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Special effects technology has advanced to the point where there's pretty much no idea too crazy that it can't be brought to life on the big screen. But just because you have all that power doesn't necessarily mean you should use it. That's been one of the lessons of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise over the years.

These movies prove that the best way to stand the test of time is to do things the old fashioned way and use practical effects over fancy computers.