Director Duncan Jones has been on fire tweeting short statements on his twitter account about the Warcraft film and about CGI in general, in response to criticism toward CGI as a tool in some films. He must be very excited to see how the Warcraft film is coming along in post-production. What do you think?
Duncan said recently: “I would say that we fit somewhere between Planet of the Apes, Fellowship of the Ring and Avatar.”
“The best CGI has you forgetting its CGI, and accepting the visual as whatever it is supposed to be.”
“Like props. No one has an issue with “props” in film, do they?”
“Weta also made planet of the Apes. The style is a choice made by the creative team. How the tool is used, not the tool itself!”
“You know as well as I do, game to film adaptions have a checkered past, but Im proud of this beast. It’s unique. Its something special.” (source)
Today, Duncan said: “I hear this “CGI in film sucks,” mantra again & again. It doesnt. Its a tool like any other. It can be done well & it can be done shit.”