This Video Explains Why CGI Doesn’t Suck (Unless It Does)

Hey, Jar Jar. Photo: Lucasfilm

Across the land, there are those who rage against the rampage of CGI (computer-generated images) in movies. "Where is the weight? Where is the materiality?" they cry. They point to Alien and Jurassic Park and, most recently, Mad Max: Fury Road as beacons of the beauty and durability of practical effects. But wait! This video from the Rocket Jump Film School suggests that maybe it's not that all CGI is bad, but that it simply depends on how it's employed. CGI, like any tool, can be used for good, or for Jar Jar Binks.