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Don’t Let THIS Happen to Your Eyes …

Un_Chien_AndalouIt’s October, and that means it’s Eye Injury Prevention Month — no, seriously. To support the cause, we’ve pooled together some big-screen eye-related horrors to guarantee you’ll steer clear of eye poking, plucking, slicing, and any other threats to your vision. Heed their warning, because there’s some high-quality cinema coming to theaters in the next few months that you’re going to want to be able to see.

Un Chien Andalou

If “eye stuff” in movies gets you (meaning you’re probably in the majority), don’t watch the opening sequence of Luis Bunuel’s 1929 debut film, which has been ranked as one of the most shocking in film history and probably gets shown to poor Filmmaking 101 students at schools everywhere. If you have seen it and wondered how it was done, it was a dead calf’s eye that Bunuel took a razor to.

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8 Great Moments of CGI Destruction

Michael Bay has made quite the name for himself for his work demolishing everything on his sets. We’ve got the treacherous asteroid of Armageddon, the reenactment of the attack on Pearl Harbor and, most recently, cars that transform into alien robots and smash big cities and monuments.

While Bay tends to win big at the box office, critical praise is not really his thing and, even though Transformers: Revenge of the Fallensnagged a whopping $836.3 million at the worldwide box office, Bay himself admitted that mistakes were made with the story. WithTransformers: Dark of the Moon due out on June 29th, the big question is, can Bay combine his fantastic CGI effects with a proper plot to result in a piece that isn’t only visually stimulating, but engaging and emotional, too? Had Bay considered any of these successful moments of CGI destruction, the odds might be in his favor.

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