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maybe the correct preference is:
appropriate and meaningful use of cgi where practical effects do not suffice;
properly detailed and lighted models;
and sets that can function as actual environments and not just greenscreen plates that force actors to just slowly and deliberately walk and talk
Couldn't agree more.
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TheBoost said:...a huge ammount of model work, puppets, masks, etc.
Not enough, in most people's opinion. The extensive use of CGI in the PT gave a cartoon-y feel, especially in the space battle sequences (the opening shot of Ep3 springs to mind). It's hard to argue with that assessment.
I don't think it was the CG that made the opening shot of RotS seem cartoony. I think it was the cartoon mickey mouse robots making cutesy noises and prancing across the wings of the fighters that made it seem like a cartoon.
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