Best Movie Make-up [Updated]
4528 7.3 7.61. The Fifth Element (1997)
1945 6.7 6.82. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Johann Schmidt/Red Skull
As I am updating this, I'm watching the film in awe, not really over the movie itself, but the amazing quality of the prosthetic[s]. I don't think I've ever really been so amazed over something as - & I say this VERY lightly - simple, as [a] head-only piece[s]. It's seamless; so smooth & though disturbing, it's not gruesome at all. I don't see anyone calling it over-the-top. It's definitely not a wasted effort.
6049 7 7.43. X-Men (2000)
4614 7.9 8.44. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
I couldn't find the proper image to show the workmanship of this particular fake-up, but I love the entire ensemble of the Twi'lek beings. They're done with such simplicity, that it looks effortless, but you can tell it probably took hours to perfect.
2906 7.9 8.15. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
8895 8.1 8.86. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the... (2001)
As a girl, I was sort of forced into watching LOTR, BUT I have to say, I was entirely amazed with it. Not just because of the make-up either. But, my favorite part was seeing the different creatures all brought to life through prosthetics. I am fully aware that some of it was done digitally, but the stuff that wasn't is amazing.
1124 6.5 6.97. Men in Black 3 (2012)
Boris The Animal
I wasn't entirely aware of how much work went into Boris' look until I started looking at pictures recently. Which is why it took so long to add him. In the movie you really don't get the full effect of his creepy little details. I have to say that while it's not up to Red Skull quality to me, that it's pretty well done.
5903 7.2 7.68. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
This is one of the things on a small list that disappointed me a little with the Harry Potter films & it almost didn't make this list. But I have to say, the time behind it wasn't completely wasted. While the prosthetic looks okay, the idea was better. I realize it's hard to actually bring things to life that weren't really meant to be, but I feel like the effort put into the idea wasn't strong enough. It's still one of the best things I've seen based on a lot of other films, but for what it was meant to be, it didn't satisfy me.
6430 6.7 7.29. Men in Black (1997)
The Edgar Suit
Once again, I couldn't find an image that did this one justice, but I had to add it. I love the idea, despite how much it creeps me out. The execution is as disturbing as it could get & even though most of it was the actor's face, the texture to his skin is what really did it. The decay & gravely surface sold the idea, for me.
1061 5.5 5.910. The Time Machine (2002)
1047 6.5 7.311. Galaxy Quest (1999)
2846 5.8 5.912. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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