People love to hate CGI. BUT people also love to watch movies with an abundance of CGI. So, are we just acting like we hate it? Or do we actually hate it? Disney released the trailer for its new live-action The Jungle Book and there is much to be taken away from the footage. As I mentioned, there’s a bunch of CGI. Is that a bad thing? I don’t necessarily think so. It seems, though, that a lot of people these days are leaning towards the denouncing of CGI. I can understand why – sometimes it’s just too much and it takes away from the grittiness of a movie or how grounded it feels. On the other hand, I think CGI is comparable to plastic surgery. You only notice it or make fun of it when it’s done poorly. In this new trailer for The Jungle Book, however, I believe the CGI looks pretty damn great. If it’s done right, like it was in Dawn of the Planet of The Apes, I think it can work really well for a movie and even elevate the material.
Anyways, CGI aside, the trailer definitely gained my interest and showed a ton of action. Actually, now that I think of it, the amount of animals onscreen doing shit was kind of ridiculous. Oh well. The film is helmed by Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and, most recently, Chef (which I loved), so that’s a good start. Not to mention the cast of Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito. So, there’s definitely enough reasons to believe that it will a good movie. Plus, Disney hardly disappoints me, so I doubt that they will with something so important such as The Jungle Book, which is a re-working of one of the greatest animated films of all time. The Jungle Book is slated to release April 15th, 2016, so we’ve got plenty of time to speculate.
So, do you guys think the CGI is too much? Is too much CGI a bad thing or can it help a movie? Are you excited for the live-action take on The Jungle Book?
Let’s start a discussion in the comments!
Author: Austin Adams @IamAustinAdams
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