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Posted by k4tzm4n (39339 posts) 1 year, 3 months ago

Poll: The Comic Vine 2013 Movie Awards VOTING: Best Visual Effects (628 votes)

Iron Man 3 5%
Man of Steel 31%
Pacific Rim 35%
Star Trek Into Darkness 6%
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 15%
Thor: The Dark World 8%

Welcome to the second edition of the Comic Vine Movie Awards! We know there's plenty of fantastic looking movies heading our way in the years to come, but let's take some time to reflect on just how much awesomeness was packed into 2013. We each have our favorites and now you have the opportunity to tell the world why these films deserve praise.

Keeping it limited to just comic book movies would restrict matters, so we included a few films we know the community really dug this year, too. We've created 10 categories -- ranging from best director to best movie -- and ultimately, the winner of each category will be determined by your votes. Will Marvel and DC take a majority of the awards or will one of the other films swoop in and earn extra praise? Go get your vote on, Viners!

To vote in other categories, check out the main article which will be located on the homepage!

Winners will be announced next Monday (12/30/13).

#1 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4402 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted MoS

#2 Posted by Deranged Midget (18229 posts) - - Show Bio

Best special effects goes to Pacific Rim hands down, although I wish they really did have more daytime action sequences :(

#3 Posted by ccraft (9577 posts) - - Show Bio


#4 Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse (6489 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim, easily.

#5 Edited by k4tzm4n (39339 posts) - - Show Bio

The entire scene with Smaug = earned my vote.

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#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (38991 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim

MoS was just green screen but Del Toro actually built the inside of the mechs.

#7 Posted by Ninjablade09 (3246 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim hands down.

#8 Posted by Mucklefluga (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

C'mon the answer is Star Trek guys!!!

If you voted for Hobbit then that saddens me. The scene with the gold, bleurgh.

#9 Edited by SynCig (847 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Pacific Rim but all of these deserve votes except The Hobbit. The liquid gold aka macaroni cheese was just horrid. The practical effects in the Lord of the Rings trilogy really blow away everything they've done in The Hobbit so far.

#10 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (10023 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm have to go with Pacific Rim.

#11 Edited by Oscars94 (2822 posts) - - Show Bio

Man Of Steel. Krypton looked amazing!

#12 Posted by RustyRoy (14858 posts) - - Show Bio

Hobbit easily

#13 Posted by Doomnaut (2326 posts) - - Show Bio


#14 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (9531 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific RIM damnit!!! Mon of Steel overdid it.

#15 Edited by Deathstroke19 (3858 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Agreed. Smaug actually looked real. Best dragon I've seen in any live action movie.

#16 Posted by SavageDragon (2257 posts) - - Show Bio


#17 Posted by EvilPenguin543 (181 posts) - - Show Bio

Easily Pacific Rim.

#18 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (7278 posts) - - Show Bio

Hobbit.....GOLDEN SMAUG...

#19 Posted by MuyJingo (2645 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure why MoS is getting so many votes. Making people fly and destroying cities is not so impressive.

#20 Edited by tomlikesfries (5293 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim easily.

#21 Posted by BlackLegRaph (1787 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim or MOS. None of the others come close.

#22 Posted by Outside_85 (11312 posts) - - Show Bio

Have to give it to Pacific Rim, it's the only thing it does very very well.

#23 Posted by War Killer (20742 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim's effects were awesome, that second-to-last fight looked freakin' epic on the big screen.

#24 Edited by Lunacyde (19942 posts) - - Show Bio other movie had something on the scale and grandeur of Smaug. MoS was a close second.

#25 Posted by mikeman1090 (9 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Same here. Smaug was just intimidatingly awesome

#26 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3973 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim, it was awesome CGI.

#27 Posted by marvel_dc_heroes_villains (148 posts) - - Show Bio

I found that Hobbit looked a bit cheap, like all the money had gone on the (admittedly utterly incredible) Smaug. Everything else looked impressive, but nothing really blew me away with its unique effects like Pacific Rim did.

#28 Posted by Skyfire (765 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim's effects were the best I've ever seen, never mind the best of 2013. MOS doesn't deserve to win.

#29 Posted by Ostyo (11567 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hobbit iz the only right answer.

#30 Posted by Doctor_Malekith (59 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't decide between The Hobbit, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, and Star Trek Into Darkness.

#31 Posted by reaverlation (18214 posts) - - Show Bio

MoS is awesome and all but over Pacific Rim?Not happening

#32 Posted by EnigmaLantern (773 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Star Trek, simply because I haven't seen Pacific Rim or The Hobbit

#33 Posted by tximinoman (290 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim should win this one.

#34 Edited by danaquinn (9 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Pacific Rim. Most of the film was full CGI, yet each second was brilliant.

#35 Posted by buttersdaman000 (11991 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim easily

#36 Edited by TimeLordScience (1563 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on everyone, help Man of Steel lose a category! Lol, but really, Pacific Rim's visuals were great.

#37 Posted by GrenadeFlow (1862 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim IMO

MOS comes in second place

#38 Posted by feedonatreefrog (273 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Man of Steel, but some of the CGI was uneven.

While a lot of it was impressive, there were some really bad CG shots.

Pacific Rim had perfect CGI, and a lot of it too.

#39 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1628 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim hands down!

#40 Edited by Shallbecomeabattoo (369 posts) - - Show Bio

MoS. As much as I think that parts of the Smallville fight looked weird and plastic the end fight with zod and the destruction in Metropolis really had my jaw on the floor, like nothing else. Pacific Rim may have better visual effects all around, but MoS wowed me much more nonetheless.

#41 Posted by logy5000 (6820 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim, no contest.

Didn't anyone but me notice that Micheal Shannon was walking on a treadmill when he said: "I'm going to make them suffer Kal. I will take them all from you 1 by 1?" And that Superman hovering directly afterward was cable suspension?

#42 Posted by Vaeternus (9558 posts) - - Show Bio


#43 Posted by youngman_logan96 (367 posts) - - Show Bio

Man of steel obviously,and pacific RIM was epic boredom

#44 Posted by McG (38 posts) - - Show Bio

Fast 6 was def the best movie for me but as its comics I wen't with Thor2.

#45 Edited by M3th (2106 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific Rim or Hobbit? Decisions.


#46 Posted by Jaymundo (183 posts) - - Show Bio

I am suprised this is not a tight battle between The Hobbit and Pacific Rim

#47 Edited by The_Titan_Lord (7636 posts) - - Show Bio


#48 Posted by ghost_rider_888 (41 posts) - - Show Bio

pacific rim or Hobbit ( because of smaug duh...)
but probably pacific rim , that movies cgi was amazing

#49 Posted by mikep12 (4266 posts) - - Show Bio

Pacific or Mos I choose Mos