History SpecialEffectFailure / LiveActionFilm

20th Jun '16 11:26:28 PM erforce
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* The opening scene of ''Along Came A Spider'' contains a car crash that is so fake, it's clear that the effects artists used CGI rather than a real vehicle to pull it off. The {{Narm}} is then piled on as the crashed car teeters and then falls off the edge of a hydroelectric dam, in a cartoon-like shot resembling [[WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E Coyote]] falling into a canyon.

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* The opening scene of ''Along Came A Spider'' ''Film/AlongCameASpider'' contains a car crash that is so fake, it's clear that the effects artists used CGI rather than a real vehicle to pull it off. The {{Narm}} is then piled on as the crashed car teeters and then falls off the edge of a hydroelectric dam, in a cartoon-like shot resembling [[WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner [[WesternAnimation/WileECoyoteAndTheRoadrunner Wile E E. Coyote]] falling into a canyon.
19th Jun '16 6:56:37 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ''The Creeping Terror'' featured a monster which looked remarkably like a giant tea cosy.

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* ''The Creeping Terror'' ''Film/TheCreepingTerror'' featured a monster which looked remarkably like a giant tea cosy.cosy. It eats people, but in order to do so it has to move towards them very slowly, and the actors have to help it out by crawling into its mouth.
6th Jun '16 3:44:30 PM Doug86
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* Bats on strings in old ''Franchise/{{Dracula}}'' films, from {{Universal|Horror}} to a late Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} film.

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* Bats on strings in old ''Franchise/{{Dracula}}'' films, from {{Universal|Horror}} Franchise/{{Universal|Horror}} to a late Film/{{Hammer|Horror}} film.
6th Jun '16 6:00:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is almost a given with many low-budget films made today by studios such as TheAsylum. The CGI is especially chintzy, lacking any sense of mass and often badly composited into the film. Watch any of their films: ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus'', ''Mega Piranha'', ''Film/{{Transmorphers}}'', ''Alien vs Hunter'', and you'll see just how shameful it is.

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* This is almost a given with many low-budget films made today by studios such as TheAsylum.Creator/TheAsylum. The CGI is especially chintzy, lacking any sense of mass and often badly composited into the film. Watch any of their films: ''Film/MegaSharkVsGiantOctopus'', ''Mega Piranha'', ''Film/{{Transmorphers}}'', ''Alien vs Hunter'', and you'll see just how shameful it is.
26th May '16 11:11:15 PM BobRiddle
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*** Beast, where in his other appearances looks very feline, here looks like ''Series/TeenWolf''...
21st May '16 1:46:13 PM erforce
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* Though groundbreaking with its visual effects, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' flubbed it a bit with plain old-fashioned prop work. When broken bits from Dana's roof come raining down into the street during the face-off with Gozer, one of the chunks clearly ''bounces off'' a police barricade, revealing itself to be foam, not concrete.

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* ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''
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Though groundbreaking with its visual effects, ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' the film flubbed it a bit with plain old-fashioned prop work. When broken bits from Dana's roof come raining down into the street during the face-off with Gozer, one of the chunks clearly ''bounces off'' a police barricade, revealing itself to be foam, not concrete.



* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has several bad effects, which surprised many critics because of the reported $175 million budget (as well as coming out the same summer as ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and ''Film/StarTrek'', also from the same studio). First, we have any time CGI is used to animate a vehicle. In particular, the scene where the Joes' plane is heading to The Pit contains horrid texture work, looking almost as bad as the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames tie-in video game]]; attempting to give the plane a glossy shine but horribly botching it. Next, we have the chase scene in Paris with some of the most obvious CGI work ever: Scarlett on a motorcycle moves unnaturally rubbery, Duke and Ripcord in the Accelerator Suits have a shoddy sense of speed (made all the more grating by the special features on the DVD revealing that one of the CGI shots of them in the suits took ''four years'' to render, and the practical suits look great), and the Nanomites being used on the Eiffel Tower looked awful (some compared it to the slime from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''). Finally, we have the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics sinking ice]] resulting from Cobra's underwater base being destroyed at the film's final battle.

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* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has several bad effects, which surprised many critics because of the reported $175 million budget (as well as coming out the same summer as ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and ''Film/StarTrek'', also from the same studio). First, we have any time CGI is used to animate a vehicle. In particular, the scene where the Joes' plane is heading to The Pit contains horrid texture work, looking almost as bad as the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames tie-in video game]]; attempting to give the plane a glossy shine but horribly botching it. Next, we have the chase scene in Paris with some of the most obvious CGI work ever: Scarlett on a motorcycle moves unnaturally rubbery, Duke and Ripcord in the Accelerator Suits have a shoddy sense of speed (made all the more grating by the special features on the DVD revealing that one of the CGI shots of them in the suits took ''four years'' to render, and the practical suits look great), and the Nanomites being used on the Eiffel Tower looked awful (some compared it to the slime from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'').''Ghostbusters''). Finally, we have the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics sinking ice]] resulting from Cobra's underwater base being destroyed at the film's final battle.
30th Apr '16 2:29:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** In the scene where Clark Kent is talking to Lois Lane in his appartment, the shadow from the cameraman can briefly be seen on Reeve. And then, for the rest of the scene, the camera light is casting a hard shadow of Christopher Reeve on the wall next to the door. Very poor lighting.

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** In the scene where Clark Kent is talking to Lois Lane in his appartment, apartment, the shadow from the cameraman can briefly be seen on Reeve. And then, for the rest of the scene, the camera light is casting a hard shadow of Christopher Reeve on the wall next to the door. Very poor lighting.
21st Apr '16 3:52:42 PM philipnova798
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* ''A*P*E'', a Korean ''Film/KingKong'' rip-off said to have some of the worst models ever. At one point, the giant monster steps over a toy cow.

