Why do all the movies now have awful special effects?

SOUND EFFECTS
No matter what the action is, there's always a generic, heard-it-before, spatially ambiguous, mechanically unreal whoosh, phsss, or whumpf that tries to accentuate it.
In the old days of film the sound effects were made to sound physically REAL. But today's "sound effects" seem to be more of a backdrop, like music, yet more about shaking the chairs in the cinema - the dramatic equivalent of banging saucepans while watching a dramatic scene.

VISUAL EFFECTS
Along with the crass "whooshes" and "whumphs" come the "not-one-thing-or-another" swirling, blazing lights that accompany various super-hero battles. These variously-coloured lights are pretty standard fare, from one film to another. Who knows what they are? they are neither fire nor water, but always swirl unrealistically around heroes, villains and dragons.
Crap visual effects also include shaking the camera and switching rapidly from scene to scene before each scene can be taken in. This is supposed to produce tension. It's the dramatic equivalent of a fidgeter in a hat obscuring your view of the movie.
More crap special effects include the complete rejection of the theatre spatial format and the adoption of the perspective of the flying-dust-particle. Scenes unfold from every possible angle. It's the dramatic equivalent of enjoying taking a bite from your burger and fries while falling *** over tit with it.
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Why do all the movies now have awful special effects? SOUND EFFECTS No matter what the action is, there's always ... the dramatic equivalent of enjoying taking a bite from your burger and fries while falling *** over tit with it.

By 'all movies' you must mean all movies you see. Also you must be aware that most films, in the US at any rate. are being made for a specific target demographic which is largely defined by consumer potential so if you are not inside this target group..
Anyway, the most obvious technical element here is computerization which introduced a profound shift in production mechanics, at no points more so than the editing process and sound mixing.
Why do all the movies now have awful special effects? SOUND EFFECTS No matter what the action is, there's always ... the dramatic equivalent of enjoying taking a bite from your burger and fries while falling *** over tit with it.

In my opinion, many movies have very good special effects, some of the Independence Day, or Asteroid hitting Earth, or Tornado type special effects are very good.
Often the special effects are considerably better than the plot! Emotion: smile
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Also you must be aware that most films, in the US at any rate. are being made for a specific target demographic which is largely defined by consumer potential

i.e. morons.

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Why do all the movies now have awful special effects? ... burger and fries while falling *** over tit with it.

In my opinion, many movies have very good special effects, some of the Independence Day, or Asteroid hitting Earth, or Tornado type special effects are very good. Often the special effects are considerably better than the plot! Emotion: smile

They might LOOK and SOUND good, but they don't look or sound realistic. That's my point. You have to agree with that.
We've just come to accept these alternative, video-game game, artificial sounds and effects. They NEVER sound or look like the real thing, even if they are well done.
In years to come we will look back and wonder how we ever thought they were realistic.
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They might LOOK and SOUND good, but they don't look or sound realistic. That's my point. You have to agree with that.

Indeed that is very true IMO. This is probably because the real sound does not sound as we imagine it should. Take a gun shot for example. If you compare a gun-shot played on a news program, it is very different from a gun-shot sound effect. The real shot is acoustically much shorter and sharper.
We've just come to accept these alternative, video-game game, artificial sounds and effects. They NEVER sound or look like the real thing, even if they are well done.

True. But then we in the West live in a fantasy world, so fantasy effects are preferable to us.

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Why do all the movies now have awful special effects? ... burger and fries while falling *** over tit with it.

In my opinion, many movies have very good special effects, some of the Independence Day, or Asteroid hitting Earth, or Tornado type special effects are very good. Often the special effects are considerably better than the plot! Emotion: smile

The latest example of such movie I have seen would be the catastrophic "2012".
Script, acting, dialogues = atrocious.
Special effects = excellent.
YMMV.

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Special Effects can make or break any movie.
As can either Clich├ęs or Stereotypes.
A good movie well done is a good story well told.
It is just as important what is left out as what is allowed in.
Why do all the movies now have awful special effects?

Because they can't make good, realistic ones.
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