CGI is the reason so many movies, made today, are terrible. Guess what, they forget about having a good story and hope that the CGI makes up for it. Although CGI is good, in some aspects, it's better for those making the movies to have more creativity and not really depend on CGI, so much. I am sad realizing that the arts, music, film, which thrive so much on creativity, are all going downhill now since we have this huge crutch, known as technology. It will only get worse.
One of the greatest sci-fi movies, Metropolis, was made in the 20's. It has so much creativity and not so much technology. Today, people just put out crap since they only care about the money. No one is passionate about their craft anymore.
CGI should complement a good story and not vice versa. I am sad thinking of how badly they are going to butcher my beloved Robocop in 2013. It's only because these people are not creative or original that they look to the past in order to profit from other people's ideas.