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

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by jedimaster chris, Jun 30, 2001.

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

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Pearl Harbor

    41.9%
  2. Artificial Intelligence

    34.9%
  3. The Mummy Returns

    11.6%
  4. Other

    11.6%
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  1. jedimaster chris

    jedimaster chris Jedi Master star 2

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  2. Son of the Suns

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

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    A.I.'s are good
     
  4. Mr. P

    Mr. P FanFic Archive Editor, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    jamesdrax Jedi Master star 6

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

    :)
     
  6. howlrunner22

    howlrunner22 Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Ret Jedi Knight star 6

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

    reeves1 Jedi Youngling star 3

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

    Tellesto Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    NRDigital Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Cigam Retah Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Stargasior Jedi Youngling star 1

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

    bright sith Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    Krash RSA Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Dead Star Jedi Youngling star 4

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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

    PloKloon1138 Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    moby Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Mace Windy Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    chimp2k1 Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    EagleIFilms Jedi Knight star 5

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

    Duckman Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    JP3 all the way!
     
  24. GriffZ

    GriffZ Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    :)
     
  25. Dubya_Fett

    Dubya_Fett Jedi Youngling star 3

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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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