Watch the Evolution of VFX Through Academy Award Winning Movies

This brilliant video edited by Nelson Carvajal shows just how much visual effects have changed throughout movie history. The video starts with 1977's Star Wars and ends with this year's nominees for "Best Visual Effects". It wasn't until 1977 that the Academy Awards created an official category for "Best Visual Effects". Although, until 1995 the Academy Awards occasionally fell back to its old umbrella of "Special Achievement Academy Award".

 

 

LIST OF MOVIES

1977- Star Wars
1978- Superman (Special Achievement Award)
1979- Alien
1980- The Empire Strikes Back (Special Achievement Award)
1981- Raiders of the Lost Ark
1982- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
1983- Return of the Jedi (Special Achievement Award)
1984- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
1985- Cocoon
1986- Aliens
1987- Innerspace
1988- Who Framed Roger Rabbit
1989-The Abyss
1990- Total Recall (Special Achievement Award)
1991- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
1992- Death Becomes Her
1993- Jurassic Park
1994- Forrest Gump
1995- Babe
1996- Independence Day
1997- Titanic
1998- What Dreams May Come
1999- The Matrix
2000- Gladiator
2001- The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2002- The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004- Spider-Man 2
2005- King Kong
2006- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007- The Golden Compass
2008- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2009- Avatar
2010- Inception
2011- Hugo
2012- Life of Pi

2013 Nominees -

Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Star Trek: Into Darkness

On a personal note I am rooting for Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity" to win this year's Academy Awards for "Best Visual Effects".

Via: Sploid

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Agreed 99% with Spiderman being the exception. CGI was to goofy and obvious. < but thats me nit-picky at a movie I didn't very much like. 2013 GRAVITY hands down!