Originally Posted by Staredge
I happened to watch a little of the originals not too long ago, and I'm kind of amazed how well they hold up. Yeah, we're not up to the standards of something like Avatar, but CGI annoys me anyway.
Originals or "originals" that were CGI'd?
Sure they hold up well, we've seen 'em over and over again and also seen similar (=the same) scenes in later Sci-Fi movies, so it's like an old friend. They (and I do use the word them loosely here
) were forced to have a semi decent story line back in the day because there was only as much special effects the public could take, or more precisely, they could make with the limited budget they had.
Now there's a CGI only movie if there ever was one, and absolutely nothing original in the story-line, nothing. Everything was borrowed, and badly at that. IMHO anyway.
Fun to watch (in 3-D anyway), but I wouldn't even download the flick, let alone buy the DVD.
Originally Posted by tom once dead
I honestly don't understand why everyone is complaining so much about I II III. Sure I didn't really need to be there, but it wasn't a waste of time watching it. I really enjoyed III a lot, sure the acting wasn't the best, but was it really worse than how the special effects are in IV V VI?
I II & III are just bad as movies, decent as Sci-Fi. Us older Sci-Fi nerds have grown out from the "Journey To The Moon" kind of special effects loaden hollow stories, onto expecting more. Much more. And as no hoping or wishing will a good movie make, we were severely let down with the I II & III. Now they finally had all the technology to make (and NOT to re-make) movies that would've had the same impact on us as the originals did, but no. They chose, as always, money. And the route that would maximize the merch sales. Lame. And weak.
BUT, the main thing for YOU should be that you enjoyed the experience, and that's all that matters in the end. No matter what we obsolete old farts feel about the "saga"
BTW, the SP season finale was about the subject in hand, worth a look even though the rest of the season was nothing but a let-down after a let-down.