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As anyone who has seen a recent blockbuster can tell you, movie technology has come a long way. If you wanted a big, scary monster in decades past, you’d zip up a guy in a rubber suit and have him stomp on a dollhouse. These days studios use CGI which, when done right, is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. (Godzilla is real, right?)
I’ve always been more impressed not with larger-than-life CGI showing the Avengers wreck New York City, but the subtler uses. Modern films placing contemporary actors beside historic figures, or having the historic figures themselves say ridiculous things. Today some video whiz put together a hilarious collection of CGI Obama speeches that have to be seen to believed.
I’m not sure how they so perfectly synched the Obama footage with the audio, but in this video he claims that he once again made America “the most respected country on earth.” Check it out!
People don’t remember, but when I came into office, the United States in world opinion ranked below China and just barely above Russia. And today, once again, the United States is the most respected country on earth, and part of that I think is because of the work we did to reengage the world and say that we want to work with you as partners with mutual interests and mutual respect. It was on that basis we were able to end two wars while still focusing on the very real threat of terrorism and to try to work with our partners in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the reason why we are moving in the direction of normalized relations with Cuba. The nuclear deal that we are trying to negotiate with Iran.
Ha! And you won’t believe what the CGI guy has him say in this one:
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2015
To watch the President who called his opponents “cowards,” “hostage-takers,” and “terrorists” say that he doesn’t divide people is a bit too unrealistic for parody, but the CGI is right on the money. Whatever you might think of the politics of the entertainment industry, this proves that Hollywood tech can be used to parody the left as well as the right.Published in