'Star Wars' veteran believes effects make films 'soulless'

Harrison Ford has laid into modern action films for relying too heavily on CGI effects.

Ford made his name with roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films, but he says that the reliance on digital techniques has served to alienate audiences in recent years.

He told the Los Angeles Times: “I think what a lot of action movies lose these days, especially the ones that deal with fantasy, is you stop caring at some point because you’ve lost human scale. With the CGI, suddenly there’s a thousand enemies instead of six – the army goes off into the horizon. You don’t need that.”

Ford continued: “That’s something that’s constantly happening, and it makes these movies like video games and that’s a soulless enterprise. I don’t have time for that.”

Ford can next be seen opposite Daniel Craig in Cowboys And Aliens, due for release in the UK on August 12.