Orogogus wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 17:49:
Wallshadows wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 17:34:
Handcrafted designs and natural or elaborate sets age much better than CGI elements and that's the appeal they have to me. I can go back and watch The Thing from 1982 and still be amazed by how authentic everything looks (aside from the amalgamation at the end due to stop-motion limitations) whereas the 2011 feature of the same name totally degraded that experience due to the use of CGI.
I'm terrified about how the new Alien movie is going to look when they reveal the Xeno , set, and Geiger rooms are entirely done in CGI.
I dunno, I love the 1982 movie too, but most of the defibrillator scene doesn't look like anything but rubber models to me. It's just a different kind of fake-looking.
Carpenter always worked under a budget, I thought.