Topic: Special Effects Vs Practical Effects.

Lucas Films was paramount in the creation of special effects. It led to Independence Day which was an amazing blend of both practical and special effects for its time, The next one I really like was Real Steel, but the most recent movie was Star Wars: Force Awakens. I think in this digital age we lost the appreciation for the practical effects. when a car goes **BOOM!** it happened not computer generated. What are your thoughts?