As modern movie buffs, we’re used to seeing our big-screen battles, creatures, chases and disasters looking incredibly (and sometimes uncomfortably) realistic, thanks to cutting-edge technology. We’ve become so accustomed to the today’s amazing computer trickery that we tend to forget about how embarrassingly terrible special effects were not too long ago. But don’t worry, here’s a jarring reminder.
A fan-made compilation of the worst movie special effects of all time has hit YouTube, and boy is it cringe-worthy.
The three-minute montage splices together scenes from some of the most disgraceful displays of SFX in film history, spanning action, horror and sci-fi. They’re real bad. And some of them aren’t even that old!
We’re talking the likes of Deep Blue Sea, Die Another Day, The Mummy Returns, Star Wars and, of course, the cinematic classic that was Killer Meatballs.
You gotta see these clips. Unfortunately, you can’t unsee them.