I'm not sure how to phrase this, but it definitely isn't an invitation to cite 'special effects which really suck'! Okay, the background: I was watching Apollo 13 on TV tonight and it occurred to me that some of the CGI shots which previously had utterly convinced me now very obviously look fake. Indeed, over the past few months, I've found it easier and easier to spot CGI work. The same thing has happened to me with other special effects techniques in the past. E.g. when blue screen appeared, I at first believed it, but pretty soon I could see the joins. Now with CGI techniques I often think the superimposed items or people look slightly artificial - generally the surface textures of the object or person don't look 'quite right'. [Incidentally, this happens even when nobody has told me it's a CGI effect I'm watching, so it's not that I'm being primed to look]. Anyone else finding this, or am I a lone nut?