Midweek Mouth-off: Sick of CGI?

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Children of the 80s and 90s, you may remember a time when movie special effects weren’t computer generated. They were actually practical; they existed in some tangible form or other (stop-motion models, miniatures, latex make-up effects etc.) in our reality.

So today’s question is: do you miss practical special effects? Do you think CGI is ruining the movie experience, creating a slick but artificial-looking world you just can’t believe in? Or do you think we’re just being blinded by nostalgia, and practical effects are more distracting than their summoned-from-pixels counterparts?

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Last Updated: February 26, 2014

Noelle Adams

Sometime Tomb Raider. Full-time Pop Culture fanatic and Geekaissance Woman. Most often spotted outputting Pop Culture opinion pieces, writing fanfic and original genre fare, cosplaying and bringing the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu smackdown. Editor of the Comics and Toys section.

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