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Old 31-01-2021, 18:03   #1
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Roland Emmerich's 'Moonfall'

He is at it again. A brand new idea to potentially destroy the Earth and everything in it. This time it is the moon; it gets knocked out of its orbit and is set on a collision course with us.

Nothing new of course but with Emmerich at the helm, one can guarantee over 2 hours of reeling senses. Cannot wait.
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Old 01-02-2021, 14:59   #2
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I would imagine Emmerich films are gonna suffer the most from not playing in theatres, if this film does end up that way.
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It'll also suffer from having Halle Berry in the lead.
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I wonder if it'll have the same terrible effects as Midway and Independence Day sequel. You know, the ones where the actors are clearly in a studio instead of actually outside. It's bizarre how they can have such amazing effects and then ruin it with such **** poor effects in the same film.
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Does he not like this planet?
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I wonder if it'll have the same terrible effects as Midway and Independence Day sequel. You know, the ones where the actors are clearly in a studio instead of actually outside. It's bizarre how they can have such amazing effects and then ruin it with such **** poor effects in the same film.
It's not that bizarre really, the problem is that the modern blockbuster is geared towards maximising setpieces that require CGI or can be done with CGI so they take their budget and push that to breaking point so you end up with amazingly convincing effects being delivered alongside terrible effects that age the instant you watch the film on a small screen. MCU films are a good example of that, something like Black Panther which has some truly shocking CGI alongside CG that you don't even think twice of because it was done properly and in a convincing context.
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The Marvel films use what seems like at least 10 different VFX companies so it's not surprising there's disparity in quality of effects. No idea about Emmerich's films but I would imagine it's farmed out to the lowest bidder.
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Yeah this is the problem they over-rely on the CG regardless of budget so even the films with $300million thrown at them are making the same mistakes as films that are just $100million. They're all hitting a budget/time limit and farting out effects, I can't think of the last time I went to cinema to watch a popcorn film and not thought "that's gonna look dated in a decade" after certain CGI setpieces. I remember popping round a friends house about a year or two back and he had the first Infinity War on and scenes that looked good on the big screen looked so fake and obviously CG on his small 42" TV (although the frame interpolation that goes on with LCD/LED screens definitely exacerbates that).
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It'll also suffer from having Halle Berry in the lead.
Maybe the plan is to get the moon to fall on her.
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Maybe the plan is to get the moon to fall on her.
That's more Lars von Trier's thing!

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