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  • Summary: The Movies: Stunts & Effects allows players to hone their movie making skills with features that can turn an ordinary script into an extraordinary blockbuster. In addition to stunts and effects, the game introduces new backdrops, costumes and props, as well as upgrades to the Advanced Movie Making mode that lets players take control of even more movie features. Players are further immersed into the Hollywood lifestyle as they train and manage stuntmen, as well as compete for industry awards and achievements by uploading their movies to for the entire world to see. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. The Stunts & Effects expansion pack adds more sets, costumes, props, vehicles and backdrops for your virtual productions, along with a new employee type: the stuntman.
  2. The Movies: Stunts and Effects is a great addition to an already stellar title. The new features only add to the immense fun-factor and “sandbox” feel you reap from this game.
  3. The Movies: Stunts & Effects Expansion Pack gives you the tools to turn your Hollywood hits into blockbuster industry-shaping events.
  4. No singleplayer game I know offers more scope for creativity, more surrealism, or a more original commercial model. [Aug 2006, p.82]
  5. New scenes, sets, vehicles and costumes expand the boundaries of what creative minds can accomplish, and the breadth of this new content is very generous.
  6. 77
    The big draw is for those that used The Movies to create customized movies. With the new sets, free-moving cameras, and stunts, these players will have plenty to help them get their creative juices flowing.
  7. Although Stunts & Effects is an intriguing collection of scraps from Lionhead's cutting-room floor, it just isn't worth the price. [Sep 2006, p.58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Roy
    Jun 24, 2007
    If you want to make your own movies you must get stunts and effects it contains so much more than the movies alone has.
  2. TravisG.
    Mar 9, 2007
    This is a great game. I dont know why pc gamer gave it a 40.
  3. Feb 27, 2012
    The movies is one of the best simulation games ever, the stunts and effects does add a bit of diversity to the repeatability requirements within the game. If you have any interest in movies or the movie industry you'll love this. Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2011
    One of the poorest excuses for an expansion pack that I ever played. It fixes very few of the flaws in the original Movies while adding a bunch of eye candy. Expand