Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by jedimaster chris, Jun 30, 2001.
I voted for The Mummy Returns, but only because I haven't seen the other two.
A.I.'s are good
I haven't seen any films this summer yet (and probably won't unti I come back from my trip), so I can't exactly vote...
I too voted for The Mummy Returns, only because I like it better than Pearl Harbor.
I only voted Pearl Harbor because Japanese planes are just too damn cool.
Haven't seen any but A.I's look great.
The effects were good in Pearl Harbor, but just about everything else really sucked.
While the effects in A.I. are superb, I voted for Pearl Harbor.
Basically, all that happened in A.I. was a recreation of the Blade Runner future, except with much more fluid effects.
Pearl Harbor on the other hand executed a battle that has long since tainted the minds of people around the world, and they executed it perfectly.
To compare the effects of these three movies is tough, because they each called for drastically different effects.
The Mummy Returns' effects were poorly done.
Pearl Harbor's effects were amazing, but certainely not ground breaking.
A.I.'s effects were groundbreaking. They were so seamlessly pulled off.
I gave my vote to A.I.
I have only seen 'The Mummy Returns,' but my vote goes for 'AI' simply from what I've seen in the previews.
Havn't seen any. I guess the only movies i watch now are Star Wars movies.
Seen all three, but didn't vote. Sort of comparing apples and oranges, you know. Large segments of The Mummy Returns are purely about the effects, that's the show. Pearl Harbor uses it to show the battle scenes, which in itself is also trying to get you to be entralled by it. But A.I. is slightly different. No matter how you rate the effects, I think it is obvious that A.I. uses them as tools of storytelling to the fullest. With worlds being painted on screen and one shot combinations of live action and CGI, this is a non-contest department.
Having seen all three movies listed, here's my quick take on the special effects:
Mummy Returns: Style points for number of CGI characters (Gungan battle looked better), but there is no excuse for "Scorpion King" creature. Whatever they spent money on it wasn't spent on ILM.
Pearl Harbor: Fantastic battle scenes, I had a difficult time picking real planes from CGI.
A.I.: Strong contender for visual effects Oscar, but even ILM can't cover up that bad ending.
The mummy effects SUCKED! Anyone who couldn't tell that was cgi must have been blind! (ok movie though)
I woted for Peal Harbor.
I voted for A.I. I was only judging them by commercials, cause I haven't seen any of 'em. And I know this has been said a lot, but TMR's effects looked really, really fake.
AI effects were awesome. Teddy the Bear was seamless, i dont know if he was CGI, puppet or a combination, but you swear that little guy is walking and talking.
and Manhattan underwater was spectacular.
A.I. had some of the most wonderful visual effects that I have ever seen. It recieved my vote hands down.
increasingly windier, one year at a time!
I recently saw Pearl Harbour and, despite just about all of the British critics slating it, I quite enjoyed it (I didn't expect to).
What really made it watchable for me (pretty much the only thing that made it watchable, actually) was the 45 minutes in the middle. It was astounding, one of the most stunning pieces of action cinema ever. The shot of the bomb falling through the air and through the deck of the American ship was one of the most memorable and stomach-churning I've seen.
BTW, did you know that they only had one plane (a Japanese one, I think) so the majority of the planes were entirely CGI?
Hey! Wait for JPIII, man! That's my vote.
Yeah, you left out JP3 and Planet of the Apes, man.
I wish I could change my vote... Jurassic Park III's effects were MUCH better than those in The Mummy Returns.
JP3 all the way!
A.I.'s submerged NY was so amazing.
I didn't see "The Mummy Returns" or "Pearl Harbor", but I saw both "A.I." and "Jurassic Park III". This is a close call...
"A.I." scored beautifully with its damaged mechas, walking Teddy, and futuristic cityscapes of Rouge City and Manhattan, but the evolved mechas of the future (for the last time people, those are not aliens!) were obviously fake and the CGI Blue Fairy looked like an escapee from "Shrek".
"Jurassic Park III" scored another beautiful job of recreating dinosaurs (although reptiles are notably easier to render in CGI than humans, mammals, or birds). Some of the dinosaurs were obviously created digitally, but others I only learned were not animatronic after watching a "making of" clip. JP3 was also brave because most of the dinosaurs were seen in broad daylight (darkness and rain make CGI flaws easier to hide, which is why the extended CGI sequences in the first two "Jurassic Parks" and "Godzilla" were set in such conditions).
Do you think everyone but ILM is going to shut out of the Oscars this year?
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