Sci movies are movies that used up a large amount of computer generated imagery (CGI) in pursue to make the storyline of a certain movie to look spectacular..i really enjoyed looking at these movies lately..hehe..one of the most spectacular movie that i have watched since i was small was a war-plotted movie entitled as the Starship Troopers. It's a great movie with an astonishing visual effects that made me felt like the movie is the idol of all great cgi-based movies that came afterward; Star Wars, Clash of Titans and Avatar..
The very reason of why i'm writing this post is because I just ended watched Starship Troopers again in the HBO at 5.30 in the morning. This is just the 2nd time i'm watching this movie, yet it's still quite catchy. Anyway, compared to the malaysian movies, indeed they were a few intiatives taken by the local directors in developing movies that require a large portion if CGI technique such as the Cicakman, MySpy and Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa that will be coming soon enough. Nonetheless, this approach is only taken bravely by one of the leading local companies, commonly known as KRU lead by Yusri. I must praise them for their drastic approach.
The thing is, the difference between the real reason for directors to make movies between this country and the west is so obvious. In the west, most of the directors are creating movies that will satisfy the viewers. Through the satisfaction, money will flow in. It's totally different in Malaysia. Directors here are creating movies just for a bunch of bucks into their pockets and put the viewer satisfactions behind. That's why most of the Malaysian movies are loved-themed or movies with ghosts that gives nothing but shits. These movies do not require a lot CGIs, and therefore less money is needed for the production. Hence, i sketched a few major factors that has led to this situation. One, lack of financial support from any available sponsors including the government (since those money are being used for corruptions anyway). Second, lack of production skills in human resource. Lucky for us, many established universities like the Limkokwing are producing fresh graduates in the major of media and i believe we can see the improvement in the nearest future.
Do you notice the great visual effects that we can actually see in the Malay drama Nur Kasih, it's all thanks to the great effort by the Limkokwing Uni.I really am looking for a Malaysian version of Avatar in the years ahead.