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50 Best Movie Special Effects

Check out the list of the ’50 Best Movie Special Effects’ by the UK Total Film magazine. Click on the link here:

At number 42, ‘The Fly’ (1986), at number 28, ‘Jason & The Argonauts’ (1963) and at number 8 ‘The Thing’ (1982) should all be higher. Their effects haven’t dated unlike many CGI shots.

8 responses

  1. Ben

    i think, for the most part, the order is all over the place.

    August 18, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    • Well, send me a more appropriate list. We can improve on this one surely.

      August 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

  2. Brad Greenwood

    yeah, tough call, but for me jason and the argonauts, and american werewolf would be in the top 10 only because they were game changes

    August 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

  3. Amy

    Tron and Jason and The Argonauts should be higher than they are. Forest Gump at 27….don’t get me started on that pish!
    Would have like to have seen Poltergeist on there as well, for 1982, it was pretty good FX.

    August 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm

  4. Radgie Gadgie

    Not on the list..

    Dawn Of The Dead (remake)
    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
    Green Hornet (Crap film – great FX)

    My own personal favourite..
    Evil Dead 1,2,3

    August 19, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    • Radgie Gadgie

      Oh and Wallace & Gromitt.. excellent stuff!

      August 19, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  5. Alex

    Missing :

    Ghostbusters – Slimer & the marshmellow man
    The Last Starfighter – (first all computer generated spaceship in any feature!)
    Robocop – ED 209 was awesome.
    Starship troopers – one of the first monster movies to be filmed in daylight
    Tremors – As above

    August 19, 2011 at 4:23 pm

  6. Evil Pete

    Superman (Christopher Reeve)
    Total Recall
    The Exorcist
    Frankenstein (Boris Karloff)
    The Time Machine
    War of the Worlds

    August 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

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