What movie has the best special effects?
Currently Avatar and The Lord of the Rings (Including the Hobbit) are the most advanced films in visual special effects. Both produced by WETA studio.
Total Recall  Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin, Tim McGovern & Alex Funke received a Special Achievement Award for Visual Effects at the 1991 Academy Awards. Terminator 2 Judgement Day  won Four proper Academy Awards in 1992 for Best Sound, Best Effects/Sound Effects Editing, Best Effects/Visual Effects & Best Makeup.
No. Premier is an editing program where After effects is a special effects program. When used together they go hand in hand. If you plan on sending lightning through someone: After effects. If you plan on making a simple movie with basic color correction: Premier. If you plan on making a movie with awesome special effects: Both.
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The Simplest Special Effects you can use are the ones built into iMovie. For Example, you can apply an instant replay function, or a video effect such a negative to a clip. To see other special effects that are more complicated like embedding a explosion into an iMovie Project, check out my Youtube iMovie Special Effects Playlist in the "related links" section below.
Is a good film one in which the special effects are used only as little or as much as necessary and no more?
Usually that is the case, yes. When a movie is overloaded with special effects, it's usually because the filmmakers are trying to compensate for what's lacking in other areas, i.e., bad/stupid/boring/unbelievable plot, bad acting, bad dialogue, bad editing. Also, even a potentially good movie can be ruined by overuse of special effects, as they become the focus of the movie, while the plot becomes secondary.