SR Pick [Video]: Avatar Wars: Humans vs. CGI Characters

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am,

avatar wars SR Pick [Video]: Avatar Wars: Humans vs. CGI Characters

Said The Joker to James Cameron: “You’ve changed things… Forever. There’s no going back.” Certainly this is true for Avatar, Cameron’s fantasy/adventure epic, which is currently wowing movie audiences all over the world.

The technology Cameron invented to make Avatar a reality has advanced the quality and believability of CGI characters leaps and bounds past the limitations we knew before – but how are flesh-and-blood actors reacting to the new era of CGI?

Well, now we know the answer to that question, thanks to “Avatar Wars” a mashup video created by the guys over at Black 20 Studios.

In this hilarious mock trailer (which you’ll bear witness to in a second), the actors who play the human inhabitants of planet Pandora are facing facts: they are being out-shined by their blue CGI costars, the Na’vi, while human actors in general are being overshadowed by a growing army of impressive CGI characters – Gollum from Lord of the Rings, The Incredible Hulk  – who are all ‘stealing jobs from real actors.’

To win back their rightful place, the flesh-and-blood thespians gather together some of cinema’s most iconic badasses – Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger – for an all-out war with the CGI characters. Check it out:

Human or CGI actors – who do you side with? It may all seem like a joke now, but as technology continues to move forward into the future, this video may turn out to be a prophetic vision of the Hollywood to come icon smile SR Pick [Video]: Avatar Wars: Humans vs. CGI Characters .

Seriously though, that video was pretty funny (and well done), no? I loved the Star Wars-esque projection of James Cameron in the middle of the trailer as speaks about the limitless possibilities of his new CGI technology. Some out of work human actor may be sending him death threats soon…

Source: Black 20 Studios via Slash Film

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  2. Now THAT was funny. :)


  3. lol? this is just stupid. theres no side to choose.
    its not like everything will be cgi made. sure if every movie had a 200 million dollar budget. it will be like before. we use cgi when needed, only this time it will be more realistic.

  4. Heh, glad to know Black20 still does mock trailers. They’d been MIA for A WHILE with them.

  5. I’d side with Bruce Willis any day of the week! Sorry blue people! I love ya but I gotta go with John McClane!

  6. ill take both!

  7. Humans will always be a part of the process and will never be replaced, unless aliens finally start making movies…

  8. That video proved that real actors > CG any day of the week.

  9. Also Bruce Willis shooting Jake Sully in the head at 0:35 made my whole year.

  10. i choose cartoons over both of them! lol

  11. i want to see willis in more bad guy roles..

  12. That was pretty funny.
    Although Avatar CG was performance capture of… real actors…

  13. wow, great
    really funny
    sly, the rock, arnie and willis’ outperform cgi anyday
    James cameron’s cameo was a nice touch too

  14. it still won’t change much. cgi characters yes live action no so much

  15. not so much lol

  16. Excellence.

  17. I don’t see the problem. Neytiri had a real actor. All the CGI characters in Avatar had real actors. It might cut into the make-up busness a little. My understanding is real costume designers were used for the Na’vi’s costumes.

  18. Remember that mapping human models doesn’t require expensive big name actors. It would be possible to use me (far from Brad Pitt) for the filming and then overlay Brad (or a simulation closely resembling Brad) onto me.

    Think Arnie in Terminator: Salvation but better done and in the whole movie.

  19. LOL! Gotta side with the humans, you can’t CGI a Marlon Brando.

  20. Very funny! But where was Braveheart/Mad Max?

    Also having the Hulk on the CG side was unfair. Hulk could kill Superman and survive a near ground zero Atomic detonation. Plus have of Hulk is Banner so I call bulls**t


  21. @ a1d2h

    Brando was CGed in the Godfather game.


    So all of a sudden james Cameron calls Mo-CAp (Motion Capture) CGI Simulation and its revolutionary and new all of a sudden? Pfft no. As for the battle are we talking about acting skill or if they actually were to fight because all the human actors would be t-bagged within 5 minutes.

  22. this technology will get cheaper and easier to do. one day, they will take so-so looking actors, make them super hot, and make movies. no more huge acting contracts, just cgi

  23. That trailer was Avatarded!

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