Maybe we only think CGI sucks because we only see the bad CGI
People love to hate on CGI special effects. They’re cheap, they’re obvious, they’re everything wrong with blockbuster cinema. We think lovingly back to the days of actually blowing up miniatures and practical effects, when actors had something to, you know, ACT in response to.
But maybe CGI in general isn’t the problem. To quote the God Entity from ‘Futurama,’ “When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.”
RocketJump Film School has put together a great video to prove just that.