Modern-day special effects create the opportunity for a spectator to fully immerse themselves in a movie. However, even a few of the biggest blockbusters produced by the world’s most acclaimed directors made this list of the worst CGI effects in action films. Say it ain’t so Spielberg and Lucas! Which of their films have to be considered among the worst CGI moments in action movies? Definitely Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the first two Star Wars prequels.
Everyone knows that movies are a false reality. Part of the agreement between spectator and filmmaker is to remove the barrier between what is real and what is on the big screen. So when horrible effects are used in a movie, it completely shatters the suspension of disbelief for audiences.
The snakes on the plane were designed to be terrifying; they weren’t because of bad CGI. The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns was supposed to be an antagonist that instilled fear, he didn’t because of horrible effects. The worst CGI scenes in action movies literally result in the opposite of their intentions.
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