Think CGI Is Ruining Movies? You Might Want To Take A Closer Look

Aug 17, 2015 By Hannah Austin
It's been a long-standing battle between film buffs - are movies better with or without the special effects? While computer graphics are obvious in some movies, like Michael Bays' "Transformers" or the Wachowskis' "Matrix" trilogy, it's much harder to detect in others. Chances are, if something looks too cool to be true, digital effects are involved in some way.

However, these types of effects are nothing new. Even the "good old days" of the late 1970s and early '80s, when films like "Star Wars" and "Terminator" were wowing audiences, computerized graphics were in use. Although it may seem like cinema has changed, it's actually technology and filmmaker's tools that have transformed the most. As Freddie Wong of RocketJump Film School explains, it takes a lot more than effects, good or bad, to make a classic movie. What he says definitely gave us something to ponder.
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