VFX Artists React to Bad & Great CGi 17

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  • neleininger
    neleininger 18 minutes ago

    I think they should talk about the environment from The Good Dinosaur. That was the first time I could not tell the difference between real and CG

  • Jack Ward
    Jack Ward 2 hours ago

    Guys! You have to take a look at this ASMR vid I just saw. The VFX were SENSATIONAL! Its called ASMR Xenomorph Attack. Youll be impressed I promise

  • mariah is skinny fuck blue lives

    Has anyone ever seen Wren and Hal Sparks in the same room at the same time? Stay woke

  • Camila dos Santos
    Camila dos Santos 19 hours ago

    I watched the lawnmower man around 1994 at the age of 5, and all I can remember are the scenes inside the "game" (in my mind it was a videogame), and that virtual face was by far the most scary thing I've ever seen at that time. Seriously, that dude haunted me for years. Thank you for bringing that memory back, by the way.

  • Jure Matoh
    Jure Matoh Day ago

    I was about ten when Lawnmower Man came out and at the time it seemed very cool to me. Probably because before there was no CGI in movies and it seemed so new and different.

  • RockingScorpion
    RockingScorpion Day ago +2

    The thing with Lion King 2019 is that it's not live action, it just claims to be. It's all CGI so they had the tools and options to actually give their characters personality and emotion, and decided against it. In a musical, with singing animals.
    The film may look great on a visual level but it's lacking so much in other areas because they wanted to be as real as possible, and I really don't get it how as a director of such a film you deliberately choose to take out all the emotions.

  • Bodie B
    Bodie B Day ago

    Pick apart "The Last Starfighter"

  • Loopy Mind
    Loopy Mind 2 days ago

    at 10:10, you can actually see the drivers helmet just at the edge of the back window of the car :)

  • Triadne Jessica
    Triadne Jessica 2 days ago

    I didn't get to see Lawnmower Man in the cinema but we got it on video as soon as we could. it was pretty amazing for the time. we were completely enthralled by it from the first trailer. being into videogames, to see this looking so advanced compared to the games of the time, was mind blowing. There was so much CGI in this movie, compared to others of the time. the CGI shots were used sparingly in other movies but this was completely in your face. There was literally no shying away from it. it was computer graphics and it wasn't trying to be anything else. It had to be on the nose.
    It was a phenomenon and all the kids at school talked about it for a long time.

  • virtuaconker85
    virtuaconker85 2 days ago

    I was about 8 when Lawnmower Man came out but have never seen it

  • NeonX
    NeonX 2 days ago

    do doctor who

  • Aline Schleger
    Aline Schleger 3 days ago

    I'm in animation and saw Lawnmower Man when it came out and thought, even at the time, that the animation looked rough and over-exaggerated but not augmented in terms of acting. It was 2 years before Reboot, though, and as we know, a lot of things happened during that time in terms of development, tools and expectations.

  • BLKBRDSR71
    BLKBRDSR71 3 days ago

    2:20 that's not Godzilla. It's Zilla.

  • Lothyde
    Lothyde 3 days ago

    1:05 and that's why these live action remakes of classics are absolute wank, they are emotionless and lifeless

  • Joe Lonsdale
    Joe Lonsdale 3 days ago

    Me and my brother were teenagers when Lawnmower Man come out and we thought it was AWESOME. I know it looks crappy NOW, but at the time it really looked great. I didn't realise it came out AFTER T2, which blows it out of the water!

  • Nomad r.
    Nomad r. 3 days ago

    It is what virtual reality games look like back then. I think lawnmower man is a cult classic.

  • Otha Bojangles
    Otha Bojangles 3 days ago

    Lawnmower Man was hot shit back in the day. It was the first wave of the VR craze. VR was going to save the world they said?????

  • Black Skeleton
    Black Skeleton 4 days ago +1

    How about reacting to Vikings VFX shots.

  • Neale Hall
    Neale Hall 4 days ago

    Lawnmower Man was just as terrible when it came out as it looks today. This was 10 years after Tron and 8 years after the Last Starfighter.

