Search found 28 matches

by channel73
2020-07-09 04:43pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

But by what metric do we consider something as having "too much CGI"? We know that many other Hollywood blockbusters used more CGI shots than the prequels. The scenes that are nearly entirely CGI also happens to be shots when it's difficult to create a practical or miniature set for them. It's too ...
by channel73
2020-07-09 02:28pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

This is why I find issues with a lot of criticism of the prequels. Yes they are not perfect movies by any stretch, but the idea that they are bad because they are using too much CGI tends to be the kind of fanboy criticism that doesn't really do anything to improve the movies. Would people find the...
by channel73
2020-07-09 02:26pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

My argument is that we retrospectively recognises the flaws of early CGI the more we advance with time. Take Video games for example. What people think of as good graphics changes very rapidly over time. When the game was just released as the latest state-of-the-art game, people kept commenting on ...
by channel73
2020-07-08 03:19pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

The ones that tend to complain about poor CGI generally tends to be the older audience, the ones that saw the OT as kids. I can only speak for myself, but generally I tend to complain about bad CGI where it's either absurdly bad, or just a little bad but at the same time unnecessary . Especially si...
by channel73
2020-07-08 02:18pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 8119

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

I used to think, and was taught to think that your average fanfic writer is worse than your average Hollywood writer. Now I know bad fanfic writing is just a precursor to the state of writing we have in general in pop media. Which speaks badly of just how bad the quality of writing in Hollywood has...
by channel73
2020-07-06 03:52pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 8119

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

Don't forget that stupid tiny alien thing with a silly voice who fixes droids. He sure showed up to save the day. The whole thing was just a result of the writers writing themselves into a corner. They introduce absurdly ridiculous stakes that would normally be laughably dismissed as the worst indul...
by channel73
2020-07-06 03:21pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

The CGI could look fakey and unreal and as long as we cared about a character that was present, it wouldn't matter . This is self-evidently wrong. Clearly it matters at least slightly . Again, a bad special effect is a flaw , just not usually a very significant flaw. Otherwise, there would be no re...
by channel73
2020-07-06 03:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

The reason we didn't care about the gungans vs. droids fight was because Jar Jar was an unlovable goober (because his only character trait was slapstick, and despite having the trappings of an arc with his banishment and reacceptance he doesn't actually have one because he doesn't actually do anyth...
by channel73
2020-07-06 02:38pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

Yes, some people might have been complaining about the CGI back in 1999, but I recall a lot of people were impressed by the technical achievement back then. The complaints started once the novelty began to wear off, but that's more of a 2005 view than a 1999 view. It's why EP 1 and 2 were nominated...
by channel73
2020-07-05 11:02pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?
Replies: 110
Views: 8119

Re: Could the Fulminatrix have pierced the Raddus's shields?

So we're just going to ignore that the New Republic had largely collapsed by TLJ, that it was heavily demilitarized to begin with, that its fleets were not coordinating with the Resistance at the time, that TLJ is routinely attacked for the small scale of the Resistance as "proof" of what a terribl...
by channel73
2020-07-05 10:43pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 32148

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

And have any of you actually seen what desert peoples wear? It may be long and flowing, but it doesn't look like a European cloak. The cloth is not as heavy and is usually white, like Luke's tunic, in order to reflect as much sunlight as possible, thus keeping you cool and preventing sunburn. Obi-W...
by channel73
2020-07-05 10:20pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 32148

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

If your problem with it is that it feels lazy to assume Obi-Wans desert clothing is actually standard Jedi attire, I can't really argue that point because its a completely subjective point. Truth is no one else dressed like that in the OT or PT, so it does its job of distinguishing Jedi from everyo...
by channel73
2020-07-05 08:39pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

It's a weird complaint considering the Ep 1 made use of even more practical miniatures than any other Star Wars movie. Episode I looks better than the other two Prequels I agree, but the Droids vs. Gunguns battle looks particularly egregious. It looks like a video game. The same article I posted (a...
by channel73
2020-07-01 06:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

