Walk into any internet debate about the Star Wars Prequels and you’re likely to see one person making themselves look like a complete idiot with a comment along the lines of “lol CG”. People who actually pay attention to how modern movies are made realize how stupid such an argument is now, but it still exists and more and more movies are coming out that are turning the “lol CG” crowd into raging hypocrites.
The Hollywood Reporter has a profile of Marvel’s Victoria Alonso where it’s revealed that Avengers: Age of Ultron has more visual effects than any other Marvel movie. Shocking to the internet, it also has more effects shots than any of the “evil” Star Wars Prequels:
The scale of the work continues to grow. Alonso is currently executive producing Joss Whedonâ€™s Avengers: Age of Ultron and Peyton Reedâ€™s Ant-Man. She anticipates topping 3,000 VFX shots for the Avengers sequel, which would make it Marvel’s largest VFX shot count to date. She previously exec produced Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which maxed out at 2,500, and Guardians on the Galaxy, which reached 2,750.
In comparison Revenge of the Sith had 2151 effects shots, many of which were done with real models and real sets. Yet the internet hivemind likes to parrot that the Prequels were nothing but CG. Modern movies like the Marvel ones are using a lot more CG than any of the Prequels ever did, yet you don’t see people bashing them for that.