  • Seinh
    Seinh 4 days ago

    All that talent and technology wasted in a shitty disney live action remake

  • Seven Ellen
    Seven Ellen 4 days ago

    REAL lions emote way more than the ones in this frickin' terrible movie, and I don't believe viewers watching wouldn't empathise with them if they didn't express more with their eyebrows, ears and body language. People love animals and they care about them - Heck, I've cried from watching cheetah cubs die in nature documentaries! So, don't me nobody cares about animals!

  • Normies Unite
    Normies Unite 4 days ago

    i was born in 78, and saw lawnmower man in theaters after I saw T2. My dudes, it was one of the few movies I actually walked out on. The story was stupid and I was into tech stuff enough that I knew how much of it was total bull! The effects being janky as hell was the least of the reasons I didnt like the movie.

  • Edgar Garcia
    Edgar Garcia 4 days ago

    Most of the environment for lion king was from Quixel Megascans

  • Kevin Williams
    Kevin Williams 4 days ago

    I watched Lawnmower Man more than 100 times. Loved it as a kid.

  • Jason Carr
    Jason Carr 4 days ago

    Twister, Speed, Speed 2: Cruise Control.

  • Elizabeth Wright
    Elizabeth Wright 4 days ago

    I’m sure someone has suggested it but I’d love to see y’all take on The Walking Dead.

  • sajid hossain
    sajid hossain 4 days ago

    Check out shivaay movie trailer

  • Christopher Keelty
    Christopher Keelty 5 days ago

    Yeah guys, I was alive and right in the target demo for The Lawnmower Man. It was definitely marketed as being a huge breakthrough in CGI, and as I recall it mostly felt like it delivered. Yes, movies like Jurassic Park and T2 had used CGI, but it was always for elements. The exciting thing about Lawnmower Man was how extensive the use of CGI was. I think this was also an era when people thought VR was going to be like what you're seeing on screen. I recall being disappointed by the movie, but mainly by the story and not the effects. If I remember right, my disappointment with the effects was not how they were executed but what they chose to show. BTW you guys didn't use the VR/CGI sex scene? Because THAT was really something.

  • AC- 1
    AC- 1 5 days ago

    Do the other American Godzilla remakes

  • Matteo Sciutteri
    Matteo Sciutteri 5 days ago

    I was a kid when I saw the first time The Lawnmower Man to the theater. It was quite impressive, for the time. For the VFX, but also for the theme of the movie.

  • Gr8Loki
    Gr8Loki 5 days ago +1

    When I saw lawnmower man at the time I thought it looked cool but in no way realistic. More stylized. Looking back of course it looks silly but at the time it was entertaining.

  • Karan singh
    Karan singh 5 days ago

    React on Harry Potter parts...

  • Robin Parker
    Robin Parker 5 days ago

    Do THE AMAZING BULK

  • David Medina
    David Medina 5 days ago

    That motion capture suit pattern on the sweater is so cool!

  • ben west
    ben west 5 days ago

    I was alive and will admit I liked lawnmower man. I knew it was cheesy as hell but it was funny. I actually remember comparing it to Terminator at the time which really set the bar.

  • Blake The Gambling Hero

    I think as somethign that should be looked at, i would probably say the classic Total Recall Airport scene with Schwarzenegger and the disguise he had. Or as another idea, the first Men in Black with the bug transformation

  • .;Joeha;.
    .;Joeha;. 5 days ago

    Was Wren a peter Parker in a movie... he looks like peter Parker...

  • Richard Roberts
    Richard Roberts 5 days ago

    10:50 Windscreen glass doesn't shatter like that. Just had to point that out because it bugged me.

  • whaddyamean99
    whaddyamean99 5 days ago

    What is the movie of the people in the car? I don't know if they said it in the video

  • Thornsydeup
    Thornsydeup 5 days ago

    I was young, but thought it was dumb. The video game was worse though.

  • maris5951
    maris5951 6 days ago

    Yup...I am old and saw Lawnmower Man in the theatre. It sucked....just saying!! The graphics were were so 2d it was laughable.

  • Tom Rogers
    Tom Rogers 6 days ago +10

    Pirates of the Caribbean cg was pretty decent. Davy Jones, kraken etc.

  • SOUVIK MUKHERJEE
    SOUVIK MUKHERJEE 6 days ago

    do the jungle book and fate of the furious submarine scene

  • mdmyer
    mdmyer 6 days ago

    I enjoyed the Lawnmower Man, but it came out when I was like 12 years old. I didn't notice things like bad CG back then.

