This Video Explains Why Special Effects Peaked in the '90s

By Casey Chan on at

Here’s an interesting video explainer that details why special effects and fancy CGI has ruined movies (or at least, made them less enjoyable). It all feels too fake! Story Brain breaks down how as technology for CGI improved and allowed movie makers to do more with visual effects, our brains interpret it negatively.

It’s a really interesting watch. Story Brain points it out to “The WETA Effect”, or basically when Peter Jackson started killin’ it with his special effects.


This article originally appeared on Sploid, a Gizmodo blog of delicious brain candy