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« on: November 15, 2010, 08:36:15 PM »

An offshoot of Jim H's thread about special effects that have held up.   This one is about special effects that are simply dated and look awful when you watch them now.  Such as they eye removal scene in the first Terminator...
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 09:24:52 PM »

One of the older verisons of Lion, the Witch, and the Wardobe had a great example of effects that don't hold up.  When Aslan rises again and lets the girls ride on him to the castle, he flies.  Now that's all fine and hold, but damn.  The use of green screen and a stiff prop for the lion was terrible.  We watched in 7th grade and everyone burst into laughter upon seeing it.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 09:25:30 PM »

An offshoot of Jim H's thread about special effects that have held up.   This one is about special effects that are simply dated and look awful when you watch them now.  Such as they eye removal scene in the first Terminator...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNpb8KQ-OQ0



I think that the effect has been pretty bad ever since it came out, they should have hid it in the shadows.

Also the hallway scene at Cyberdyne in T2 has an Arnold puppet that looks off.
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 09:52:46 PM »

So was it just on my viewing of that clip, or does Google always put ads for Laser Eye Surgery on vids that have something to do with eyes? 'Cause that's just funny. And with a Terminator, it kinda gives a new meaning to "Laser Eye" surgery.  BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle BounceGiggle
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 10:04:27 PM »

Such as they eye removal scene in the first Terminator...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNpb8KQ-OQ0


I dunno know.  Those effects look pretty good when you compare it to say... this (start around 2:43 to 3:43):

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 10:17:52 PM »

Such as they eye removal scene in the first Terminator...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNpb8KQ-OQ0


I dunno know.  Those effects look pretty good when you compare it to say... this (start around 2:43 to 3:43):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHh_meAQ30o


That one is actually better, even though the head is somewhat fake looking. They kept it more in the shadows.
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 10:25:31 PM »

Many of the Nightmare of Elm Street films has some really bad/poor special effects...

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 05:00:55 AM »

Any film that involves process photography ~ terrible studio shots that make it look like the car is travelling. They have refined the art with blue and green screen these days.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 05:20:09 AM »

An offshoot of Jim H's thread about special effects that have held up.   This one is about special effects that are simply dated and look awful when you watch them now.  Such as they eye removal scene in the first Terminator...


Good choice.  Even as a kid first seeing that around 1992ish (saw it a few months before the second came out) I remember thinking that looked pretty bad. It's not HORRIBLE, and could have passed with lower lighting and tighter shots.  I think both Cameron and Winston overestimated their own abilities on that...  It especially sticks out as the rest of the effects work is so good in the film.

Also, much as I love the film, I'll always think the shots of King Kong biting and stomping people (the shots where it is a giant foot or head attacking actors) just seem a bit silly. 

Similarly, look at the arms on Ronny Cox at about 48 seconds here.

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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 06:57:05 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 08:05:33 AM »

Any dinosaur/giant monster movie that involves hand puppets for closeups.
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010, 09:19:48 AM »

...and any giant monster played by a marionette.

See THE GIANT CLAW and REPTILICUS.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2010, 09:41:33 AM »

You can't have a thread like this without a reference to...MANIMAL!

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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2010, 10:49:14 AM »

This seems like another great opportunity to post the Megaforce flying motorcycle scene.
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The Terminator eye surgery is pretty bad, but even worse for me is the high-tech disguise from Total Recall. The mask comes off to reveal what briefly looks like a wax sculpture of Jean Claude Van Damme.
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There's also the matter of building the effect without considering that it needs to look like there's room for a head in there. What's with that huge ear/piston thing that pops out? Where's Arnold's head supposed to be in relation to that?
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