Why am I allergic to Captain America?
January 1, 2014 1:50 PM Subscribe
I finally got around to watching the first Captain America movie over the weekend. I had a bad reaction to pre-metamorphosis Steve Rogers, and would like to know why.
posted by orrnyereg to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
[I'm assuming this doesn't count as SPOILERS.] At the beginning of Captain America we see shrimpy Steve Rogers trying to get into the Army. This is accomplished by doing something computer-y to put Chris Evans's head on the body of a much smaller person.
For some reason this effect bothered me, very much. Intellectually I know it's just it's just CGI but there was something about seeing the head of a person who I know is quite tall and fit on the head of a much smaller person that made me climb the walls.
My question is: does anyone know whether there's a term for this sort of thing? Does it qualify as the uncanny valley or something else? Or am I just nuts?