and its kind of sad about georges lack of devotion to his own creation the same neglect like frankenstein and his monster. but a good example of dedication to effects is zathura, the director of zathura even said that too much CGI looks like a video game and it totally destroys the suspension of disbelief except for augmented effects and starfields probably 80% of the film was classic blue screen, green screen & models. even the exhaust from the rockets was real fire and all the monsters were made by jim hensons creature shop, (a place that george has forsaken, with all of his crappy CG aliens). this guy was dedicated to making a good film and his choice on how to execute the effects benifited the film. in all honesty I think george just has this "alright lets get it overwith attitude" that and the fact that he knows it'll make money. I was fortunate enough to get scans of the definitive edition laser discs in letterbox and pre-special editions really are that much better.