Heartened to see what I hope's a trend of the return of practical effects and the more judicious use of CGI.
In 2008, Roget Ebert said of the ambitiously no-CGI film The Fall, "There will never be another like it."
Hopefully not true, but since then the action/adventure film-making crowd has gone bonkers with CGI, with poor results, even for huge budget movies. Here's a nice rundown of complaints: http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-expensive-films-end-up-with-crappy-special-effects/
The best answer to overuse of CGI is to make better movies without [so much of] it. JJ Abrams is going for lots of practical effects in the new Star Wars. And the love for Mad Max Fury Road is just warming up. After reading about how they filmed it with almost no CGI and about all the cars, I can't wait to see it myself.