Which ILM special effects were better?(Just for 2001 films)

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Which ILM special effects were better?(Just for 2001 films)

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Pearl Harbor 18 vote(s) 41.9%
Artificial Intelligence 15 vote(s) 34.9%
The Mummy Returns 5 vote(s) 11.6%
Other 5 vote(s) 11.6%
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  1. jedimaster chris Force Ghost

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  2. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I voted for The Mummy Returns, but only because I haven't seen the other two.
  3. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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  4. Mr. P FanFic Archive Editor, Manager Emeritus

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    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...

    --Mr. P :cool:
  5. jamesdrax Force Ghost

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    I too voted for The Mummy Returns, only because I like it better than Pearl Harbor.

    :)
  6. howlrunner22 Moderator Emeritus

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    I only voted Pearl Harbor because Japanese planes are just too damn cool.
  7. Ret Jedi Grand Master

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    Haven't seen any but A.I's look great.
  8. reeves1 Jedi Youngling

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    The effects were good in Pearl Harbor, but just about everything else really sucked.
  9. Tellesto Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
  10. NRDigital Jedi Master

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    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.
  11. Cigam Retah Force Ghost

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    I have only seen 'The Mummy Returns,' but my vote goes for 'AI' simply from what I've seen in the previews.
  12. Stargasior Jedi Knight

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    Havn't seen any. I guess the only movies i watch now are Star Wars movies.
  13. bright sith Jedi Grand Master

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    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.
  14. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    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.
  15. Dead Star Jedi Youngling

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    The mummy effects SUCKED! Anyone who couldn't tell that was cgi must have been blind! (ok movie though)

    I woted for Peal Harbor.
  16. PloKloon1138 Jedi Master

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    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.
  17. moby Jedi Knight

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    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.
  18. Mace Windy Manager Emeritus

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    A.I. had some of the most wonderful visual effects that I have ever seen. It recieved my vote hands down.



    :cool: Mace Windy,
    increasingly windier, one year at a time!
  19. chimp2k1 Jedi Knight

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    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?
  20. EagleIFilms Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey! Wait for JPIII, man! That's my vote.
  21. Duckman Jedi Master

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    Yeah, you left out JP3 and Planet of the Apes, man.
  22. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    I wish I could change my vote... Jurassic Park III's effects were MUCH better than those in The Mummy Returns.
  23. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn The Other Saga Moderator

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  24. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

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    A.I.'s submerged NY was so amazing.

    :)
  25. Dubya_Fett Jedi Knight

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    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?

    -Dubya Fett
    Fettism of the Day: "I made Steve Sansweet uncomfortable at Comic-Con and all I got was this lousy T-shirt."
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