The models make a huge difference. Those moon buggies move and bounce more realistically than anything the best CG artist can create.
LOL! Yes, not everything from the past needs to be tossed out especially if there isn't a better way. New isn't superior to better.
I agree. I still remember being in the theater at 8-years-old, mesmerized by how special Star Wars felt. I had never seen visuals like that before. Decades later and neither the visuals nor the story feel special anymore. People are searching for meaning in a movie that was never that deep to begin with. CG has done a great job of bringing imaginings to life but it's also removed the magic of movies. It's simply not 1977 anymore.
Biopics are the easiest path to Oscar. It's that simple.
Why is it that 99% of those who complain about "political correctness" are white men? Anyone who complains about political correctness has a problem with plain ole common decency.
I would've gone with Spielberg.