Mindblowing. The best special effects are those you’d never guess are effects.
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I am amazed that someone in the geek culture actually grew a pair of giant hairy balls to do THIS. I have no choice but to bow down in gratitude. Well done, monsters, well done. Thanks to Joe Leydon for the heads up.
In Rupert Wyatt’s brilliant first film of the series, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, it was immediately clear that the filmmakers were doing two things to up the ante. 1) they brought to life unrivaled visual effects with the help of performance capture and Andy Serkis. And 2) they tried to hew as […]
Will Oscar Notice Rise of the Moody Blockbuster? Dawn and Snowpiercer Put Academy Prejudice to the Test
For a while now, as I just wrote about in the directors piece, the moody effects film has mostly been ignored by the Academy. There was District 9, which got a Best Picture slot when there were a solid ten nominations each voting member could submit. But when they shrunk the nomination ballots back to […]