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16th Apr '18 11:13:35 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* ''Film/TheBloodyVideoHorrorThatMadeMePukeOnMyAuntGertrude'':
** The police tape is literally a white piece of paper saying "Police Line: Do Not Cross" on a string.
** A newspaper has a new headline put on it by gluing a piece of paper with the new headline onto the regular headline section.
16th Apr '18 6:29:25 PM Morgenthaler
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** ...and when Arnold catches up to Sully, there's a part where his convertible crashes into a telephone pole. In slow motion, one can spot that both Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong were replaced in the car by dummies...and the head of the dummy filling in for Rae Dawn comes off and flies up into the air during the end of the shot. Shortly after, when Arnold is holding Sully over a cliff by his ankle, the wire that's really holding Sully up is clearly visible in the shot.

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** ...and when Arnold catches up to Sully, there's a part where his convertible crashes into a telephone pole. In slow motion, one can spot that both Schwarzenegger and Rae Dawn Chong Creator/RaeDawnChong were replaced in the car by dummies...and the head of the dummy filling in for Rae Dawn comes off and flies up into the air during the end of the shot. Shortly after, when Arnold is holding Sully over a cliff by his ankle, the wire that's really holding Sully up is clearly visible in the shot.
14th Apr '18 8:16:35 PM SeizureFerret
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** At the end of ''Fellowship'', when Aragorn is rushing towards Boromir, one of the orc corpses looks up nervously as he he jumps over it, then quickly goes back to being dead.

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** At the end of ''Fellowship'', when Aragorn is rushing towards Boromir, one of the orc corpses looks up nervously as he he jumps over it, then quickly goes back to being dead.
7th Apr '18 9:33:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has some great special effects, as well as some not-so-great ones. The visible strings controlling the Lion's tail are acceptable for 1939. However, one particular {{egregious}} incident yanking one out of the narrative is this: you can actually see (in full view) the Tin Woodman unwinding the rope keeping the Wizard's balloon down.

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* ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' has some great special effects, as well as some not-so-great ones. The visible strings controlling the Lion's tail are acceptable for 1939. However, one particular {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} incident yanking one out of the narrative is this: you can actually see (in full view) the Tin Woodman unwinding the rope keeping the Wizard's balloon down.
7th Apr '18 9:32:33 PM nombretomado
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** Of course, ''Epic Movie'' has some pretty awful Special Effects Failure on its own. One {{egregious}} one is when [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Swallows]] is breaking [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Edward]] out of prison, where he pretty much just swings a plastic brown dummy with a featureless brown head around. Its foot even bends ''backwards'' at one point. Website/TheAgonyBooth [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Epic_Movie_2007.aspx?Page=7 had a field day]] with this.

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** Of course, ''Epic Movie'' has some pretty awful Special Effects Failure on its own. One {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} one is when [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Swallows]] is breaking [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Edward]] out of prison, where he pretty much just swings a plastic brown dummy with a featureless brown head around. Its foot even bends ''backwards'' at one point. Website/TheAgonyBooth [[http://www.agonybooth.com/recaps/Epic_Movie_2007.aspx?Page=7 had a field day]] with this.
5th Apr '18 9:23:05 PM Anicomicgeek
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** There's also the scene where Ivan Ooze attacks the Commander Center. The helmet on the suit that represented Alpha's head isn't secured, as it spins around 180 degrees as Alpha shakes and spins away from Ivan after he zaps him. It's still backwards while Ivan Ooze rants to Zordon.

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** There's also Also on the scene where Ivan Ooze topic of the CGI, at one point, the bear Zord loses its yellow coloring, ''then'' loses its blueish-black coloring immediately after. And the Ectomorphicon is standing not on the streets of Angel Grove, but the 3D animation program's grid in another scene.
** The animatronics used for Goldar and Mordant's heads, as well as the skeleton that
attacks the Commander Center. The helmet Rangers on Phaedos are rather poor as well. In fact, you can see a wire holding up the tail of the skeleton in one scene.
** During the skeleton fight, when Tommy is
on the suit that represented Alpha's head isn't secured, monster's back as it spins around 180 degrees as Alpha shakes thrashes about, trying to shake him off, the camera follows the skeleton back and spins away from Ivan after he zaps him. It's still backwards while Ivan Ooze rants to Zordon.forth. At one point the camera actually reveals ''a crewman standing there watching the scene unfold.''
1st Apr '18 1:59:46 PM Vrahno
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** While ''Film/ShinGodzilla'' does have some spotty CG in places, many of the "unrealistic" effects are actually subversions, as the film deliberately pays homage to the classic Japanese special and sound effects of yore. In fact, many people initially slammed the movie for still using [[PeopleInRubberSuits a rubber suit]] for Godzilla's later forms, even though he was computer-generated and purposely made to look like rubber.



** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' actually has '''''lower''''' quality control with its CGI. Some standout examples include the cube-like transformations of the man-made Transformers; a CG figure of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]] being poorly inserted into a scene; and floaty animation on the robots in general. They even screw up the explosions during the opening by stopping them halfway through their animations.

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** Large poles with head cutouts were used during filming to help the cast and animators measure up the scale of the robots. However one of these "heads on a stick", representing Dino, accidentally ended up in the background of one scene in the finished film.
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' actually has '''''lower''''' quality control with its CGI. Some standout examples include the cube-like transformations of the man-made Transformers; a CG figure of [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Rainbow Dash]] being poorly inserted into a scene; and floaty animation on the robots in general. They even screw up The CG team also neglected to replace the explosions during the opening by stopping them halfway through their animations.unpainted prop of [[spoiler:Ratchet]]'s head with its computer model, leaving it as an odd-looking white blob in a couple shots.
28th Mar '18 12:44:12 PM DecafGrub47393
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* An infamous scene in ''Film/Jaws3D'' has an obviously fake shark slowly advancing towards the window of a tank... and it's supposed to be scary because the 3D is meant to make it seem like the shark is swimming toward the audience. In theory, this might have worked. In execution, however, the "shark" in question moves towards the audience much too slowly to evoke fear. It seems more to float in the audience's direction, lacking any sort of motion to show swimming or, indeed, ''basic vital signs''. That's not even mentioning the fact that it simply stops dead in its tracks after smashing the glass of the tank. You know, the tank that's underwater. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arsAllZIa1Y It really has to be seen to be appreciated.]]

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* An Pictured is an infamous scene in ''Film/Jaws3D'' has ''Film/Jaws3D'', where an obviously fake shark slowly advancing towards the window of a tank... and it's supposed to be scary because the 3D is meant to make it seem like the shark is swimming toward the audience. In theory, this might have worked. In execution, however, the "shark" in question moves towards the audience much too slowly to evoke fear. It seems more to float in the audience's direction, lacking any sort of motion to show swimming or, indeed, ''basic vital signs''. That's not even mentioning the fact that it simply stops dead in its tracks after smashing the glass of the tank. You know, the tank that's underwater. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arsAllZIa1Y It really has to be seen to be appreciated.]]
26th Mar '18 6:47:00 PM Snet1939
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* ''Film/CloudAtlas'': In spite of some very good instances of makeup, the attempts to change the races of several actors runs straight into UncannyValley and is highly distracting. There's some amount of contention between critics over whether it was intentional or not.
25th Mar '18 7:56:09 PM looneynightmare
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* When Christina Applegate's character falls off the obstacle course in ''Film/{{Vacation}}'' she is obviously replaced with a CGI double, couldn't they have hired a stunt double?
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