  • Dread to Think
    Dread to Think 6 days ago

    Can you do Star Trek V the final Frontier please?

  • Prizm
    Prizm 6 days ago

    The CGI in Lawnmower Man wasn’t that bad for the time, but they were attempting shots that CGI was just not ready for and most other movies had the sense not to go down that road just yet. Primitive CGI was great for metal and other non-living objects, but looked like crap for almost anything else (Jurassic Park is an amazing exception). However there weren’t a lot of movies with substantial CGI at the time, and virtual reality was the latest craze, so Lawnmower Man did have a fair bit of hype.

  • I am The NERRD
    I am The NERRD 6 days ago

    Please react to some smallville VFX it would be good to see

  • Swuddlez
    Swuddlez 6 days ago

    No one ever talks about the fact that I’m the lord of war intro where the bullet rolls it’s actually not the bullet rolling but the camera and so technically the bullet is bouncing off the ground.

  • Met3lAngel
    Met3lAngel 6 days ago

    Hollywood should reboot lawnmower man.

  • luvz2reed
    luvz2reed 6 days ago

    I was alive for lawnmower man and it looked ridiculous. I also worked on Godzilla 98 building models, and pretty much ALL the settings were models, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Met building, the city, huge models.

  • Justin Lloyd
    Justin Lloyd 6 days ago

    I saw The Lawnmower Man in 1992 in the theater and I loved it. Even watching it a few years later on VHS. You must understand that the CGI in the movie was supposed to have been REAL-TIME in 1992. So, at the time I saw it, me and other viewers could forgive it for not being photo-realistic. The CGI in that movie was also light-years head of any real-time that could be done for less than $100,000 in your own home. No one had an array of 1,000 Pentium 60MHz (1993) computers to do that in real time. A "3D accelerator card"?! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?! That movie didn't take place in "The Future" like so many other sci-fi movies. Unlike Terminator 2 or Jurassic park, which both only had about 5 minutes of CGI, Lawnmower Man had about 23 minutes of CGI. The CGI was not done by ILM it was by Xaos Inc. To quote Starship Troopers, IF YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW MORE: www.vfxvoice.com/the-lawnmower-man-at-25-the-groundbreaking-vr-film/

  • Scott Walker
    Scott Walker 7 days ago

    You need to do a reaction to Babe. For a movie that's 25 years old, it holds up surprisingly well.

  • Joshua Emery
    Joshua Emery 7 days ago

    Have you guys looked back at the original 1997 special edition Star Wars movies? I think that would be fun

  • Emily B
    Emily B 7 days ago

    Hey you should do the Labyrinth with David Bowie, specifically the scenes where he's waving the magic glass ball around. I can't figure out how they did that.

  • Jerome Woodtli
    Jerome Woodtli 7 days ago

    I am intrested how they did the last final fantasy movie: kingsclave. Is all animted? Sean Bean plays the king but he doesnt look a like. Thanks.

  • UZIKING Official
    UZIKING Official 7 days ago

    You have to react to the Shelby bridge jump from Gone in 60 Seconds.

  • caleb Rocha
    caleb Rocha 7 days ago

    The mandalorian and pirates of the Caribbean good and bad please

  • Jack Sparrow
    Jack Sparrow 7 days ago

    Please react to the evolution of Toy Story movies from 1 2 3 and 4!

  • Oli Veale
    Oli Veale 7 days ago

    Do you reckon you could do a react to the black hole Simulation in Interstellar? That simulation was amazing and was actually a major breakthrough for science.... Article covering it:
    www.wired.com/2014/10/astrophysics-interstellar-black-hole/

  • super sayajin jedi
    super sayajin jedi 7 days ago

    I'm a CG artist myself and I had seen Lawnmower man in cinemas back in the day. It was Bad! Even back then. The only interesting thing was that CG was actually a new thing and not many were used to it. It was something new and fresh So for many back in those days CG was welcomed, not because they looked good. But cause it was a new thing no body knew how it's being made. Damn it you all forget, not many had access to a computer either. Computer itself was something interesting. So something new thats made with another new cool gadget, was interesting all by itself.
    When it came to some good CG like T2 or Jurrasic park or I donno, Casper for example, those were mind blowing! But the rest were mostly welcomed although we all knew they sucked! But still welcomed.