JJ Abrams' Action Movie FX App Blows Up Just About Everything

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JJ Abrams has been involved in the creation of some of the most successful movies and TV shows of recent years, including directing the reboot of Star Trek, co-creating the television show Lost, and producing the just-released Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

His company, Bad Robot Productions, typically focuses on his motion picture properties -- however, the company has now branched out into iOS apps with Action Movie FX.

The free app allows users to insert incredibly realistic special effects into videos shot within the app. Action Movie FX includes two free effects, Missile Attack! and Car Smash. Four more effects -- Chopper Down and Tornado, Air Strike and Firefight -- are available in two-packs via in-app purchase. Each set is $0.99, with more effects promised.

Business Insider's Ellis Hamburger filmed this clip inside BI's New York City headquarters, noting that the creation of the movie took "two minutes, tops."


Action Movie FX is available for free on the App Store, with two effects packs available via in-app purchase for $0.99 each. [Direct Link]

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116 months ago
Just shot a missile at my mother-in-law. This app is great! LOL
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116 months ago
This app made our Christmas Eve

I sat down with my 5 year old son to see if we could make a short film,
2 1/2 hours later we had this made:


//www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCrmtqACTs (//www.youtube.com/watch?v=coCrmtqACTs)
Bad acting and script aside,
this is great for quick afternoon fun.
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116 months ago
Awesome, if only they could do the black smoke monster from Lost.
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116 months ago
The dog is now dead and the house is destroyed.
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116 months ago
That's crazy funny. I imagine that many in-laws will be extremely shocked by some of their relatives' holiday videos...
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116 months ago
I was thinking the other day about Lost, there hasn't been a TV show since Lost that I was so hooked on and excited about watching...shame. (:
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