For films, perhaps the biggest example of CGI is Star Wars 3...Course, if you want to actually include plot in the film, you'd pick a different CGI film...
I'm gonna have to go against the several suggestions that Serenity be used. See, while Serenity is great, it's not exactly CGI-heavy. While it does include good amounts of CGI, I recall Whedon saying that he hated special effects that interrupted the plot. Serenity is a good example of how to use CGI effectively. It is not a massive wasteful demonstration of what happens when you vomit out computer editing while forgetting all plot. (that's why I suggest star wars) And, if you stop and think about it, the 50's guy would be too awestruck by the special effects to bother with things like plot.
1. I'd say that they'll make it eventually. And I think there's a reasonable chance that they won't screw things up. Card wrote
"I jealously protected the movie rights to Ender's Game so that it would not be filmed until it could be done right. I knew what kind of movie it had to be, and I tried to keep it away from directors, writers, and studios who would try to turn it into the kind of movie they think of as "sci-fi.""
and, referring to Serenity,
"And I'll tell you this right now: If Ender's Game can't be this kind of movie, and this good a movie, then I want it never to be made.
I'd rather just watch Serenity again. "
(http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/ever ... xtra.shtml
I'd say that this gives some hope that the film won't be utter crap.
2. Bootility- the ease with which a bouncer can boot someone out of a bar. ie.
Bouncer 1: "Crap, that guy has a high bootility coefficient. He must be about 300 pounds"
Bouncer 2: "A coe-what?"