25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

Cracked pays people to make smart memes. Visit the Photoplasty and Pictofacts Workshop to get in on it.

We're quick to fill in the blanks behind the craziest effects we see in movies by wondering at what they can do with computers these days. But as it turns out, there's nothing but old-fashioned ingenuity and elbow grease behind some of the most memorable movie moments of all time.

Here are some impressive examples of old-school movie magic you might have missed -- or taken for granted.

Advertisement

25
Entry by Murray Blanc

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

24
Entry by peachykuehn

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

23
Entry by T. S. Obiech

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

22
Entry by bazooka

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

21
Entry by guydouglas

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

20
Entry by anakedjew

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

19
Entry by Paka

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

18
Entry by Quo

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

17
Entry by T. S. Obiech

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

16
Entry by dritjon

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

15
Entry by maluba

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

14
Entry by Paka

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

13
Entry by Danzy

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

12
Entry by dritjon

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

11
Entry by mightyzamfir

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

10
Entry by dritjon

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

9
Entry by thebreak

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

8
Entry by mightyzamfir

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

6
Entry by Paka

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

5

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

4
Entry by Joh20XD6

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

3
Entry by ALosophy

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make

2
Entry by Mike Bedard

25 Killer Special Effects That Took Moving Mountains To Make