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It is that time of the year again. The Oscars are right around the corner and we cannot wait to find out who made the cut this time! Exactly five days from now, is the scheduled bake-off where the experts will see a 10 minute excerpt from each contending movie. Of these 9, only 5 will move on to be the top 5 contenders who get a shot at holding the Oscar.

 

Top VFX contenders for Oscar nomination

 

In no particular order, here are the movies that have made it this far.

 

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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The X-Men movies have depended upon the use of visual effects for quite some time now and nothing has changed with this part in the series. The movie shows the journey that the characters need to take to change the past so that the human race, mutant or otherwise, can survive in the future. Sounds complicated right. It made sense on screen only because the visual effects rocked!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Just as the Steve Rogers struggles to understand the modern world that he has woken up too, he has to team up with the Back Widow. Together it is now up to them to stop an assassin from history known as the Winter Soldier.

Transformers Age of Extinction

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This last part to be released of the transformers franchise was not received well by the audience. It has the lowest rating any movie has ever gotten by critics and the regular moving going crowd on the rotten tomatoes alike. If there was, anything that people spoke well off was the visual effects in the movie. This movie is certainly not winning the Oscar for anything else so we do hope it at least makes it through to the final five at the very least.

Dawn of the Planet of Apes

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When a pandemic disease wipes out the planet, the apes who survive the disease are left to fight the human survivors 10 years later. How do you think this movie would have fared without visual effects supporting it? We never need to think about it because it was simply wonderful with it.

Guardians of the galaxy

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When fanatical alien wants to take over the entire universe, it falls in the hands of four criminals to protect the innocents and play guardians for a change. Set in space, this is another movie that would be nothing without VFX.

Interstellar

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Set in times when the human species is about to be wiped off the planet earth due a crop failure, the movie is all about how a team of astronauts travel through a wormhole hoping to find a planet that could sustain human life. They not just made the wormhole with the visual effects but the black holes and the planet that they were to reach too! This movie was most certainly a stunner.

Maleficent

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Sometimes magic can be the cause of the problem. And that is what happened when a vengeful fairy curses a princess who is the only one who could bring peace to the land. And we don’t need to tell you how good the visual effects in this movie was!

Night in the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

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Larry needs to save the magic that brings the museum to life after dark. As he does it, he also brings together beloved old and new characters. Do you think one will make it through?

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

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After they won the Lonely Mountain back, it was time to protect it against the darkness! What did you think of the Hobbit?

 

Many say that the one movie they are sure will make it through is Interstellar and the remaining four spots shall be a battle to the death! Do you agree with them? We can’t wait for the 10th of January to find out who the five nominees will be!

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