This one caught my attention because I honestly didn’t know how Black Panther, (a movie with an incredibly high priority for Disney/Marvel), could have such terrible CGI.
Now Justice League, I understood. Henry Cavil refused to shave his mustache off for the reshoots that Joss Whedon was doing because he had another film commitment with a better franchise that he wanted to keep happy a whole lot more. So someone higher up that didn’t understand these things, said, “just fix it in post.” The one thing that CGI can’t do well at all is a human face.
The human face is vital as a means of communication. We can’t go off the smell of chemical changes brought on by extreme emotions, we need to read facial expressions. And we do so, both consciously and unconsciously. If you catch someone scowling at you out of blue, you have an immediate emotional response to it. A pretty girl smiling at you does much the same thing…but different.
“95% of what you are telling someone, ain’t coming out of your mouth.” – Hitch
So why my sudden interest?
Well in sixty six days (as of this writing) the next Star Wars movie will be in the theaters. Ready or not they are absolutely committed to that date. And since they still don’t have a final cut, there is no way in hell the CGI will be ready in time.
Star Wars. A film that really set the bar for the very best in Special Effects, may well be about to set the bar for the worst.