Not so special effects

Mikey 6 comments
Not so special effects

Inspired by seeing the Horse Skid video turn up on yet another web site (and appropriately ridiculed), I thought it would be fun to research some of the worst special effects to appear on film.

Admittedly Youtube was the extent of my research, but there's no denying the following five videos clips can be filed under the 'maybe we should try harder next time' category.

The horse skid.

Bollywood has a lot to answer for when it comes to special effects. They truly rank among the words worst, as evident by this hilarious horse stunt.

Shark Attack.

There's nothing funnier than special effects that combine stock footage with obvious disproportionate masking. This is pure gold.

Shoot the landing gear.

The CGI in this movie is barely up to the standard what Hollywood use just for their low res drafts. Matrix meets 'My first 3D Studio Max Project'.

Van roll.

This PSA video obviously couldn't afford a stuntman/car crash combo in the budget. What to do? Outsource the CGI to a local high school? Maybe.

Over acted fight scene.

To be fair, this scene was done in a single pass, which would have been difficult to choreograph. But the over-acting by the villains make it just so laughable. They seem to suffer from 'video game enemy' syndrome, where it assumed that once you are off-screen, you are either dead or incapable of retaliation. The guy who got stopped by being tripped up by a chair is a perfect example.

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Monday 30th July 2007 | 11:27 PM

LOL @ the shark one. Does anyone know what movie that is from?

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Monday 30th July 2007 | 11:45 PM

i was exhausted after that fight scene!!

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Tuesday 31st July 2007 | 12:04 AM

Very funny.

The fight scene, though, if it was shot better, with appropriate music, everyone would say how good it was. As stunt people, they're pretty damn good for the budget range they're in.

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Tuesday 31st July 2007 | 12:05 AM

I thought the fight scene was great! What are you complaining about?! Anybody know what its called?

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Tuesday 31st July 2007 | 08:23 PM

Surely the hose slide has to be a comedy! My sides are hurting.

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Wednesday 1st August 2007 | 06:07 PM

Noting like an accidental comedy!

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