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An American Werewolf in London has some great effects. The below being a prime example, as well as many of the scenes with Jack's character.



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A few more that come to mind upon further thought: Predator, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 2010: The Year We Made Contact.



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I'd say "The Fly" (1986) has the most impressive visual effects, followed by "Hellraiser" (1987) and "The Thing" (1982). The practical effects peaked in the 80's. I'm not a fan of CGI. You just see it's not real and then it's not believable.



siebensus4 said:

I'm not a fan of CGI. You just see it's not real and then it's not believable.

Depends on the CGI.



Star Wars was mind-blowing at the time.



 

 

 

 

 

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Honestly, I don't think any looked better than the effects in the Star Wars Trilogy (pre-Special Edition). The puppetry, models, and visual tricks they implemented were revolutionary.



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Great examples by everyone, also the Ninja Turtle Suits in the first 1990 movie by Jim Henson's Creature Shop,



foxmccloud64 said:

Great examples by everyone, also the Ninja Turtle Suits in the first 1990 movie by Jim Henson's Creature Shop,

Oh, Jim Henson is a great example. The Dark Crystal shows excellent effects.



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Mnementh said:

Oh, Jim Henson is a great example. The Dark Crystal shows excellent effects.

I'm still really miffed Age of Resistance got cancelled after one season.



Mnementh said:

Oh, Jim Henson is a great example. The Dark Crystal shows excellent effects.

His puppetry and costume was really above and beyond also from them we have Labyrinth in 1986 and The Witches from 1990 those really gave me the chills when i was a kid unlike the new movie.