To confirm that the reception of the series was led by Tatiana Maslany, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Polarization would have been a total understatement. Opinions were deeply divided, with as many enthusiasts as there were detractors. One of the main sources of criticism was the poor quality of the special effects work.
So it’s not at all surprising that it’s Marvel’s final nomination Strong woman The Visual Effects Society (VES) award has generated controversy among fans and industry professionals. Many took to social media to express their disappointment and frustration, claiming that the nomination should have gone to the most visually stunning series, Moon Knight.
The VES Awards nomination list reveals a surprising inclusion
The nominees for the 21st Annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been revealed, and they include: She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. The Marvel Studios Disney+ series is nominated in the Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-time Project category.
The nomination list is as follows:
- She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: She-Hulk – Elizabeth Bernard, Jean-Philippe Cramer, Edwina Tyng, Andrew Park
- skull bones: Sam – Jonas Skoog, Jonas Törnqvist, Goran Milic, Jonas Vikström
- Callisto protocol: Jacob Lee – Martin Contel, Gloco Longi, Jorge Jimenez, Atsushi Seo
- Umbrella AcademyPogo – Aidan Martin, Hannah Docherty, Olivier Berlin, Mia Kang
Marvel Studios has long been known for its use of computer-generated imagery (CGI) in creating its signature battles, destruction, and hero abilities. In some cases, the studio has used CGI to craft entire characters, such as Thanos, The Hulk, and Groot, with famous actors providing their voices.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law marked a new milestone in this endeavor as it featured a main character that was entirely CGI, and a 9-episode series.
The She-Hulk CGI Mystery: Deciphering the Debate
Upon the trailer’s release She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, was met with widespread criticism and controversy, with many expressing disappointment in the character’s on-screen appearance. The release of the trailer that was subsequently uploaded to Disney+ was met with much less negative reaction, with several VFX professionals explaining why this happened. The Corridor Crew, a group of visual effects specialists, praised a particular bar shot for its realism and believability, but criticized other parts of the trailer for being inconsistent and “going back and forth from completely convincing to like Shrek”. The group eventually announced that the trailer did not feature “garbage VFX”, instead attributing the overly negative reaction to internet culture.
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Artist Wren Weichman also weighed in, stating that the problems seen in the trailer were most likely the result of the trailer being uploaded to YouTube, which was compressed to reduce file size, resulting in lower video quality. Weichman went on to stress that Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk in the trailer didn’t suffer from the same issues as She-Hulk, due to details like stubble, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles that “the pressure wouldn’t be able to remove.”
So it was proven that even after the backlash that the CGI and VFX on the show wasn’t utter nonsense, although it is an indisputable fact that She-Hulk’s inclusion in the nominations for the Visual Effects Society Awards is inappropriate. Even among those who held the series in high esteem, the quality of the visual effects was low and inconsistent.
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According to insider statements and admissions, the plight of VFX artists in the industry is a valid concern, though it doesn’t negate the fact that the final product fails to meet the standards of excellence expected in the category.
She-Hulk’s nomination sparks controversy: fans are screaming
Reddit user BrettPlayMC attributed the nomination to the main character being entirely CGI, which he says is a reasonable explanation.
“I kinda get why; She-Hulk was the showrunner. What are the other nominations though?”
Moose-bank noted that he liked the show and that the VFX was okay but said it wasn’t award-winning.
“Oh boy… I loved the show and had no problem with the visual effects given the platform and the budget, but by no means was it award-winning work.”
Some Reddit users like Isidhu1010 and Difficult_Maybe_18 say it would have been more appropriate to have the nomination given Moon KnightAnd
“Should Khonshu [have been] Nominated, he looks great in the MK.”
“Honestly as much as I loved ‘She-Hulk’, I think Moon Knight deserves it a little more but to each her own.”
It remains to be seen whether Strong woman She will be awarded the prize, but it is worth noting that she managed to make it to the list of nominees, but improbably.
Source: The Direct