My name is Connor Blue Harrison, a 24-year-old from Gainesville, Florida currently completing an M.S. in Journalism at Boston University.
Junior Contributor II
When CGI Wasn't Taken for Granted: How Groundbreaking Effects in Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park Informed their Narratives
Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991) and Jurassic Park (1993) are considered landmark films in regards to their special effects; the T-1000 and the dinosaurs were considered ambitious projects modeled around still-new computer generated imagery. Two decades later, it feels that the modern summer blockbuster uses these effects to a fault rather than to intimately inform the narratives as was the case in those two films. Have filmmakers taken CGI for granted?