Looks like you can now add the special effects community to the growing list of people in Hollywood who take themselves way too seriously.
While presenting the award for special effects at this weekend’s Academy Awards, presenters and stars of the film Cats, James Corden and Rebel Wilson, came out in bad fursuits to make a joke about the much talked about poor CGI in their movie.
“Nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects.”
A bad joke that was quickly forgotten about by everyone as soon as the show was over.
To be fair, the CGI was bad because the film was rushed out before effects were complete and resulted in mistakes such as this shot of Judy Dench.
As I said, everyone forgot about the joke. Everyone except the Visual Effects Society, which released a statement condemning it.
“The producers chose to make visual effects the punchline, and suggested that bad VFX were to blame for the poor performance of the movie Cats. The best visual effects in the world will not compensate for a story told badly. The Visual Effects Society is focused on recognizing, advancing and honoring visual effects as an art form — and ensuring that the men and women working in VFX are properly valued.”
Who knew that the visual effects community takes themselves so seriously that they are unable to recognize that the joke is actually reinforcing and recognizing how important and good their work is?
And why are they crying because they think someone took a swing at them, but don’t seem to have a problem taking a swing at others who worked on the film in order to defend their work?
The dancing cockroaches may not have been the effects house idea, but they agreed to work on it.
As if Rum Tum Tugger doesn’t have enough problems in his life.