Having hit an empass with my 3D/visual arts studies, I have found myself looking quite carefully at how films are progressing or regressing in terms of visual effects.
With Hollywood snatching and grabbing at anything comic-book related, it seems that more than a few films nowadays, are being made to blow a viewer’s visual senses into the next world.
Sadly, more-often-than-not, these Comic-based films lack real substance and some aren’t even worthy of being called ‘good’.
Fantastic Four was over-hyped and whilst I did sit thinking “wow, the flame effect is amazing”, I then sat thinking, “wow, crap film.”
Are we focussing too much on developing physics-accurate effects and ignoring good characters & storylines?
It’s all well creating physically accurate water or fire along with rigid and soft-body dynamics. And it’s all well creating virtual actors to fling at brick walls, but it’s all just a big Tech Demo if the film as a whole is garbage.
I’d like to hear other views on this trend in Hollywood to create visual effects films to make big bucks.