I finally get to see one of our movies on the big screen tonight! It's only a press screening, nobody below the line was invited to the premiere, but I still am looking forward to this. We completed 440 vfx shots on this movie.
Will post my thoughts after.
OK, saw the movie. Much better than the earlier rough cut version we were working on. The 440 shots were all in the movie, btw. The shots were things like adding buildings in backgrounds, fixing lens flares, removing crew members...etc.
As for the movie, it was great to see these two stars together, and it's not often we get to work on a movie like this, so that was good. But that said, I couldn't escape the feeling that something was missing. I could bring myself to care abiout the characters, and then there's the ending... The ending, as has been noted elsewhere was fairly easy to figure well in advance. I knew the ending already, so I brought our LA vfx superviser with me to the screening to get his opinion, knowing he knew nothing about the movie. He had the twist guessed early on, so it's not just me. Nevertheless, the movie is very entertaining and will do huge business I'm sure. It's scoring a terrible 22% on Rotten Tomatoes right now, and that's not justified in my opinion. But what do I know? I'm just the fx dude.