The strange truth about CGI special effects is that they always look bad and they’re always getting better. Because while the dinos in Jurassic World or the car crashes in Terminator: Genisys are recognizably unreal, they’re miles ahead of the footage showcased in this supercut of bad special effects. And it’s not just B-movies like Mega Shark Vs. Giant Octopus that look ridiculous, big blockbusters from a decade or two ago like Air Force One, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Die Another Day feature the kind of special effects you’d now expect to see on any halfway decent YouTube channel. So while we’re rightfully complaining about the fake quality of our contemporary CGI, let’s also take a moment to acknowledge just how far we’ve come.
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