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Author Topic: Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens (2015)  (Read 2226 times)

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Re: Star Wars: Episode VII (2015)
« Reply #75 on: May 22, 2014, 12:44:55 am »
Here's the thing: there's terrible CGI characters (Jar Jar Binks), but there's terrible practical puppet characters as well (Mac and Me for example).

There's also fantastic puppet characters: obviously Yoda, the Muppets, the Alien Queen, Pilot and Rygel... well, any of the fantastic Farscape creatures, and there's fantastic CGI characters as well: Gollum from Lord Of The Rings, Chris from District 9, Caesar from Planet Of The Apes...

What do they all have in common?  Well, they're all fantastically put together, obviously, but that's a suspension of disbelief issue.  What makes them work, what makes them real, is the human connection they make.  They're strong characters that are then brought to life in the best way possible.  Look at Roger Rabbit, it's 2D cartoons with real people, they don't fit in together at all, but people remember Jessica Rabbit and that shoe getting dipped in the Dip, why?  It's the CHARACTER, that HUMAN element that transcends pixels and plastic, that the audience remembers.

It all starts with a great script, and a great script starts with great characters.

 

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