Modern blockbusters, like The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 have impressive state-of-the-art special effects.
According to Variety, 10 visual effects companies and more than 3,000 visual effects shots were used in the Marvel blockbuster.
But special effects weren't always this seamless and realistic. It's taken the film industry decades to achieve the on-screen magic we see today.
In keeping with the Jewel's 70th Anniversary, let's take a quick look at some of the sci-fi special effects used in 1953.
As you can see, special effects have advanced greatly since 1953.
Sci-fi filmmakers from the 1950s had formidable budget and technical obstacles. Even so, they laid the foundation for later generations, including the talented artists who worked on the Guardians movies.
Guardians of the Galaxy is held over for a third week at the Jewel Theatre. Check jeweltheatre.ca for showtimes, and plan to come early to beat the ticket and popcorn lines.
See you at the movies!