History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionFilm

18th Aug '16 6:53:23 PM Tre
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* Basically anything toted as a "Sci-Fi[=/=]{{Syfy}} Original". Particularly bad in Sci-Fi (or Syfy, for the move VD inclined) sequels to big-budget theatrical releases. ''Dragonheart'' had the main dragon splendidly rendered, scale by scale, while its sequel had a scale textured but smooth and shiny skin on the MarySue replacement.

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* Basically anything toted as a "Sci-Fi[=/=]{{Syfy}} Original"."Sci-Fi[=/=]Creator/{{Syfy}} [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie Original]]". Particularly bad in Sci-Fi (or Syfy, for the move VD inclined) sequels to big-budget theatrical releases. ''Dragonheart'' had the main dragon splendidly rendered, scale by scale, while its sequel had a scale textured but smooth and shiny skin on the MarySue replacement.
14th Aug '16 11:57:10 AM Dahsupahbloopah
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* In Film/NineLives2016, Kevin Spacey-turned-cat is trying to prove he's human, so he does some pull ups to show his family. Said pull-ups are just one shot of the cat slipping off of a bar, reversed and repeated to give the illusion of a cat doing pull-ups. [[https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE?t=2m15s It must be seen to be believed.]] [[FridgeLogic Can cats even do pull ups?]]



* In Film/NineLives2016, Kevin Spacey-turned-cat is trying to prove he's human, so he does some pull ups to show his family. Said pull-ups are just one shot of the cat slipping off of a bar, reversed and repeated to give the illusion of a cat doing pull-ups. [[https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE?t=2m15s It must be seen to be believed.]] [[FridgeLogic Can cats even do pull ups?]]

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* In Film/NineLives2016, Kevin Spacey-turned-cat is trying to prove he's human, so he does some pull ups to show his family. Said pull-ups are just one shot of the cat slipping off of a bar, reversed and repeated to give the illusion of a cat doing pull-ups. [[https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE?t=2m15s It must be seen to be believed.]] [[FridgeLogic Can cats even do pull ups?]]

14th Aug '16 11:55:53 AM Dahsupahbloopah
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* In Film/NineLives2016, Kevin Spacey-turned-cat is trying to prove he's human, so he does some pull ups to show his family. Said pull-ups are just one shot of the cat slipping off of a bar, reversed and repeated to give the illusion of a cat doing pull-ups. [[https://youtu.be/_jHA97HzhxE?t=2m15s It must be seen to be believed.]] [[FridgeLogic Can cats even do pull ups?]]
3rd Aug '16 7:43:48 AM DracoKanji
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** It's worth noting that there's some debate over whether Pumaman was intended to be a parody or not... the awful flying scenes lend a lot of weight to the parody argument.

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** It's worth noting that there's some debate over whether Pumaman was [[PoesLaw intended to be a parody or not...not]]... the awful flying scenes lend a lot of weight to the parody argument.
21st Jul '16 6:22:41 AM Arivne
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* One of the [[DuelingMovies three versions]] of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' released in 2005 was set during the same period as the book, and claimed to be the most faithful adaptation. While the quality may be up for debate, the quality of the effects is not. The heat-ray was straight out of a '90s video game, the tripods clattered along independently of the surfaces that they were standing on and the [[HollywoodNight nighttime]] was represented by superimposing starry night sky over ''some'' of the visible blue afternoon sky while being filmed in bright sunny daylight.

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* ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''
** The [[Film/ThewarOfTheWorlds original 1953 film]]. The terrifying and intimidating look of the Martian machines loses some power in certain shots as you can clearly see the wires holding them up.
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One of the [[DuelingMovies three versions]] of ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' released in 2005 was set during the same period as the book, and claimed to be the most faithful adaptation. While the quality may be up for debate, the quality of the effects is not. The heat-ray was straight out of a '90s video game, the tripods clattered along independently of the surfaces that they were standing on and the [[HollywoodNight nighttime]] was represented by superimposing starry night sky over ''some'' of the visible blue afternoon sky while being filmed in bright sunny daylight.
17th Jul '16 8:23:14 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' has some impressive stop motion monsters... and some downright terrible bluescreen effects. Particular offenders are the scenes with Poseidon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu_9fdp0EFk#t=8m12s RELEASING THE KRAKEN!]] and any time Bubo flies.

