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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANALYSING ACTION/ADVENTURE MOVIES

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SPECIAL EFFECTS AND GRAPHICS

 
Special effects and graphics are used in nearly all movies, even if it isn't an important part of the movie. All movies at least display the cast using graphics at the start and end of the movie. Over the years, action/adventure movies have relied more on great stunts to please cinema-goers who expect more from their movies these days. Film companies try to outdo their rivals by creating even bigger stunts or special effects to make their movies better.

An example of a movie which relied on special effects a lot is the recent remake of War of the Worlds. All of the aliens are made from CGI (Computer Generated Images) and when the aliens use their lasers to wipe out humans who are fleeing from them, CGI is also used then to show the humans being vapourised by the lasers. CGI is used because there is no other or better way to make this part of the story possible on the big screen.

A lot of special effects are still stunts that are put together on a set, which usually are made to follow a certain path to make it work. The biggest and most expensive stunts in the movie usually tend to be slowed down and sometimes repeated over and over again from different angles.






Colin Pike - Wednesday 19th October 2005