History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionFilm

16th Sep '17 12:45:39 PM wootzits
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* {{Film/Barbarella}}:

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16th Sep '17 12:45:17 PM wootzits
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* {{Film/Barbarella}}:
** For the opening sequence, Creator/JaneFonda was made to roll around on a pane of glass to give the illusion that she was floating in zero gravity. Unfortunately during some close-ups she is very obviously reflected on the glass.
** The wires lifting Barbarella's spaceship are very easy to spot in the moments after Mark Hand repairs it.
** The invisible wall separating the Chamber of Dreams from the outside world. Invisible wall? More like pane of glass, considering you can see Barbarella reflected on it.



** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has the cartoon Dark Knight on the Cathedral rooftop at the beginning, the cartoon Joker [[spoiler: falling to his death in the climax]], and the wobbly Gotham sky the Bat-Signal is projected on at the end.

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** Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/{{Batman}}'' has the cartoon Dark Knight on the Cathedral rooftop at the beginning, the cartoon Joker [[spoiler: falling [[spoiler:falling to his death in the climax]], and the wobbly Gotham sky the Bat-Signal is projected on at the end.
11th Sep '17 6:19:21 AM jormis29
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* ''[[http://www.stomptokyo.com/scott/yongary/movies/yonggary-99/yonggary-pictures.html Reptilian]]'', a 1999 Korean Kaiju film made to cash in on the 1998 ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, and somewhat of a ''Yongary'' (see below) remake, has to have some of the absolute worst CGI ever. And the sad part is, it is apparently an upgraded version, so it may have looked worse at one point...

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* ''[[http://www.stomptokyo.com/scott/yongary/movies/yonggary-99/yonggary-pictures.html Reptilian]]'', a 1999 Korean Kaiju film made to cash in on the 1998 ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, and somewhat of a ''Yongary'' ''Film/YongaryMonsterFromTheDeep'' (see below) remake, has to have some of the absolute worst CGI ever. And the sad part is, it is apparently an upgraded version, so it may have looked worse at one point...



* ''Yongary'', a Korean version of Godzilla, has, at the very least, a visible nozzle during a close-up of the the title monster's head as it's breathing fire and a visible fifth wheel to prop up the rear half of a jeep the monster slices in half with a laser shot from its horn.

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* ''Yongary'', ''Film/YongaryMonsterFromTheDeep'', a Korean version of Godzilla, has, at the very least, a visible nozzle during a close-up of the the title monster's head as it's breathing fire and a visible fifth wheel to prop up the rear half of a jeep the monster slices in half with a laser shot from its horn.
3rd Sep '17 8:30:35 PM Prinzenick
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** The [[Film/Godzilla1998 1998 Godzilla film]] has plenty to go around:
*** For starters, [[ConspicuousCGI lighting on Godzilla always looks off]] (which is why Godzilla [[ObscuredSpecialEffects is always obscured by nighttime and rain]]), and very little water splashes when he seemingly falls to his death on the Hudson River. This is mostly a problem with the film print, which was fixed in digital releases to become VisualEffectsOfAwesome.
*** The scale is completely off, with Godzilla seemingly changing size compared to the surrounding buildings throughout the film. The worst being when he can only fit her arm into a tunnel during the cab chase, when his entire body earlier fit into what looked like a smaller one.
*** There's a compositing error when Godzilla is feasting on the piles of fish when we see it from behind, there's a squad of army men running to its right who pop into view between frames. The CGI guys neglected to rotoscope them into the shot, so the monster, who's supposed to be in the background, overlaps them.
*** The helicopter chase, while on a whole a fairly cool scene, still features a cityscape that really looks very little like that of the real New York.
*** In one shot when Godzilla first emerges in New York we see him apparently crush a fleeing civilian to death; said civilian is clearly scene continuing to run offscreen if you look hard enough, ruining the intended effect.
25th Aug '17 2:55:38 PM TheWarioBros
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* It's hard to tell if ''Fun in Balloon Land'' actually had a special effects budget, but if it did, it qualifies under this. The costumes look awful, to the point they make mascot costumes at a 50s amusement park like high tech (the indians look downright horrific, and the 'King of Atlantis' character has a very obviously fake beard tied on by string). The balloons somehow look even worse, with the animal ones having dead eyes and open mouths and the human ones being horrendously out of proportion in an uncanny valley way. The movie's sets don't even look like what they're meant to represent, and were obviously filmed in an empty warehouse somehow. Then to top it all off, they didn't even film a middle or ending to the story. It's just stock footage of a balloon parade (that lasts for 40 minutes) and a copy of the intro respectively. It's an abysmal failure on the effects level in every sense.
8th Aug '17 10:45:20 AM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. While its engine is actually impressive, and the depiction is quite faithful to the comic book, it still left most viewers unprepared for what a 3D version of that Hulk would have looked like in real life. Some remarked that he looks like {{Shrek}}, and others wished he'd been played by Lou Ferrigno (despite Ferrigno being human sized). [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The 2008 Incredible Hulk movie]] follows up on these concerns, giving the character a darker green complexion and a lot more veins and wrinkles, more in line with the '90s drawing style of Dale Keown.

