There are ways to make history feel so dull and utterly irrelevant, and then there are the ways that pique interest and make you say: My … how far we've come. I recently ran across this, and thought you might enjoy this 3 minute tribute to the evolution of special effects in films.  In my opinion, they could have used some more iconic clips, but it was still cool to watch, and a break from the more weighty topics.

How many films do you recognize?