MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Special Effects...
Well, this weekend we helped to celebrate our country's birthday by taking in some truly incredible fireworks. The son of our weekend guests was so inspired he wanted to learn all about how fireworks create the special effects that they do. The movies are full of special effects - sometimes magical scenes or strange creatures, but more often than not, things getting blown up! Here are our choices for movies that contain wicked awesome special effects. Share on your blog SFX films that blew you away, linking back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Star Wars (1977) - The first special effects we ever saw were from Star Wars. And you know what? It still holds up today. Amazing. We still dream of blowing up the Death Star in magnificent fashion.
- LOTR - The Two Towers (2002) - Lets face it. This entire trilogy of films was spectacular in its effects. But that battle scene at the end of The Two Towers seals the deal. Not to mention walking trees kicking ass in another part of Middle Earth. So incredibly cool.
- Jurassic Park (1993) - OK. Those dinosaurs looked real. So much so that I began to think the plot was entirely realistic. Which scared me. I don't want to come nose to nose with a living dinosaur. Ever.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) - This was the first movie we ever saw on DVD. Good choice. The opening sequence was mind blowing. I felt like I was there - watching the bullets fly underwater in terror, whizzing by my helmet as I came ashore, and storming the bloodied beach. Chills.
- Forrest Gump (1994) - I know perfectly well that Gary Sinise has both of his legs. But I'm telling you - there is no way to prove it when you see him portray Lt. Dan. It was also cool to marvel at Tom Hanks inserted into all of those historic moments. How'd they do that?
- Hannibal (2001) - You thought Silence of the Lambs got into your head? Try the sequel. Ray Liotta gets to TASTE what's INSIDE of his OWN head. Nasty!!!! Freaky. And soooo jaw dropping to watch. Oh. And there's a disemboweled dude as well as death by frenzied killer boars. Yup. The effects here make this experience truly horrifying. Just the way I like 'em.
- The Matrix (1999) - I still don't understand the plot, and I'm not the world's biggest Keanu fan, but I love love love the super slo-mo effects during the fight scenes. It was fresh and new and I ate it up.