Most convincing CG character

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  1. Matt Pelham

    Matt Pelham Screenwriter

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    Not a tournament, but who (or what) do you think is the most convincing, real-looking completely CG character/monster/alien, etc. from a movie?

    I would say:

    Cave Troll - Fellowship of the Ring
    Watto - Episode I
    Yoda - Episode II
    Mantis Bug - Starship Troopers
    Fire Beetle - Starship Troopers

    what else?
     
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    T-REX from Jurassic Park
     
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    Mr. Potato Head [​IMG]
     
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    The Scorpion King at the end of The Mummy Returns! [​IMG]
    Kidding aside, I'd also go with the T-Rex.
     
  5. Terrell

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    Probably the Kaminoans in Episode II and the T-Rex in Jurassic Park. Yoda is pretty damn good as well.
     
  6. Jeff Pryor

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    I say the clonetroopers in AOTC. Every shot of them, close up or far away, was a CGI character.
     
  7. Jan H

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    I agree with the Dino's in Jurassic Park. Also, that Anakin Skywalker character in AOTC was incredibly realistic CGI! [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Starship Troopers bugs.
     
  10. MichaelAW

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    I can't believe I'm the first to say Jar-Jar Binks. You may hate him, but man, was he well rendered.
     
  11. Steve Christou

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    I'll go with the bugs in Starship Troopers, fantastic CGI.[​IMG]
    The T-Rex in Jurassic Parks 1-2-3 was excellent too, but I hated the new Spinosaurus dino in Jurassic 3, looked like something out of a Japanese Godzilla movie, even as CGI it looked fake.
    The all CGI movie Dinosaur had superb photo realistic animation.
    A special mention to gorgeous Aki from Final Fantasy, a perfectly rendered babe.[​IMG]
     
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    The Goliath during the last fifteen minutes of Virus.
     
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    I'll have to agree with Jar Jar.

    When I saw TPM in the theater, I thought it was someone in a rubber suit. The DVD makes him look a bit more CGI-like, but still pretty real.

    I like how several shots of Jar Jar WERE indeed live-action...

    Oh yeah...Moo Yu in Kung Pow: Enter The Fist is pretty convincing.
     
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    That one in Erin Brockovich...(ok, that was wrong) [​IMG]
     
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    The Dino's in JP! Groundbreaking stuff that still holds up very well today.
     
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    Aki's hair

    ~T
     
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    T Rex
     
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    Doctor Aki Ross.
     
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    I agree, the Anaconda in the ironically titled film Anaconda is the most believable CG i've seen.
     

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