The Hollywood mistakes thread got me thinking. Will people a few hundred years from now look back at something like The Mummy Returns, see that it was a big budget film in a popular franchise which made $433 million at the box office, and think that we were all impressed by it? Or will criticism of the effects last just as long and be just as prominent as the film itself? Maybe The Mummy Returns will be forgotten about, or just used as an example of CGI growing pains. I ask because we've all heard stories about people of the past being overly impressed by bad special effects or just film itself. There's that story about the early film Train Pulling into a Station/L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat about people running from the screen because they thought it was so realistic. That sounds like bullshit to me. History has a way of painting people of the past as gullible idiots. It'll no doubt happen to us, too. You've probably watched an old film at some point in your life and either said or heard it be said that "People back then thought this looked real." Will the same be said of The Mummy Returns? I'm kind of joking with the Mummy stuff, but is there a chance contemporary CGI-filled blockbusters will be thought of as appearing realistic to us by people of the future?