Friday, December 09, 2011

Candidates for The Visual Effects Oscar

The Long List:

“Captain America: The First Avenger”

“Cowboys & Aliens”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″


“Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”

“Real Steel”

“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

“Sucker Punch”

“Super 8″


“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”

“The Tree of Life”

“X-Men: First Class”

In a month, the Academy whittles the Big Fifteen down to the Shortlist Ten, and then one of the survivors walks away with The Little Gold Man.

Having seen a minimal number of the named films, I wouldn't have the foggiest notion about which epic ultimately gets it. A half century ago, The Guns of Navarone beat out The Absent-Minded Porfessor for the vfx Oscar. We've traveled a bit of a ways since then.


Anonymous said...

Tree of lLife deserves it.

Anonymous said...

Tree of Life was a great film, but the visual effects weren't exactly *difficult*. I have screensavers that look like that.

Oh, and the dinosaurs were amateur hour.

Anonymous said...

Take away explosions, smoke, and shattering glass, and half of the field is cleared out.

Take away robots, aliens and mech mayhem, and there goes most of the rest.


Tree of Life: impressive film, but too overly-dependent on Kubrick's 2001.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes wins, and, sadly, Serkis gains more bragging rights.

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