In the future, realtime graphical rendering will be advanced to the point that no movie will need to be produced using live action. Any plot, actor, animal, location, or prop will be rendered at will according to the preferences of the end user. Don’t like Matt Damon in a movie but do like Ben Affleck? Download the Affleck package (combining animations, skins, and voice patterns), insert into the movie, and there you go. Fancy changing the macguffin from a cosmic cube to a rubber ducky? Swap the prop preference, and wham-o!
Yesterday, I went to watch Tom Cruise’s War of the Worlds. I wasn’t quite sure what I was expecting in terms of quality. One reviewer said that the movie was disappointing and that he couldn’t come to care for the main characters because in a time of crisis such as was being depicted, why should we as the viewers care about one man and his children when entire cities were being destroyed? Another reviewer said that the movie was a “must see” and was greatly entertaining.
I’m going to have to agree with the second reviewer.