Originally Posted by Doug Schiller
I haven't seen it yet but supposedly she got the Milla Resident Evil treatment.
Meaning, all her closeups were digitally airbrushed, so to speak.
Originally Posted by stumlad
I also noticed the Kidman airbrushing. Just like with Resident Evil 3, it looks stupid when you have 2,3 or even 4 people on the screen where they look normal but then one person has no lines, wrinkles, or texture to her face.
I didn't read any of this thread until watching the movie tonight. I said the exact same digital airbrushing thing. It was odd, since during the dinner scene, for example, everything below her chin-line has texture and detail, but everything above is soft and smooth. All the other actors in the scene had lots of detail in their faces.
So, do you suppose this is something written into her contract, or an artistic decision by the filmmakers?
There were a few other soft-focus scenes, but overall I though the movie looked pretty good.
As far as the movie goes, I didn't think it was anywhere near as bad as the word-of-mouth was for it. Not anywhere near as good as the original, it was still a pretty good story. There were some nice moment were marred by jarring cuts and illogical plot points, but it wasn't terrible. My wife thought it was just stupid, though.
It also seemed like Kidman had a problem deciding on an accent. When she first said "Hello," she sounded completely Australian, but for the most part, she was trying to maintain an American accent. I wouldn't have expected that from her.