I’m watching the latest Independence Day films. One of the Hemsworth brothers is flying a spaceship through falling debris and chunks of rock. He’s shouting, because it’s exciting and dangerous.
He’s doing a fine job of screaming and shouting, but there’s no tension to the scene because I’ve seen it all before. Better graphics don’t make it more immersive.
I need to rely on the actors, but they can’t out-act over-familiarity and desensitisation. But if they were hypnotised?
COuld you elicit a more realistic performance than terror?