The Polar Express. Beowulf. The Adventures of Tintin. Hyper-realistic CGI Movies. Do you enjoy the effect, or find it creepy?
Remember Robert Zemeckis? Remember Back to the Future, Romancing The Stone, Contact, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, or Forrest Gump, or about a dozen other movies that are probably playing on basic cable at this very moment? Yeah, that's one heck of a career.
One thing of note, however, is that all of those movies featured actors who played themselves using their own flesh on camera. How crazy is that? What were we, cavemen banging rocks together?
Now, Robert Zemeckis has found out the true way of cinema in the future. You have actors act out all of the parts, but then you recreate them in CGI and drop them in a colorful fantasia bound to no known reality. We're talking The Polar Express, with a plastic-fantastic Tom Hanks-doppelganger staring at you with his dead eyes. We're talking Beowulf, with Angelina Jolie as Grendel's Mom, kinda, sorta, maybe. We're talking A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, kinda, sorta, maybe.
Now his ol' buddy Steven Spielberg has gotten into the act with The Adventures of Tintin. Which is a cartoon, but also, kinda live-action, except it's all CGI, and I dunno.
Tell me folks, do you actually enjoy movies like these? Or does the term "uncanny valley" blare in your ear like the "THX" noise before the start of the movie?