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CGI and the Shakes

I went to see The Hunger Games and there was something awry and I thought, maybe it was just that one film.

Then I went to see Man of Steel.

Am I the only one who hates the “new” filmography? I hate all the shaking!!!

I was watching Superman dash around the screen and as much as I loved the story and the acting and the beautiful people, I find it hard to watch these movies because they are SHAKING all around and giving me a headache. I feel like yelling at the camera guy, “Pull out! Pull back. You are to close and we can’t see!” Come on! He’s Superman! It was, is a great story, great script, great acting and I feel like I need to close my eyes for the ENTIRE MOVIE!

And now they are going to do one of my favorite children’s series (Peter and the Starcatchers) and having the same director as The Hunger Games, I’m afraid its going to be the earthquake in a theater all over again.

Am I getting old? I’m I getting cynical? I remember my parents hating all the CGI and to be fair, when they did the most recent Star Wars movies, I was annoyed that a main character was allowed to be CGI the whole way through and talk like a 2 year old to boot. As much as I loved the beauty of Avatar, I thought it was more video game than movie. Maybe I’m not old. Maybe I’m just the only one who wants to say it… bring back a bit of reality and keep it watchable.

Ok, to end on an AWESOME movie note… the stuntmen of the most recent Spiderman (and there is a squeal coming out as well using the same stunt crew) did a lot of the swinging and jumping and skateboarding and handstands and all that awesomeness FOR REAL! Not a lot of CGI there and not much in the way of shaky filmography. I kinda love that movie! I’m big into the superhero, comic book movie genre. (If anyone else loves this genre like me, what are your thoughts on the upcoming TV series The Agents of Shield.)

Bear in mind, this is all from a movie goer viewpoint. I’m no filmographer. I don’t know anything about making a movie. I just like to watch them… usually.

Thoughts? Do any of you have my same motion sickness frustrations in the summer blockbusters? Is there a movie you particularity love that you can recommend to me? What are your thoughts on CGI in the movies?