Yes, I agree totally. Even just 20 years ago Hollywood would have been paying big money
for effects like those.
And if I had done it better using a subject on a hard dark background (like the roads in the applications promo screen) it would have looked sensational for a one watch movie
Have you seen the one where you drop a big steel
ball? We videoed some tourists and them splattered them. Just hilarious!
Re Star Wars... Yep the effect weren't good by today's standards but we had a suspension of bits belief that covered all the faults. Great movie! Nowadays kids
won't suspend disbelief unless the effects are totally true to nature.