Don't need to, no goal post wasn't moved. You were talking about a scene with a matte painting of Stormtroops where they're meant to be moving and are close to the camera. The medal ceremony is a very different beast, everyone is meant to be standing at attention perfectly still, and the matte painting people are in the background (and much smaller) with lots of real people as foreground elements also standing perfectly stillHey, put that goal post back where you found it!
Also, regarding gophers... Do you know what is one of the hardest, most time-consuming things is you can do in a movie: get a real animal to do what you want.
Animatronic gophers look fake. CGI gophers look fake. So go with the one that's easiest to do and gives the best result.
What is it with this CGI-phobia of yours anyway?
Do you know that's what second units are for? I wouldn't think getting a gopher to pop out of the ground would be to hard, just build a little ground piece with a mound on it with a tube under to make it come out where you want. These things all seem like a lot of trouble for something that shouldn't have been done in the first place.
I don't have a CGI-phobia, it's just that a lot of the time CGI looks like shit...not all the time, but a lot of times it does. This wouldn't even be a thing we're talking about if it had looked good.