We all love Star Wars, except for those of us who don’t love Star Wars. One thing all Star Wars fans can agree on is that Lucasfilm made a complete hash of the Special Editions in 1997, which felt like George Lucas experimenting (badly) with CGI in preparation for the Star Wars prequels. And we all know how they turned out.
It’s been a big ole week for film news, thanks to Disney’s decision to unburden George Lucas from the rights to Star Wars. The House of Mouse rocked the film world with its $4.2billion buy-out of Lucasfilm, promising that three new Star Wars films would be on the way, with the first one already in production and due some time in 2015. While there’s every possibility that the new films will be every bit as awful as the prequel trilogy, we’re trying to be optimistic about things. In the meantime, why not grab a drink and revisit the original trilogy with us in our Star Wars drinking game!
Considering the amount of time, effort and money the big bad beasties of Hollywood have to put together a stunning window into the house of their creation, there’s no excuse for a bad poster. And as our nursery school teacher always told us, abject humiliation is the only way people learn. So here, for your viewing pleasure, is our pick of the top ten worst movie posters of all time.
CGI effects have revolutionised modern filmmaking to the extent that effects alone can make or break a movie. But is an over-reliance on CGI driving audiences away and cheapening the cinematic experience? We take a look at the computer generated revolution – and how the revolutionaries might soon find themselves in the firing line.