Kapamilya exec dismisses netizen’s claim about the visual effects in ‘Mars Ravelo’s Darna’ - TrueID

Kapamilya exec dismisses netizen’s claim about the visual effects in ‘Mars Ravelo’s Darna’

LionhearTVJanuary 8, 2023

Mars Ravelo’s Darna producer Julie Anne R. Benitez a.k.a. JRB had a busy week on social media, answering netizens’ criticism about the series.

In one of her tweets on January 5, Benitez dismissed a netizen’s claim that they are shortchanging their graphics artists, resulting in poor CGI.

She questioned the netizen, asking where he/she got the idea that they were not paying their graphic artists well.

Benitez tweeted, “Sino nagsabi sa yo na binabarat namin ang VFX team?”

Meanwhile, another netizen joined the conversation, arguing that if the production is paying their VFX team well, they must be just wasting their money with the incompetent graphics artists due to the quality of Darna’s CGI.

The Kapamilya executive, however, can’t help but laugh off the netizen’s comment using laughing emojis.

The superhero series received both praise and criticism concerning its visual effects.

At the start of the series, netizens were astounded by the impressive CGI and fight scene, which according to them–could be the best yet for a Philippine TV series.

“Sino ba naman ang makakalimot sa episode 1? Pinagsama ang practical effects at CGI sa cyborg, pasabog, flying scene ni Darna at etc. kaya hanep ang naging visuals,” tweeted @altprimetimebida.

“Best graphics at effects na ito sa Philippine TV, sure na! #Darna,” according to @moonsiriusblack.

@kirbywan_kirby also commented, “Huy. Ang ganda ng Darna pilot ep. VFX look surprisingly convincing amidst TV constraints. Iza Calzado was amazing and Jane de Leon was pretty good. Sana kayang masundan despite the busy residency days (at sana di pumangit).”

“Strong pilot episode. Well-acted. Fantastic VFX and fight choreography. Seamless pacing and transitions. I am hooked! #Darna #DarnaTVSeries.”

However, as the series progressed, the visual effects regressed, drawing the ire and disappointment of Kapamilya viewers.

@the13thswiftie tweeted, “It’s a shame to see Darna falter in quality as it progresses. The story and series have potential but the graphics are just intolerable at this point.”

@wanderbeks reacted, “Ano na naman ba to Ignacia Bakit ganito? Faceswap filter juskoo po paano nakalusot sa inyo to (laughing emoji).”

@altneens had this to say, “jeyarbee is so unprofessional in handling darna tbh cause why is she fighting with twitter trolls instead of focusing on improving darna on the vfx/cgi and writing aspect like girl do your job?? maybe if you put that energy into the show, people wouldn’t shit on it”

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