Talking of film effects holding the test of time , anyone find it mad how well Lord Of The Rings holds up compared to The Hobbit ? Imo Lord Of The Rings is proof practical effects when done well always out shine CGI , another example is Jurassic park 1,2,3 , they have all aged really well , then Jurassic world decided to throw a spanner in the works and make it a CGI fest , and it frankly looks terrible. I don’t buy this whole “CGI is very expensive” nonsense, i think it’s a ploy used by Hollywood to make movies on the cheap , but make the viewer believe its groundbreaking. At the end of the day it’s computer graphics , and things like Pixar’s render man have been public for years , so how expensive is it really ? I’m not saying there isn’t talent in the CGI world , there’s some quality artists out there , but surly a life sized Tyrannosaurus rex puppet with animatronics is more expensive to make than a CGI counter part ?