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* ''A*P*E'', a Korean ''Film/KingKong'' rip-off said to have some of the worst models ever. At one point, the giant monster steps over a toy cow. You can even see the strings on the helicopters at several points during the climax.
** The ape suit itself looks like a cheap Halloween costume. And you can see it falling apart throughout the film.



** Given its [[TroubledProduction production issues]], it's pretty obvious that the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 2015]] film would have rushed effects work. Just how rushed however, ''well...''

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** Given its [[TroubledProduction production issues]], it's pretty obvious that the [[Film/FantasticFour2015 2015]] film would have rushed effects work. Just how rushed however, ''well...rushed? ''Well...''



* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has several bad effects, which surprised many critics because of the reported $175 million budget (as well as coming out the same summer as ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and ''Film/StarTrek'' from the same studio). First, we have any time CGI is used to animate a vehicle. In particular, the scene where the Joes' plane is heading to The Pit contains horrid texture work, looking almost as bad as the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames tie-in video game]]; attempting to give the plane a glossy shine but horribly botching it. Next, we have the chase scene in Paris with some of the most obvious CGI work ever: Scarlett on a motorcycle moves unnaturally rubbery, Duke and Ripcord in the Accelerator Suits have a shoddy sense of speed (made all the more grating by the special features on the DVD revealing that one of the CGI shots of them in the suits took ''four years'' to render, and the practical suits look great), and the Nanomites being used on the Eiffel Tower looked awful (some compared it to the slime from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''). Finally, we have the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics sinking ice]] resulting from Cobra's underwater base being destroyed at the film's final battle.

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** During Stay-Puft's rampage, there's several instances where the optical compositing fails spectacularly. This is most noticeable when he destroys the church, as it crumbles despite him not clearing it.
** The Stop-Motion terror dog doesn't look like it's actually there, even though they do a fairly good job of having it crush a table and smash down a door.
** In the widescreen edition, several ghost trails get cut off at the end when they get released from the containment chamber.
* ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' has several bad effects, which surprised many critics because of the reported $175 million budget (as well as coming out the same summer as ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' and ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek'', also from the same studio). First, we have any time CGI is used to animate a vehicle. In particular, the scene where the Joes' plane is heading to The Pit contains horrid texture work, looking almost as bad as the [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames tie-in video game]]; attempting to give the plane a glossy shine but horribly botching it. Next, we have the chase scene in Paris with some of the most obvious CGI work ever: Scarlett on a motorcycle moves unnaturally rubbery, Duke and Ripcord in the Accelerator Suits have a shoddy sense of speed (made all the more grating by the special features on the DVD revealing that one of the CGI shots of them in the suits took ''four years'' to render, and the practical suits look great), and the Nanomites being used on the Eiffel Tower looked awful (some compared it to the slime from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''). Finally, we have the [[ArtisticLicensePhysics sinking ice]] resulting from Cobra's underwater base being destroyed at the film's final battle.
21st Apr '16 5:17:09 AM erforce
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** The [[Film/FantasticFour films]] released in 2005 and 2007 fare a little better compared to the others, but it's still pretty obvious they didn't get Reed's stretching abilities down. Silver Surfer in the second film wavers between a cheap rubber suit, or a cheap clone of [[Film/{{Terminator 2}} the T-1000]].

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** The [[Film/FantasticFour [[Film/FantasticFour2005 films]] released in 2005 and 2007 fare a little better compared to the others, but it's still pretty obvious they didn't get Reed's stretching abilities down. Silver Surfer in the [[Film/FantasticFourRiseOfTheSilverSurfer second film film]] wavers between a cheap rubber suit, or a cheap clone of [[Film/{{Terminator 2}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the T-1000]].
19th Apr '16 3:57:37 AM erforce
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* The introduction of CGI to the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' franchise in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' had mixed effects. Notably, the car chase in the jungle had some really dodgy green-screening.
** To say nothing of the [[spoiler:Shia [=LaBeouf=] Tarzan sequence]]. Not everything is better with monkeys. Actually, let's extend it to everything involving animals in the film, because there are some of the fakest prairie dogs ever committed to film. And there have been a lot.

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* ''Franchise/IndianaJones''
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The introduction of CGI to the ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' franchise in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull'' had mixed effects. Notably, the car chase in the jungle had some really dodgy green-screening.
** *** To say nothing of the [[spoiler:Shia [=LaBeouf=] Tarzan sequence]]. Not everything is better with monkeys. Actually, let's extend it to everything involving animals in the film, because there are some of the fakest prairie dogs ever committed to film. And there have been a lot.



** In the snake pit in the first film, Indy lands on the floor ''inches'' away from a rearing cobra...with a highly visible reflection in the clear barrier protecting Harrison Ford from any accidents. This was fixed on the DVD and nobody has complained.
** Also in ''Raiders'', after Indy shoots the driver of the truck and it ends up flipping on its side, the log from the spring-loaded mechanism the filmmakers used to flip it is clearly visible behind one of the rear tires.

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** In the snake pit in the first film, ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'', Indy lands on the floor ''inches'' away from a rearing cobra...with a highly visible reflection in the clear barrier protecting Harrison Ford from any accidents. This was fixed on the DVD and nobody has complained.
** *** Also in ''Raiders'', after Indy shoots the driver of the truck and it ends up flipping on its side, the log from the spring-loaded mechanism the filmmakers used to flip it is clearly visible behind one of the rear tires.
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