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The "Avatar" Problem

Before he created the Star Wars prequels, George Lucas said that “special effects are a means by which to tell a story”. With films, the filmmakers aim is to fully engross the audience into a world through story, characters, setting, costumes, and through usage of computer generated imagery (CGI) and Performance Capture animation. Usage of CGI in films has become so prevalent, it could be argued that with audiences being used to CGI, it takes away from the movie-going experience. This has led to