I think they're trying to make films look more like the cartoons that make them tons of money. I hate CGI - nobody uses it effectively. It just makes everything look "cartoony" and fake. I had no idea Universal paid for and then scrapped practical effects on The Thing - what a waste! It's ridiculous the kind of money Hollywood throws away making crap films. The catering alone on the sets runs into the millions. Haven't these people ever heard of fast food?