Fantastic Four 2015 Thing Practical or CGI?
They are making a new Fantastic Four movie for 2015. Do you think the Thing should be done with practical effects, or CGI?
We have a good reference of what the Thing looks like with practical make up effects. I think the job that was done in the earlier movies worked pretty good.
I don't think that the Thing as he is seen in the comics was fully realized in those films. The actor was not the correct height or size, but they did the best they could with who they had. He gave a great performance as Ben Grim, and even if he did not look like the Thing in the comics his portrail of the character made me look past that.
Just to standout from the previous movies it would be good to take a different approach to the character. I say using either a full animatronic head, or CGI would be the way to go. Giving the puppeteers full control over the head would give a good range of expression. My other option of full CGI is because so many producers feel it is just as difficult to track CGI to a face as it is to animate an entire character. At least that is what George Lucas's team decided when adding Jar Jar to Star Wars. I think the blend of full body suit, and CG face works great. It gives the actor something to react to
What is your opinion on the matter?