Thursday, 13 October 2011

Transformers 3: CGI FX porn


I finally got round to watching the latest Transformers film, and came to the conclusion that it's effectively a porno for computer effects geeks. The effects are gratuitous: not only are the models and particle effects staggeringly complex and overwhelmingly detailed, but the film effects are extreme too: the slow-mo's, wide pans, focus shifts... it's like someone just had to use every FX filter in the box.

But the plot is bad. Porno bad. And the music is epic... a bit too epic... over the top, even. It's not slap bass cheesy, just baffled in the same over-emphatic, this-might-get-dull-otherwise way.

Just like a real porn film, with fx instead of sex. A tad more expensive, too...

So, the verdict: Transformers 3 is porno for FX geeks. That's not meant to be disparaging: its the third in the franchise, so there's obviously a market. And, as a techies who used to try graphics on a ZX spectrum, I am still in awe of how far computer graphics have come within my lifetime.
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