Visual Effects Finalists

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby Dien » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:19 pm

What's so groundbreaking about Rise of the Planet of the Apes? It's no more groundbreaking than anything else listed. Everything nominated this year has been done before. Lord of the Rings and King Kong both used motion capture (as well as Andy Serkis), so I don't consider it revolutionary. The reason why I predict Super 8 is for its mix of old-school techniques with modern CGI. There's the ridiculous train wreck created completely with CGI followed by real shit falling from the sky, on fire, while a bunch of kids are running around. Then you have the footage of the ship falling apart into cubes and later being recreated using small town hardware and automotives. Even the kids were crafty with their effects for their B-movie attempt (particularly the scene where the zombie's head is pressed against some rusty nails).

If Hugo appeals to cinema sentimentality, then why can't Super 8?

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby OscarGuy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:49 pm

At this point, I'd be rather surprised if Super 8 managed to make the cut. I think most of the pictures with VFX this year were easily better than Super 8.
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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby Sabin » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:56 pm

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt 2
Hugo
*Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: The Dark of the Moon
The Tree of Life
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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:50 am

I don't know why you think Super 8 wins. I loved the film but its visual effects is nowhere near as groundbreaking as Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Don't dismiss Captain America. The skinnying-up of Chris Evans will win it some votes, methinks.

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby Dien » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:23 am

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Super 8″
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”

I predict a snub for Hugo and a win for Super 8.

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby anonymous1980 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:01 am

I think The Tree of Life has an excellent shot at making the Final Five. The visual effects branch will appreciate the largely old-school effects done by Douglas Trumbull, the guy behind 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby Big Magilla » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:42 am

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is out on DVD on Tuesday (12/13). It is not only a likely FX nominee, but the likely winner. A major push is being given Andy Serkis' motion capture performnace, which if it happens, will be historic.
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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby OscarGuy » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:26 am

I've seen all but four, thwo of which haven't even released to theaters yet (MI4, Sherlock Holmes). The other two are Cowboys & Aliens and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I wanted to see Apes, but never could get around to it. I won't watch Cowboys & Aliens (and won't need to as it won't get Oscar nominated). I will see MI4, but not Sherlock Holmes.
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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby HollywoodZ » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:57 pm

Seen 8 of them. Need to see Sherlock Holmes, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Real Steel, no interest in Tree of Life, Transformers or Sucker Punch, will probably be dragged to see Mission Impossible by my wife (her thing with Jeremy Renner and all). Here's how I see the bake-off going:

Finalists:

- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- Hugo
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Real Steel
- Rise of the Planet of the Apes
- Super 8
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- The Tree of Life
- X-Men: First Class

...and the five nominees will be...

- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- Hugo
- Rise of the Plane of the Apes
- Super 8
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon

...and your winner will be Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. While the effects on Rise of the Planet of the Apes are the technical achievement, Harry Potter's virtual shunning in this category for a decade will win on prestige alone. They'll want to recognize it here as it will be the Academy's last chance.

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Re: Visual Effects Finalists

Postby criddic3 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:28 pm

I saw 12. 3 of them in theaters.
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Visual Effects Finalists

Postby Mister Tee » Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:42 pm

Hey -- I've seen a full five of these (only two in theatres).

“Captain America: The First Avenger”
“Cowboys & Aliens”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
“Hugo”
“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”
“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”
“Real Steel”
“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”
“Sucker Punch”
“Super 8″
“Thor”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
“The Tree of Life”
“X-Men: First Class”


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