Viral Video of the Day: The Evolution of Visual Effects

Three minutes of video. 136 years of our wildest dreams.

From the first Zoetropes to last weekend's Godzilla, movie special effects have shown several generations of wide-eyed filmgoers things they couldn't even imagine.

This quick history of movie effects is a loving tribute to the visionaries and technicians who have made us believe the unbelievable for almost 140 years.