For too long a vocal minority of idiots on the Internet have bashed the use of CG effects in Star Wars, going so far as to demand that Lucasfilm produces Star Wars: The Force Awakens completely in 1977 style. They apparently don’t want the use of any technology beyond what was available in 1983 when Return of the Jedi was released. Obviously these people are delusional and have no idea what it takes to make a big budget tentpole in 2015, but that doesn’t stop them from demanding “PRACTICAL EFFECTS” in every Internet comments section that mentions “Star Wars”.
The problem is, these people are complete hypocrites who only bash Star Wars for using CG. Don’t believe us? They don’t seem to have a problem with virtually every other major movie they line up for using more CG than even the Star Wars Prequels did. Here are ten examples of movies where these people didn’t spent their entire lives bashing the CG online:
The Avengers (2012)
When the original Avengers movie was rocketing towards the #3 all-time box office berth back in 2012, I don’t remember anyone bashing the amount of CG used in the movie. Obviously the Hulk is CG, but these people who bash the Star Wars Prequels for being filmed on green screens for certain scenes didn’t seem to have a problem with the entire Battle of New York being CG. They filmed one section of street in Cincinnati, OH as New York, but the entire rest of the battle was filmed with green screens and an entirely CG version of New York City.