“I think what some people are doing with digital effects is starting to get silly. It’s overused, but we always do that. I remember when the zoom lens came in, and every director couldn’t zoom enough – zoom in, zoom out, zoom up, zoom down…But I think what CGI will boil down to is that it will be just validating something and not getting carried away with “what can I do that nobody’s done before.”
– Superman director Richard Donner discusses CGI effects at IGN. From 2001.