Just finished watching the film tonight and I kind of found it unpleasant to watch. Every actor in the movie has had something done to their faces that made it an uncanny valley situation. It seemed like CGI but wikipedia didn’t shed any light.
You have the real actors acting, so why do you need to CGI them? Totally unpleasant. CGI the dinosaurs all you want, I don’t know what dinosaurs look like. But I know what real people look like so when you CGI them I will notice. Yucky.
Theodore Saul Rex of the Screen Saurian’s Equity Guild: “I don’t care, it doesn’t matter. You have to treat all the participants equally unless you get a waiver. If the mammalians don’t get CGI’d, you can’t CGI the others”
The only thing I can think of is that the light is very blue-green, even when they get back to the land scene. So if you usually use the warm-white bulbs, it could look very strange in comparison. Most Americans are becoming accustomed to more blue light due to compact fluorescent and LED light fixtures.
OK, in that one I think I see what the OP is talking about. It’s the air-brushed make-up. It makes their faces look plasticy, like they are barbie dolls or something. In the close-up where you can see the sweat rolling down the seated guy’s face, the make-up looks normal though.
It may be only true in the CGI’d scenes. It does seem to be worse whenever there’s a dinosaur in shot.