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Old 01-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #114
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Default Re: Tim Boyle's The Phantom

Well to be fair, I thought Iron Man took the superhero formula and did it the right way, or the way a director should do it (ala Spider-Man 2). Also Favreau enlisted the right cast, the right special effects companies (Stan Winston, ILM), and the right writers (Children of Men).

Also, Dark Knight has a lot of CGI, but it was blended in so well that you didn't noticed: Gotham's skyline was CGI enhanced by Double Negative and Framestone, for example. I think that's the way to go: Use CGI as a tool when it's impossible to do it in real life. Otherwise, try to be creative about it and not just do in post (look at Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are). CGI is not evil, but misusing it is.

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