I don't have a problem with people complaining about CG or vfx in a movie or whatever. But, they could at least be more scene or shot specific in their criticisms. Heck, I've railed against the flying at the camera vfx shots in the past or the virtual camera moves that swoop and fly through scenes plenty of times as gratuitous and not mimicking live action camera work, but you shouldn't rail against an entire film. I don't see an entire film with bad vfx today. Maybe I don't watch those movies?
I don't hold much stock in the argument that because it is CG it is automatically awful. We've seen enough evidence of CG being used that has been terrific to know that is a bogus argument. As you say, it is usually an argument made when someone has a gripe about a movie at large. That is a fair argument but attacking vfx for it seems off base. In fact, vfx artists today work their tails off, sometimes without adequate pay and benefits, and criticizing them for bad movies today seems downright wrong.
Look at all of the big successful box office films today and they are benefiting from those artists. I say vfx artists should get a cut of that success, not just a basic monetary compensation. It is obscene that the executives of these massive companies get big fat bonuses and benefits from these films while the artists do not. Every last vfx artist that works on these massive blockbusters should get a cut of the profits.
But I realize we are 180 from that right now. Heck, Rhythm and Hues artists were rewarded for their Oscar-winning work for Ang Lee by being laid off. It's disgraceful.
A film like The Lion King, destined to rake in hundreds of millions, perhaps a billion, dollars and we will still see the industry continue on its downward trajectory of subsidy crony capitalism and under appreciated and underrepresented artists. Meanwhile, we have a so-called Democratic governor in New York, you know, the party of the working man, essentially forcing the taxpaying working people of his state subsidize a mega-billion dollar Amazon HQ. Obscene!
Okay, I am ranting like an old hippie columnist at The Daily Worker so I will stop.
Oh, some people are wondering if this film will be a shot for shot remake much like Beauty and the Beast supposedly was(it really wasnt).
Well, I'm not saying Fav's The Lion King will be but this made me laugh:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... x_nNmoyeeo