Okay, really. The Day After Tomorrow needs to be scratched and replaced with Pirates 2. Davy Jones (besides Gollum, who ties for this honor) is the most realistic CG character I've ever seen on screen. Oh, and he wants your soul-UH!
Aug 11 - 10:49 PM
Why no BLADE RUNNER?!?!?!?!?!
Aug 12 - 12:13 AM
Really, what do you people not understand about this being a list of RenderMan features??Movies that CANNOT be on this list that people keep on talking about include Tron, Final Fantasy: Advent Children and just about everything that ivor1 mentioned.Someone mentioned Children of Men which would've been a great addition to the list, I think. Also I think Fight Club should've been on the list since it used CGI to create style rather than actual content. And yeah, like everyone's saying, Transformers was damn pretty lookin' too.
Aug 12 - 12:20 AM
Without picking out any movie to exclude from the present RT list, the two most notable films that are on Pixar's list and not this one are Beauty and the Beast (1991) and The Incredibles (2004). The former b/c it got Disney fully on board with computer animation, and the latter b/c it provided the best CGI humans (as opposed to bugs, animals, toys, etc.) up to that point in film.
Aug 12 - 08:23 AM
Why wasn't the Abyss on the list. As having fantastic, ground breaking CGI for its day, whilst preceding T2 is a feat on its own.Batman, although excellent, is not breath taking CGI. I'm not leaving the theater recalling the CGI.
Aug 12 - 08:31 AM
alsanali: Yeah people should read things carefully before posting...mouse_clicker: Yeah I was referring to the aliens mostly in War of the Worlds, but there were also some other scenes where the CG was pretty obvious (mostly when light sources were involved). I agree that it had some great CG in there too, but I think other movies have done better and with greater consistency. Some of the issues I had with it were based on the compositing rather than the CG models themselves though.I have to agree that the Incredibles was an amazing film with some of the best character animation ever, but I can see how they wouldn't have room for it on the list with the other Pixar films. I think it's already understood that Pixar films = excellence anyway.Children of Men is another good one for the list though.
Aug 12 - 09:54 AM
I don't remember Children of Men having CG in it. It's been a while since I watched it and I've only seen it a couple times, but I didn't think it used any. Where is it in the movie?
Aug 12 - 10:27 AM
It's subtle, but it's certainly there. (CG in city of men)
Aug 18 - 01:11 AM
Transformers should have made it.
Also Independence Day. Very surprised as the visuals is what heavily pushed the film in its release in '96.
I think 300 had awesome effects, especially as it widely showed the green screen as Sin City didn't spread its appeal too far, despite it being in my top 10 list.
Even though it wasn't very good, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow i feel deserves a mention for its unique style and CGI set peices which could even give those today a run for its money. I felt it was too ahead for its time.
One last mention, Minority Report was great CGI, but i know it didn't deserve to be on the list.
And finally, THANKS RT FOR PUTTING SUNSHINE ON THE LIST!! ITS AMAZING!
Aug 12 - 01:53 PM
Sunshine is 'Amazing' if by 'Amazing' you mean:
Great Premise and cool movie that proceeded to shove itself up its own @ss in the last third of the movie.
..and 'yes', I read the posts earlier with people accusing other people of 'not understanding' it.
Here's what I didn't understand: They had a great, claustrophobic atmosphere, internally consistent characters and problems, and then they turned it into some freak show love-child of 2001 and Blade Runner, with megolomaniacle god/killer who can't be looked directly at-- in perhaps the most annoying and corny visual affect I've seen in the last few years. THEY HAD AN AMAZING MOVIE AND TRASHED IT.
Aug 12 - 02:13 PM
...sorry, that's 'megalomaniacle' with an 'o' not an 'a'.
(cuz I KNOW people on THIS website were going to call me out on it...)
Aug 12 - 02:15 PM
So it has to be RenderMan to be CG? and where does one find a list of "Renderman" features? I always associated movie CG with any computer generated displays. If not, can you explain the difference between the sequences in AI, The Time Machine, or The Chronicles of Riddik, vs. The Day after Tomorrow, War of the Worlds or Star Wars.
Aug 12 - 09:53 PM
The reason for the list is that RenderMan, Pixar's rendering software which revolutionised CG (but is not the only product of its type) is 20 years old.You can have CG without RenderMan, but that's not what this feature is about.There is a list of all films which used RenderMan on Pixar's website, which is linked in the article's intro, and frequently in these comments.
Aug 13 - 12:32 AM
To Joe Utichi - Kudos to you for sticking it through and correcting all these people who are like "HEY! Where's my Blade Runner?!?!" It's amazing how many people will ***** without having any idea what they are talking about.
Aug 20 - 07:05 PM
THANK┤S RT, YOU ALLWAYS HELP ME TO BEGIN MY DAY HAPPY AND CHEERFULL
Aug 13 - 06:36 AM
Pixar is amazing. Every year they put out a film, it becomes one of my favorites. I've seen Wall-E twice, and i could see it again. I've seen Nemo, Ratatouille, and Cars countless times. (cars isn't as bad as people say, it's not amazing, but good.)
I agree with you Hollywood Jack, the first half of Sunshine was amazing. Stunning visuals, good concept, solid acting. Then it started to fall apart. Still, it was a wonderful suprise from last summer.
Aug 13 - 06:55 AM
I thought Beowulfs' CGI killed the movie..besides the director. I wouldn't recommend watching it again, but if you do, look how badly the soldiers in the background move. Like early animation. Embarassing isn't it?
I thought "Shrek" would have looked perfectly at home on Beowulf, though possibly more realistic.
Aug 13 - 12:39 PM
There are some film I don't understand.
But how could you leave Sky Captain and the World of Tmorrow out? Sin City, 300 and other in the same vein would not be there if it wasn't for Sky Captain
And I love the retro-future look of the movie.
Aug 13 - 12:54 PM
Aug 13 - 12:56 PM
Thanks for the clarification Joe.
Aug 13 - 09:42 PM
Okay, either get rid of The Day After Tomorrow or The Gladiator and replace it with Transformers. The whole movie looked absolutely awesome.
Aug 14 - 11:59 AM
Kalan La Fleur
War of the Worlds without question had some of the most (horrifically) beautiful CG, not because of the aliens, rather the extensive use of it and how flawless it looked.
Aug 16 - 04:12 PM
To be fair, I'll add that ILM is currently an amazing film effects company, even if by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Aug 18 - 01:01 AM
The list loses me after #12. The rest of them seem like generic graphic-heavy summer movies that really didn't set any new standards. If we're looking at pioneer movies, Young Sherlock Holmes, TRON, The Phantom Menace, and Sky Captain need to be in there. Otherwise, there's still movies like The Incredibles, Spider-man 2, The Abyss, and Transformers which were much more mind-blowing. And while the story still sucks, "Advent Children" completely blows "Spirits Within" out of the water. It's the one mo-cap movie that breaks every law of physics and works creatively with the limitations of the green screen room. FF:TSW still gets brownie points for inventing the technology, I suppose. Still not sure what "Batman Begins" is doing on there. Nolan only used CGI for the landscapes, monorail, and bats. Everything else was professional stuntwork and scale models, and that took up the real meat of the film.
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