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Popular Mechanics’ Top 10 F/X Scenes in Movie History

Popular Mechanics “asked industry insiders to pinpoint the biggest breakthroughs in digital F/X history.” This is the list they came up with.

Top 10 F/X Scenes in Movie History

  1. Star Wars (1977)
  2. Tron (1982)
  3. Terminator 2 (1991)
  4. Cliffhanger (1993)
  5. Jurassic Park (1993)
  6. Forrest Gump (1994)
  7. The Perfect Storm (2000)
  8. Lord of the Rings (2001)
  9. The Polar Express (2004)
  10. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Some of these look suspicious…The Polar Express was just plain creepy. And the only thing I remember about Cliffhanger‘s special effects was how they forgot to digitally erase the wires that help the upside-down helicopter to the side of the mountain. Also, as noted by Cinema Blend (the link source), The Matrix is nowhere to be seen.

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1 Comment on Popular Mechanics’ Top 10 F/X Scenes in Movie History

  1. Good gravy, “2001: A Space Odyssey” didn’t make it into the top ten?

    :-S

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