As a person who's an uneasy fan of CGI (it drowns out many films, can often be distracting & ruin a film if it looks od or cheap) I found the relative lack of it here refreshing.
But then it didnt have an engrossing story to compensate for its loss.
To me, the glaring lack of CGI just pointed to "smaller budget" IMO
Well the thing is, they had some pretty cool bikes in it. The kind of things I would imagine to exist at that time. But the cars looked awful. Bad solar panels on them with wires everywhere.
Just seemed so strange.
And I don't mind that they didn't use CGI, but if you're setting a film in the future, you need it to look like the future. And I appreciate that they wanted it to look like an Armageddon of a recession had hit, but companies are still going to be innovative.