and i don't know if it's the small screen or what, but both looked miles better than I thought in the cinema at the time.
     
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    I was noticing this myself. Leia particularly looked better to me on the home release version. Less ghost-white. I wouldn't be surprised if they did additional work in the intervening months.
     
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    No, I didn't like the CGI characters for Tarkin and Leia. Their eyes looked soulless. Fake. Or in the words of my sister . . . dead.
     
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    I can see that. It didn't ruin the viewing for me, but there was certainly something "off."
     
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    Personally, I loved the CGI Tarkin & Leia; visually, they were on par with any practical effects (i.e. puppets and anamatronics and costumes etc.), and they captured the mannerisms and personalities that Fishers & Cushin brought to the roles, perfectly! IMHO, these CGI-augmented characters were fantastic, and I am very optimistic for the future of CGI in film. (I haven't much cared for CGI characters and such in the past, but this was fantastic!) :D
     
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