4 September 2012 11:52 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Though one can trek through the annals of film history and find countless instances of awful visual effects in everything from 1930s creature features to modern low-budget Asylum pics, our judgement of visual effects is so often tailored to our expectations that it’s never as galling – or as hilarious – than when a high-budget Hollywood feature boasts absurdly low-rent CGI. Thus, the focus in this feature is on recent films from the last decade-or-so, whereby many of the classic pitfalls should have been ironed out, but going by this list, they in fact haven’t been.

Also, while infuriating characters like Jar Jar Binks from George LucasStar Wars prequel trilogy inspire more ire than the below visual effects foibles combined, that is more a failure of personality than of aesthetic craft, so he and his kind have been excluded from the list. Also, films that are intended to be »

- Shaun Munro

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