Peter Jackson may be one of the most powerful directors in the film industry, but that doesn’t mean there aren't aspects of his style that can’t be criticized. Recently, fans and critics have complained that the director’s Hobbit movies have been overloaded with CGI, unlike the more practical look of the original Lord of the Rings films. Well, if you feel that way, you’re not alone.
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen criticized Jackson for being too enamored with new technology after the success of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Here is what the actor had to say:
Also, Peter was always a geek in terms of technology but, once he had the means to do it, and the evolution of the technology really took off, he never looked back. In the first movie, yes, there’s Rivendell, and Mordor, but there’s sort of an organic quality to it, actors acting with each other, and real landscapes; it’s grittier. The second movie already started ballooning, for my taste, and then by the third one, there were a lot of special effects. It was grandiose, and all that, but whatever was subtle, in the first movie, gradually got lost in the second and third. Now with The Hobbit, one and two, it’s like that to the power of 10.
It’s refreshing to hear the actor speak his mind about Jackson’s work instead of playing it politically correct. Do you agree with Mortensen, or do you think he’s biting the hand that fed him?
[via The Telegraph]