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* ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans'' ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|1981}}'' has some impressive stop motion monsters... and some downright terrible bluescreen effects. Particular offenders are the scenes with Poseidon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu_9fdp0EFk#t=8m12s RELEASING THE KRAKEN!]] and any time Bubo flies.
12th Jul '16 1:55:19 AM Midna
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** The ape suit itself looks like a cheap Halloween costume. And you can see it falling apart throughout the film.

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** The ape suit itself looks like a cheap Halloween costume. And costume, and you can see it falling apart throughout the film.



*** The four themselves consist of a Mr. Fantastic straight pulled from the director's [[NightmareFuel Night]] [[TheUncannyValley terrors]], a Human Torch that can't keep his all his flames lit (or composited properly) and a pitiful attempt at Sue's force fields. The only one that's even remotely passable (in comparison) is The Thing, and that's saying ''a lot''.

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*** The four themselves consist of a Mr. Fantastic straight pulled from the director's [[NightmareFuel Night]] [[TheUncannyValley night]] [[UncannyValley terrors]], a Human Torch that can't keep his all his flames lit (or composited properly) and a pitiful attempt at Sue's force fields. The only one that's even remotely passable (in comparison) is The Thing, and that's saying ''a lot''.



* Despite costing 30 million more to produce than its box-office rival ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'', Brett Ratner's ''Film/{{Hercules 2014}}'' doesn't fare much better. With especially fake-looking CGI for its lion and hydra.

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* Despite costing 30 million more to produce than its box-office rival ''Film/TheLegendOfHercules'', Brett Ratner's ''Film/{{Hercules 2014}}'' doesn't fare much better. With especially Especially fake-looking CGI is used for its lion and hydra.



*** The CGI in the rest of the film also looks very hokey. Particularly during the parade fight.

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*** The CGI in the rest of the film also looks very hokey. Particularly hokey, particularly during the parade fight.



** The fourth film's effects also leave a lot to be desired. With blatant green screens, poor CGI, and at one point, a circuit board for the Spy Tracker 6000 featuring the words "Prop 1 Controller" on it.

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** The fourth film's effects also leave a lot to be desired. With desired: blatant green screens, poor CGI, and at one point, a circuit board for the Spy Tracker 6000 featuring the words "Prop 1 Controller" on it.



*** Throughout the original trilogy, garbage mattes[[note]] a term used for unwanted edges around an optically composited image[[/note]] appear often around the ships. While easily hidden in the space scenes. Other instances, like on Hoth, are not so lucky. All instances of this were removed for the special editions.

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*** Throughout the original trilogy, garbage mattes[[note]] a term used for unwanted edges around an optically composited image[[/note]] appear often around the ships. While easily hidden in the space scenes. Other instances, like scenes, other instances (like on Hoth, Hoth) are not so lucky. All instances of this were removed for the special editions.
9th Jul '16 6:04:58 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* Even ''Film/{{Speed}}'' was not invincible to this trope; in the scene where the first bus explodes, a lone red van is traveling ahead of the bus at the same slow pace. One can not only see the cable the van is using the drag the bus' burning hulk, but also the film crew in the distance who have blocked off the busy street.

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* Even ''Film/{{Speed}}'' was not invincible to this trope; ''Film/{{Speed}}'': in the scene where the first bus explodes, a lone red van is traveling ahead of the bus at the same slow pace. One can not only see the cable the van is using the drag the bus' burning hulk, but also the film crew in the distance who have blocked off the busy street.
9th Jul '16 6:02:45 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has a few deliberate ones:



** Then again, this being ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', all this is quite likely to be deliberate.
9th Jul '16 6:00:53 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''Film/SingingInTheRain'': When Don runs into the building that explodes, the characters off to the side change position with the cut.
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