Holy shit it’s kind of amazing. Sorry, not kind of. It’s amazing. The clip you’re about to watch has Andy Serkis, Toby Kebbell, and a few others acting in mo-cap gear of the left and the final product on the right.
Did I mention holy shit? What’s really interesting to me here is that at some point, maybe/hopefully with this movie, something has to give right? The Academy will have to recognize that motion capture is just the latest form of makeup, right? Andy Serkis should have had a nomination at least 12 years ago with The Two Towers, and his performance as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes was the heart and soul of the movie but also overlooked. Hell even his work in King Kong was…. well it was the best part of that movie anyway.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes comes out in July. I can’t wait, and now I want to see more of these comparison videos so hopefully there are some on the Blu-Ray release.