why crap cg is as prevalent as good cg nowadays
too many cg artists who are just stupid and unimaginative like normal people. they don't breathe heart and soul into their work.
even the guys at pixar/disney can't do it repeatedly, Finding Nemo was good, but not Toy Story good.
it's also evident here. look at the matrix reloaded views, after seeing those movies, what kind of person scrutinizes the cgi...AND THEN BASES THEIR OPINION OF THE MOVIE ON IT. if all that philosophy of man vs. machine, the intricacies of how each thinks, and tries to bridge the gap to each other went over your head. what kind of CGI is this guy or gal gonna make? crap cgi!
Reloaded had so many CG scenes necessary in short time, they no doubt had to have a lot of animators who were just...crap. ergo, some scenes were great (was that trinity jumping out the window scene really CGI?) and some were better than everything else up to that point, but still obviously CGI (burly brawl...tops human animation easily in Spider-Man, Star Wars, Blade 2, etc., but the cloth dudes screwed it up. that's what made it stick out a bit).
you think there are thousands of people as good as the guys who did jurassic park? technically, sure. but people as ingenuine, and as enthralled, AND INTELLIGENT about their work? no. we've got hundreds of thousands of people who can make work on par with them, if it's traditional work. if it requires pushing the envelope, i feel sorry for producers and studios, how can you really tell what cgi artists are the picassos, and what cgi artists are the billboard makers?
technically speaking, my own opinion on Reloaded was they skipped a step. they should've had continuous virtual cameras melding with real cameras using the same technology they already have instead of trying to adapt EVERY real scene to a counterpart cgi scene. that way you can use the best of both worlds to make suspension of disbelief easier. but what reloaded did do is force cgi evolution along, since revolutions are probably not gonna be happening now that everyone's in on it.
lastly, the cgi animation artist that doesn't know what those 3 bolded words mean, should be fired. if you can't immerse yourself in a piece of work, then what good are you. you'll never make it perfect.