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This one tiny shot from the new Avatar movie teaser is making its rounds on twitter for a weird reason I can't quite pin down.
The narrative around it is that the CGI is incredible because it looks indiscernable from reality.
But... that is reality. Right? I'm not getting that subtle uncanny feeling from any elements in that shot. That's a real arm tightening a real strap in some real water.
At first I thought it was a bit. Something like, "let's gush about how realistic the CGI looks in one particular scene of a CGI-heavy movie that happens to be completely practical". Honestly, that's a good bit. I chuckled softly.
But then there is the thread I linked above. The comments got me all turned around. Who is doing the bit and who is being honest? It's practical, right?