i think the best of both worlds is to combine the technologies. Take Jurassic Park for instance, some scenes in that movie, like the T Rex escaping from the compound are a perfect example of how you can mix the two technologies and have breathtaking results. That still stands up as one of the best examples of cgi and animatronic animation despite being 15 years old.
Can, argue with that. The Jurassic fillms still hold superbly well today. Be interesting to see what they're like in HD.
I think during one (Jurassic 3) of the T Rex fights (possible with that huge mother of a dinosuar), one was CGI and the other old school. I remember listening to one of the commentaries on the track where they were discussing which was which and how hard it was to spot which was which.
I don't think I could until I found out