CGI can become dated over time. People's standards of what counts for CGI changes as they get exposed to better and new CCGI graphics. The bulk of the too much CGI arguments wasn't all that prominent when the prequels were released. It's only much later that we start to hear people talking about ba...
by channel73
2020-07-01 04:35pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

Except the bulk of the comments is not bad CGI, in fact many people think it was good CGI at the time. What they complaint about is the overuse of CGI. Absurd. Nobody would complain about too much good CGI . If the CGI is that good, you'd barely even notice it was CGI. The Mandalorian uses CGI to d...
by channel73
2020-07-01 04:01pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

The too much CGI complaint would be valid if those fanboys are actually aware of just how much practical effects was used for Ep 1. So I am not inclined to view their complaint as all that valid considering they cannot tell practical effects from CGI effects apart. I don't give a shit how many prac...
by channel73
2020-07-01 03:52pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 32148

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Yeah, it's another seemingly stupid decision made on behalf of the audience. I think the reasoning was that Lucas wanted the two Jedi at the beginning of Phantom Menace to be instantly recognizable as Jedi Knights, so he made them dress the way Obi Wan dressed on Tatooine in ANH. This kind of reason...
by channel73
2020-07-01 03:28pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

There's a big fuss made about how the setting is no longer on run-down planets, with things looking too shiny, or they made comments about midichlorians. Or how there's too much politics and so forth. Or there's too much CGI. Yes, the acting in the PT is not exactly the strongest, but main comments...
by channel73
2020-06-30 10:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: ANH: Fan version of Kenobi vs Vader
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: ANH: Fan version of Kenobi vs Vader

I think this is pretty cool. And come on, you know George Lucas would have done something closer to this if he could at the time. Yeah, it's a bit over the top, but if we tone it down a bit in certain areas it could work. I also like that one shot that mimics Ralph McQuarrie's early concept art. And...
by channel73
2020-06-30 09:59pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

Nobody says all Star Wars has to be a retread of the OT. I actually like most of the Star Wars content you just listed here. Disliking the PT and saying it lacked certain valued traits of the OT is entirely different than saying everything must be a retread of the OT. In fact, TFA is most often cri...
by channel73
2020-06-30 06:55pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

Anyway... the last couple of minutes of that Picard Plinkett review is genuinely emotionally moving. It's extremely sad to watch. I can't believe Star Trek: Enterprise actually seems like thoughtful science fiction in comparison to this crap.

Galactic treaty indeed.
by channel73
2020-06-30 06:52pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

What does any of this shit mean? What is "fanboyism", "fan bros", etc.? What is all this crap you're talking about? This: When people say "more like the OT", what they REALLY mean is: We don't like the Prequels because they failed to capture a certain, hard-to-define "magic ingredient" in the OT, w...
by channel73
2020-06-30 05:59pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 70
Views: 7351

Re: RLM/Plinkett Review of Star Trek: Picard

What, exactly, is your argument? Because as far as I can tell it's "The sequels sure did suck!" which... sure? But that's not a response to anyone but Ralin. That their criticism is rooted in the same fanboyism that led to the sequel trilogy, mostly notably ROS's flaws. What does any of this shit m...
by channel73
2020-06-30 02:13pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 32148

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Honestly, when I think about what Disney and Abrams did to the Sequel trilogy, it makes me sick. I think I finally sort of get what all the Prequel bashers saying the new movies raped their childhoods meant, now. I still think that they're twits, but I get how they felt. The world waited thirty yea...
by channel73
2020-06-30 12:23pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?
Replies: 451
Views: 32148

Re: New Empire vs New rebellion in the sequels: Biggest mistake?

Another thing about the whole "New Empire vs Rebellion" issue - I feel like Luke's arc (going from curmudgeon/hermit to saving the day) also doesn't properly fit into this framework. Lots of people didn't like Luke in this movie, but few people really talk about how his arc makes little sense in the...