As far as I am concerned, there is nothing sacred about the original FX in STV. As I mentioned before, the staging of the original FX was horrible!
Why keep it the same?
All I can say is, I wouldn't...
Ditto. The quality of theoriginal effects is poor, but what really
hurts the movie is the poor staging and composition of those FX. If the staging had been better I think the sub par quality would be overlooked.
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