Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CG-WHY!? Horrible CGI Moments

Those with a keen eye for cgi will notice and be incredibly bothered by even trace amounts of the stuff in a horror film. Those who think CGI is a sexually transmitted disease will likely not be bothered by or even able to pick out such moments...although they may be likely to fear catching it. I'm sure most people reading this blog would take Savini over computer anyday. Although I guess George Romero no longer agrees....and that brings us to Land of the Dead.

Don't get me wrong, i'm a fan of the film, but good lord, the cgi throughout is almost unbearable at times. Until the coup de grace of bad cgi, where it's no longer almost unbearable.

So there's this dude who gets into a jeep and is suddenly grabbed on the shoulder by what we can only assume is a zombie.


He turns and we see that this is a headless zombie.


No brain, how do you kill this thing?! Welllll, turns out this particular zombies head is still hanging on by a thread. Suddenly, without a warning telling us to close our fucking eyes before the movie is ruined for us, which by the way is hard to do after seeing Asia Argento in a bra, a computer generated head swings its way back on and latches on to our hapless victims arm.





Ok, quick enough, shitty effect, lets move on to the next thing. But no! There's more! After the bite, the head swings back to its original place, and we get to see it all in all its horrible cgi glory! George Romero, what the fuck! Shame on you! I know you're an old motherfucker, but come on. If anyone should know better. Perhaps it was a good idea on paper? Perhaps? The Dead films were based on incredible practical effects courtest of Tom Savini. Why not bring him back for this one? Or was he too busy phoning in a sub-par performance in a b movie. The Ripper anyone? Kidding, I love the man, even if he is a prick...allegedly. Land of the Dead....good movie....bad cgi.

I think we all need this after that...



Tower Farm said...

I am totally on your side. I am getting so sick of the cheap CGI being used in movies. Even the cheapos of the 1980s (think "Eyes of a Stranger") had more effective special effects.


Zacery Nova said...

Just watched this movie, it was like Planet Terror's evil twin sister - I liked it. The effects were good at times...and then bad at other times. S'good movie though, I am now an Asia Argento fan :D

- Zac

jervaise brooke hamster said...


Johnny said...

Indeed he is but even god fucks up sometimes!

jervaise brooke hamster said...

True, although actually (when i think about it) i`m not sure why i refered to mr. romero as god because i`m a pious atheist and an anti-theist, maybe i just chose that word to emphasize just how much respect i have for him as a film maker. By the way, i want to bugger asia argento (as she was when she was 18, not as she is now obviously).

Brendan said...

... And the fact that you use "pious" which is strictly a religious word to express your anti-religious views ...

Subculture Junk said...

What I dont understand is CGI blood, I mean seriously it costs like 10 bucks to make a litre of the stuff.