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Mini-Tournament: Favourite CGI Character! ? WINNER -?-?- YODA!

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Tyi-Maet_Nefer, Jan 26, 2007.

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  1. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    [hl=khaki]Semi-Final 1: The Balrog VS Yoda... and who makes the final...?[/hl]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balrog]The Balrog (Lord of the Rings)[/link] 9 votes
    vs
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda]Yoda (Star Wars)[/link] 18 votes -? WINNER



    In the grand final: YODA
     
  2. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    [hl=darkmagenta]Semi-Final 2: Gollum VS Davy Jones[/hl]

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gollum]Gollum (Lord of the Rings)[/link]

    [image=http://www.movievillains.com/images/gollum.jpg]
    vs
    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Jones_%28Pirates_of_the_Caribbean%29]Davy Jones (Pirates: DMC)[/link]

    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bb/DavyLowrezA.jpg]

    Voting open for 48 hours.



    I still miss html...
     
  3. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm starting the vote for this one. Haven't done that before. There's a reason, though... :p

    Davy Jones!
    ? I've been talking about him the whole time through. His CGI is pure artwork. Absolutely breathtaking. He's got distinct personality. And from what I've already said about him, I've made myself believe this: he's the best made CGI character. To date. I love the organ scene, with the heavy music descending over the screen. While Gollum is masterfully done as well, and deserves credit, he's not my favourite character in this match-up. Davy is.
     
  4. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Gollum. He stole the show from pretty much everyone in LOTR. There was talk of nominating Andy Sirkis for an Oscar. Blends perfectly into every scene. Is an acccomplishment in CGI that will not be outsdone for a long time.
     
  5. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Before I watched the extras on the TTT:EE I might have voted for Gollum
    but since I have, he's getting on my nerves
    besides, sometimes Serkis (or Jackson) overdid it with the performance
    Nighy makes Jones almost feel like a gentleman under the tentacles (by manner, certainly not by behaviour ;)) and he's got more than two-and-a-half emotions (even though "he carved out him heart" o_O)

    Davy Jones
    "A hundred souls, ten dayyyzzz-ah *blub*"
     
  6. CaptainBinaca

    CaptainBinaca Jedi Knight star 3

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    Gollum

    When Frodo calls him Smeagol for the first time in TTT, the animation of Gollum's face is perfect. Gollum was the first CGI character I found to be believable on screen; I could forget that he was a generated image and accept him as part of the surroundings. Truly successful
     
  7. morrison85

    morrison85 Jedi Master star 5

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    Gollum . Even though I only did read the books.
     
  8. darth_paul

    darth_paul Jedi Master star 5

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    *sniff* *sniff* :_| Davy Jones!
     
  9. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Davy Jones (Pirates: DMC)
     
  10. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Easy one.

    Jones Davy.
     
  11. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    Gollum (Lord of the Rings)
     
  12. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    Gollum
    - C'mon guys, he redefined CGI as we know it. He's freakin' Smeagol! :p
     
  13. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Davy Jones (I don't think gollum has a shot at beating yoda)
     
  14. Darthsuperbatpooh

    Darthsuperbatpooh Jedi Knight star 5

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  15. darth_paul

    darth_paul Jedi Master star 5

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    I don't know. I think Gollum probably has a bigger personal following than Davy Jones. Of course, Yoda has the big personal following thing going too, so it could be that those who vote for Davy Jones will be voting for quality...

    Meh. Gollum and Davy Jones are both better than Yoda anyway. I've been maintaining all along that CG Yoda failed to fulfill the one absolutely critical purpose he had, and I still believe that's true. But, that aside, I've gone back and looked now to be sure I'm not being unfair, and he really simply isn't as good as the other two. Gollum and Davy Jones achieve a level of realism and life that Yoda just hasn't got.

    Admittedly, this is about favorites rather than bests, so the personal following thing obviously enters heavily into it. But in any competition where computer generation is a criterion, it's difficult to see anything else over the unprecedented level of realism and achievement that is Davy Jones, so I vote that way even though I am more personally attached to the Gollum character.

    But no matter how you slice it, Yoda should not win.

    -Paul
     
  16. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Paul

    I agree that Yoda should not win. I stopped voting for him recently. However, must of the sentiment I find on these boards is that people don't like LotR (the movies). I haven't seen much against Pirates, so I feel that Davy Jones has a better shot at beating the lil green one.
     
  17. _princess_leia_

    _princess_leia_ Jedi Master star 6

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  18. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gollum - Gollum's the best CGI character we've had yet, although that could change with AWE
     
  19. StarWarsFreak444

    StarWarsFreak444 Jedi Master star 7

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    This is a hard one :(

    I say Gollum!

    We all know in our hearts that Yoda is the best CGI Character ever, but lets let some other CGI character win for once :p

     
  20. Zizz

    Zizz Jedi Master star 4

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    AWE?
     
  21. Jedi_Lady21

    Jedi_Lady21 Jedi Padawan star 4

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  22. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    At Worlds End - the Third Pirates movie
     
  23. JediKnight20043

    JediKnight20043 Jedi Master star 5

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    Davy Jones.



    I hate gollum so much.
     
  24. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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