I came across an interesting little article yesterday on PodcastFilmReview.com about the top ten uses of special effects for story telling. It was refreshing to see someone looking at this from the angle of the story telling rather than just for the special effects themselves.
Much as I like effects and value the way in which they enhance the overall experience of a movie, if the story telling is empty then the movie fails for me - regardless of how good the effects are. I can't say that I agreed with all the choices - BladeRunner would have been higher up the list if I had compiled it myself - but it makes interesting reading.
Take a look at the list here and see what you think.
I would love to hear which movie you think should have made top billing in this list.