Why Special Effects in Movies Peaked in the 1990s

Why Special Effects in Movies Peaked in the 1990s

This video created by StoryBrain that explains the details of why CGI special effects peaked in the ’90s and how the improvement of the technology has ruined movies, beginning with Peter Jackson‘s King Kong. Even though CGI technology has allowed filmmakers to do more in bringing their stories to life, our brains process it negatively. I also wonder sometimes why 90’s was the era when animations peaked and we have seen some of the most original and ground breaking animation in that era. Video below provide the answer to that question beautifully.

A lot of people have said that Special Effects in movies feel hollow compared to the movies from 10 or 20 years ago. Obviously, CGI plays a part, but there’s a very specific reason that things aren’t working as well.


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