… jumping I’m seeing from anti-DCEU trolls is harping on the CGI for Cyborg’s suit. Basically, the phrasing follows along the line of “it looks like shit” and “it sucks.” When pressed for details to support their opinion, I see a slapdash spew of it looks “cheap,” “lacks depth” and “should be more [insert vague term].”
What fascinates me here is their illusive grabbing at straws. They don’t like it, therefore it is bad. It’s not what they expected, therefore it is bad. When I point out that their complaints are lacking in substance, I’m accused of engaging in “fandom defensiveness.”
So you’ve provided nothing of value to support your insistence that it sucks, but you’ve decided that since it doesn’t look like how you thought it would appear, it must be bad CGI. But I’m somehow wrong for requesting something more to give your statement a much-needed source of support. ‘Kay.
Look, I get not liking the suit. Personally, I don’t like Aquaman’s suit. It looks like the color scheme I would expect to see on the Creature from the Black Lagoon, not Aquaman. I think the colors are fugly and don’t complement each other well at all, the fit looks uncomfortable for the actor, and it’s not at all what I would’ve gone with for the major revamp of the big-screen version of this much-lampooned character. But do you hear me saying all the costumes in the film are therefore crap because I don’t happen to like what they chose for Arthur Curry? Do you hear me insisting that the costume/wardrobe department are lacking in skill because they did something that wasn’t what I expected? Nope.
Why? Because wanting something different doesn’t mean the team working behind the scenes are bad at their job. Their rationale for going their route may not mirror mine. It’s that simple.
But the anti-DCEU trolls are out in large numbers insisting that Victor’s body doesn’t have the Robocop-esque qualities that they expected, therefore it must be bad CGI. Let’s forget the fact that he should look nothing like Robocop, even the rebooted version. Let’s forget the fact that Victor’s new body is made of a material that until now has never been effectively used on this scale on planet Earth. Let’s forget that his body is essentially a bio-organic polymer that shouldn’t look like anything anyone in the Justice League has seen thus far in the DCEU.
Nope. All that matters is the CGI must suck all around because Cyborg doesn’t look the way your pitiful skills in Adobe Creative Suite would make him look.
The trolls also conveniently forget that this same CGI team also crafted the big-screen speedforce look for Barry, how it appears to work with his suit, the water graphics for Arthur when he’s interacting with the ocean waves, all of Batman’s highflying stunts and batgear in motion, explosions, major crashes, and elaborate death-defying stunts, but … hey, you think Victor’s body should look like the hot plate in your apartment and it doesn’t … so … bad CGI.
Your drawing of Dettlaff and Regis in normal clothes is slaying my very soul. It's so perfect in every conceivable way. Bless you, Velvetto, may you live long and prosper.
Ha ha I’m glad you dig ‘em, dear Anon! Fashion Dads is what I think would be 100% their aesthetics. Regis would be all about (fugly) colorful patterns and Dettlaff tucking t-shirts (and every other shirt, too) into pants.
Hey everyone! So last week I’ve hit 4k followers which has always been my goal since I started making graphics since 4 is my lucky number (and also the number of death apparently?? thanks for the info, Kyra). Thank you all so much for following me, I might not show my appreciation a lot but every like and reblog on my edits or comment and kudos on my fic really does mean a lot to me <333
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