In the 2000 movie Dungeons and Dragons we see a creature that looks like a floating meatball with eye stalks. While at first glance, it looks like a beholder. But did the script say that's what it really was? Or was it actually a spectator

Here is an example of the scene in question:

early 2000s  beholder CGI

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    ... That's an actual shot of the movie and not a horribly bad photoshop? Commented May 14, 2018 at 14:40

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They're beholders. Snails identifies them thusly in a voiceover a few seconds before the scene pictured (when they climb up the grapple lines)

Snails: Ridley, look--Beholders.

Ridley: Relax, Snails. We'll just sneak around 'em.

You might wish to note that given the crudity of the CGI (and the fact that they don't interact with any of the actors) that they were probably dropped into the film long after the scene had been filmed and tested on audiences, explaining their total absence from the film's official novelisation.

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