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* ''Film/{{Hulk}}''. While its engine is actually impressive, and the depiction is quite faithful to the comic book, it still left most viewers unprepared for what a 3D version of that Hulk would have looked like in real life. Some remarked that he looks like {{Shrek}}, WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}, and others wished he'd been played by Lou Ferrigno (despite Ferrigno being human sized). [[Film/TheIncredibleHulk The 2008 Incredible Hulk movie]] follows up on these concerns, giving the character a darker green complexion and a lot more veins and wrinkles, more in line with the '90s drawing style of Dale Keown.
16th Jul '17 7:54:57 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'' has the same problem. On the DVD commentary, John Singleton points out which cars during the two races are real and which are CGI. They're actually pretty obvious, so he didn't have to do that.

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* ''Film/TwoFastTwoFurious'' has the same problem. On the DVD commentary, John Singleton Creator/JohnSingleton points out which cars during the two races are real and which are CGI. They're actually pretty obvious, so he didn't have to do that.
29th Jun '17 9:28:43 AM omnicritic
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* ''Avalanche'' (or ''Escape from Alaska''), a 1999 straight-to-video film, definitely falls into this trope. During the climactic scene when an avalanche strikes a town, you are treated to such special effects wizardry as people running away from an obviously superimposed white mist and models that are unconvincing in ever way imaginable, from problems with scale to lack of convincing detail. The movie is [[SoBadItsGood actually worth watching for these scenes alone]].

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* ''Avalanche'' (or ''Escape from Alaska''), a 1999 straight-to-video film, definitely falls into this trope. During the climactic scene when an avalanche strikes a town, you are treated to such special effects wizardry as people running away from an obviously superimposed white mist and models that are unconvincing in ever every way imaginable, from problems with scale to lack of convincing detail. The movie is [[SoBadItsGood actually worth watching for these scenes alone]].
3rd Jun '17 2:31:24 PM Gimere
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* ''Film/BeginningOfTheEnd'' has giant locusts invading Chicago. It's painfully obvious that it's really grasshoppers crawling over photographs of Chicago, because you can see that the perspective is wrong, and several of the locusts actually walk off the buildings and begin ''crawling on the sky''. Also, when they destroy the locusts by luring them into Lake Michigan to drown, we discover that Lake Michigan has a white porcelain bottom.

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* ''Film/BeginningOfTheEnd'' has giant locusts invading Chicago. It's painfully obvious that it's really grasshoppers crawling over photographs of Chicago, because you can see that a) the perspective is wrong, and b) several of the locusts actually walk off the buildings and begin ''crawling on the sky''. Also, when they destroy the locusts by luring them into Lake Michigan to drown, we discover that Lake Michigan has a white porcelain bottom.



* In the 2000 adaption of ''Film/{{The Great Gatsby|2000}}'', [[spoiler: Myrtle]]'s corpse is pretty clearly a dummy. Legs just don't sever cleanly like that after being hit by a fairly slow-moving car.

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* In the 2000 adaption of ''Film/{{The Great Gatsby|2000}}'', [[spoiler: Myrtle]]'s ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', Myrtle's corpse is pretty clearly a dummy. Legs just don't sever cleanly like that after being hit by a fairly slow-moving car.



* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''http://i.imgur.com/CotM4ya.png

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* ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''http://i.imgur.com/CotM4ya.png''Franchise/{{Halloween}}''
1st Jun '17 8:01:32 PM jormis29
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* Another subversion is ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'''s bright, pinkish blood, as director George A. Romero stated himself that it's meant to appear cartoony on purpose in order to give the movie a comic book feel. Less so is the greenish "undead pallor" makeup on some zombies that isn't applied around the actors' eyes.

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* Another subversion is ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'''s bright, pinkish blood, as director George A. Romero Creator/GeorgeARomero stated himself that it's meant to appear cartoony on purpose in order to give the movie a comic book feel. Less so is the greenish "undead pallor" makeup on some zombies that isn't applied around the actors' eyes.
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