21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

If Summer blockbusters are any indication, the acting in a movie can be completely wooden so long as the special effects threaten to literally blow the skin of the audience's meat sacks.

Our readers compiled a list of movies that obviously missed that memo, and wasted their budgets on who knows what. The worst offender is below, but first the runners-up ...

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Entry by keinkampf

Cool, a video game boss from Resident Evil? No... this poorly animated creature is one of the primary antagonists in: T HE MUMmy RETURNS A 2001 movie

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Entry by Stroogie

CRACKED.COM Star Trek: The Motion Picture Star Trek: The wrath of Khan Need a new space station? Spent all your budget on chest wax for Ricardo Montal

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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The production company making the $80 million sci-fi epic A Sound of Thunder went bankrupt before filming was completed. With no money left, the filmm

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Entry by Joe Corwin

CRAGKED CONT DIRECTOR PHIL TUCKER HAD ORIGINALLY 3D PLANNED FOR THERE TO BE A ROBOT VILLAIN IN ROBOT MONSTER. WHEN USE OF THE ROBOT COSTUME THEY WANTE

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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The Salkinds. producers of the first three Superman movies. sold the rights to these guys... CANNONGROUP INC Poduotion ...who slashed the budget for S

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Entry by Hadeskabir

ISLAND TRANEFORME! FORMERS DARK DF THE m on Michael Bay used footage from his 2005 movie The Island in Transformers 3. CRACKED.COM

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Entry by T. S. Obiech

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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Entry by Hadeskabir

CRACKED CO Transformers Pearl Harbor Michael Bay used the same footage of the aircraft carrier from Pearl Harbor (2001) in Transformers (2007).

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Entry by whoiswillo

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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Entry by Hadeskabir

GH STBUSTERSI II It's just so obviously a person painted green and wearing a Liberty costume. CRACKED

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Entry by onison

CRACKED COM Remember this explosion from Hulk?

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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Remember the De-evolution gun from this train wreck Of a film? T SACIHHOPE SUPER NINTENDO APRTOIF Hmmmm, wonder why it looks SO familiar? CRACKEDcO

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Entry by cate9000

4 The thing they never tell you about Freddy Krueger: He turns you into a mannequin before killing you. Or at least he did with this lady.

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In the famous wounded soldier sequence of Gone With the Wind, a mini version of Atlanta built was However, due to a shortage of extras half of the sol

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Entry by Paka

21 Stunningly Cheap (And Bad) Special Effects

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This thing in Alien RROGB Mr. Fusion in Back to the Future COFFEE GRINDER *ees LUONE CRACKED COM