With Pacific Rim, Man Of Steel, The Hobbit and Iron Man 3 all being released last year, it is clear to see that the special effects blockbuster is still alive and kicking. When employed correctly, special effects can greatly enhance the enjoyment to be had from a film; but with new technology constantly emerging, it can often be the case that what knocked your socks off last year, will barely raise an eyebrow now. Of course this is not always the case; there are those movies which, even today, look fantastic, whether that be through the use of CGI, practical effects, set design, make up, or a combination of all of the above. For the purposes of this article, we have decided to take a look at those movies from before the millennium which were heavily reliant on special effects and yet, despite their advancing years, manage to utterly convince the audience that what they are seeing is real. It is no coincidence that all of these movies' special effects were completely integral to the story and so perhaps that is the reason they still hold up well. Or perhaps it is simply a case of a group of talented people at the absolute top of their game; either way you can't help but still be impressed by what you are seeing. So read on for 10 movies with special effects which could still rival those of modern cinema.
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